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PostSun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 am 
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Thanks for sharing your memories! That sounds like a great time. The old photos are great.

Julia. Is that a mine in the right of your photo, or just a moraine that looks oddly like a road to a whole in the mountain?


I spent 5 days near Lyman a few years ago. Not another soul, or sign of. It was the first week of April though. I did not see a cabin.

Here is a modern look at recreating in holden.
https://youtu.be/1IVq6D-EPJo
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PostMon Oct 01, 2018 8:21 am 
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I was in there a year ago and we did find the rectangle of decomposed logs. We saw some old metal like nails and debris also. If memory serves me it was located on a slight rise with a view toward the upper lake and glacier. As a reference, it had decayed to a degree much worse than the Bedal cabin at Goat Flats.

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PostMon Oct 01, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Thanks to all that have replied sharing your interest to this thread. I just received an email from a gentleman at Chelan PUD per my request for information. He managed the Lake Chelan snow survey from 2006 to 2016. He said the cabin was still there at that time. He gave me the name and email of another person that will have  more current information. He also said they have the log books from the cabin which he said "are very interesting reading". I will continue to follow up & keep y'all posted as to what unfolds.
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PostFri Oct 05, 2018 11:07 am 
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I received an old Lyman cabin log book from the Chelan PUD that ran from 9/21/'66 to 8/31/'72. I have been going thru it and I thought I would pass on some hilites I have come up with such far.
Most of the traffic came from Holden. The Holden mine closed down in '57 and is now a church retreat center. Large groups would come in and use the cabin as a stop over on their way to Image Lake. The cabin was locked in the fall by PUD. It stored snow survey equipment and apparently was used by crews to measure snow depth and water content.
All the visitors found the cabin well maintained and comfortable especially during inclement weather. Mice were a problem. There was no indication of vandalism but several notations of a lot of trash. One indicated a pack string needed to pack out trash.
Notice the picture of the close up of the cabin. The pole leaning against the cabin is called a shovel mast. The person locking up the cabin in the fall attached a shovel(s) to the pole so it was available to dig out the cabin in the spring. One notation said when they arrived the cabin in 3/69 only the shovel(s) were sticking out of the snow. The cabin was completely buried.
I will continue to peruse the log. If any thing interesting comes up I will share.
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PostFri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 pm 
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Hoping this works!  I haven't figured out how to share the whole log book, but took a few "snips" to share for now.  If I figure out how to share the entire log, I'll add it.  Is there an easy way to upload a pdf file?
It's fascinating to read, and I'll bet many of us can find names of people we've known.

Thanks so much Dick for working on this & getting the information & photos--so much history here!

While snipping the pages to share, I actually even found an entry from 1972 from a doctor I've worked with.  smile.gif


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PostFri Oct 05, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Julia wrote:
Is there an easy way to upload a pdf file?

Simplest would be to upload the pdf to google drive and just create a shareable link.  Other alternatives.
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PostSat Oct 06, 2018 8:30 am 
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Thanks Tom!
First try--shareable link from Google Drive.  If this doesn't work, I'll go to plan B. smile.gif
Lyman Log

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PostSat Oct 06, 2018 10:11 am 
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Google drive worked for download but was too large to view online so I put it up on Scribd.

Lyman Lake Cabin Logbook on Scribd

Edit:  I'm noticing some quality loss viewing the Scribd version online so would recommend downloading the original and viewing offline.
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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 am 
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Lyman glacier in 1980s

The Mountaineers used to do ice practice on glacier in the 80ís when it went into upper Lyman lake it was heavily crevased and actually had a piedmont tongue. I remember doing the Trinity loop on July 4th and you had to avoid it.

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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 9:37 am 
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MC: Did your route over Lyman glacier take you down Phelps Creek to Trinity? I don't have a USFS map so I never had checked that route. My only trip out of Lyman was over Cloudy and Sueattle passes, down miners ridge, down and up over middle ridge, down and up over Buck Creek pass and then down to Trinity. Or I think that's what we did. After all it's been over 50 years.
Fill me in on what is piedmont younger. Never was a climber so I'm not familiar with the terms.
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PostMon Oct 08, 2018 10:33 am 
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We did the standard route from Routes and Rocks up Phelps Creek to Spider meadows, cross country to spider glacier, up spider glacier to spider gap, down skiers right on edge of Lyman glacier with ivy on ridge, on to Lyman lake. We then went over Cloudy and Suiattle Passes to the old cabin on Miners Ridge where we spent night 2 then down a now abandoned trail to cross Miners Creek to cross Middle Ridge then up to Buck Creek Pass where we spent night 3. Finally we went out Buck Creek to Trinity. The entire route was over deep snow except for a brief section of the Miners Creek Trail between the south side of Middle Ridge below Buck Creek Pass. We could not see the trail except there and navigated with compass and altimeter.

I meant (corrected post above) piedmont tongue which is where a glacier spreads out when it reaches a flat. They are common in Alaska.

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