Thursday, May 17 2012
Yesterday obviously was awesome for me. I will bring you along if you like.
The first picture came out well enough that I made it the wallpaper on my smart-phone, seemed fitting somehow.
Where the hell was I anyway?
Desertgate is installing wireless Internet at Camp Blue Haven which is way the hell and gone up in the mountains somewhere near Mineral Hill. I'd love to show you a map, but I believe the pictures are better suited to this BMN. http://campbluehaven.com/ or you can Google map Camp Blue Haven
Camp-Blue-Haven-Tower-trail There wasn't room enough for all of us on the Polaris ATV so I stayed behind to work on a couple of device setups. The main mover and shaker of the WiFi tower project, Wayne would come back for me and the second load. He said it was a mile and a half up the trail so when I was done doing what I had to do I began to hike up, and up, and up, as it turned out I wasn't even close, I made it maybe a 1/8th of the way which of course I did not know when I heard the ATV coming down.
Camp-Blue-Haven-Tower-Polaris The ride in the ATV was hair raising to say the least. I thought to myself on the first leg of the hike, "I bet the Jeep could make this." Well maybe it could have made it up that first part, but that was the smooth section of the trail.
Camp-Blue-Haven-Tower-panorama - Nice huh? Tecolote Peak way down there. Bear Mountain off to the West. I hope I got a picture in that direction. Hermits Peak is below us on the north, outside the frame of this picture. Unfortunately for the camera work, but fortunate for me in general, Ron and Eric expected me to work, so I didn't have time to lollygag and shoot pictures.
Camp-Blue-Haven-Tower-Eric this tower is only thirty feet tall. Nevertheless it is way up there. I had to go down the mountain for an even more hair raising ride. It was my job to hook up the main house at Camp Blue Haven to this tower.
I did get to speak with Wayne the Camp Manager about the many cabins we passed on the way up the mountain. He said back in 1958 when the owners (perhaps a church group, not certain) purchased the land, they leased out cabins sites to help pay the note. He said the lessee's built their own cabins, and put in the utilities. Interesting, sounds like an idea I had? He also added from his perspective it was a pain to deal with all the leases, but it did continue to be an income for the property.
He said they have around 2000 campers come through the property. I just looked on that site I posted, and the basic fee is $200 per week, hmmmm. Yeah, I don't naively think this is easy money or anything, but it is a very nice way to earn a living, being in the mountains all the time and all that outdoors stuff.
I don't know exactly how many ladder rungs I climbed yesterday, but every step up and down the ladder at two sites I worked were complemented by an equal quantity of steps inside the houses. Something was wrong with the gear I had installed so I had to go up and down I'd guess ten times troubleshooting.
I went from Mineral Hill to Penderais and did the routine again on another equally high mountaintop. Besides the hiking and climbing I sat on my butt in the Jeep traveling I think (I forgot to set the trip odometer)100 miles yesterday. One other pretty good thing and something I'm proud of these last few days, is I have drastically reduced my cigar smoking. I was smoking two a day. I was way out of control. My goal which seems like it won't be too difficult, is smoke after six PM, only. Maybe, if I am very lucky I am not nearly as addicted as I thought, and I can just quit.
Welp, as you might imagine I'm beat tired. Unfortunately there is no rest for the wicked.
Today, I'm thinking I'll build a cabinet to hold the Tusas Stereo, something simple, just help hide the wires and hold the fuses and power switches.
Yours truly, and in perpetuity (we hope)
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