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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 7:56 pm 
Needed a quickie on Saturday so decided to head up to Dirty Harry's Balcony. The abandoned logging road was a sheet of ice near the bottom where the stream flows down the road. Fortunately the sides were navigable to avoid the ice. A relatively fresh 2-3" coating of snow over hard pack made the rest of the way a joy to walk. Made it to the Balcony faster than anticipated so after snapping a few pics decided to go find the Museum. Continued up the road, made an educated guess and stumbled upon the goods. Up and down in 3 hours, including a fair amount spent taking pictures. Fun little hike if you are short on time. A few pics.
Icy Stream From Wooden Bridge
Icy Stream From Wooden Bridge
Defiance from Dirty Harry's Balcony
Defiance from Dirty Harry's Balcony
I-90 From Dirty Harry's Balcony
I-90 From Dirty Harry's Balcony
McClellan Butte From Dirty Harry's Balcony
McClellan Butte From Dirty Harry's Balcony
Silver Peak From Dirty Harry's Balcony
Silver Peak From Dirty Harry's Balcony
Bandera and I-90 From Dirty Harry's Balcony
Bandera and I-90 From Dirty Harry's Balcony
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Dirty Harry's Balcony
Icy Stream
Icy Stream
Closeup of Icy Stream
Closeup of Icy Stream
Dirty Harry's Museum
Dirty Harry's Museum
Front View
Front View
Top View
Top View
Front Door View
Front Door View
Steering Wheel View
Steering Wheel View
Odometer and Foot Pedal View
Odometer and Foot Pedal View
Ghost in the Mirror
Ghost in the Mirror
Frontside View
Frontside View

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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 8:02 pm 
I would like to go back and see the truck. It's been almost 20 years... and lots of gray hair... and a few extra pounds.
Dirty Harry's Truck
Dirty Harry's Truck

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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 8:07 pm 
Thanks for the comparison pic. The trees seem to have grown quite a bit in 20 years. I figured you would have stopped by a few weeks ago when you did the peak.

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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 8:38 pm 
I might have if I could remember where it was. It used to be visible from the route. Since the trees grew that seems not to be the case. I had not been back to the peak in the intervening 20 years.

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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 8:43 pm 
What year is that truck from and what was it used for, it looks almost like an old-time Tacquería

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PostSun Feb 19, 2006 8:51 pm 
Peppersteak, Harry was a logger. Karen has a few tidbits here.

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PostMon Feb 20, 2006 6:39 am 
It’s a GMC 2 ½ ton 6X6. At a guess, it’s WWII surplus.
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I think it was used as a logging skidder. There is an old LaSalle, or Cadillac, motor mounted in the bed, that looks like it used to power a winch. Harry used to live of the MFK. Any else remember the old logging equipment MFK road, shortly before it joined back up with the upper road? There used to be a water truck, and a 1950's Mack logging truck parked there. Thats where Harry lived.

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