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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 6:12 pm 
Ran into this partially built cabin while looking for mushrooms today in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie. Anyone know anything about it? It appears to be new, the wood and nails looked fresh, and it's right along a GPS track I made a couple of years ago and I'm sure I would have noticed it.
It's not too far away (maybe a quarter mile) from the remains/foundation of another structure that's along an unofficial trail. I don't think either of them are the pedophile house (from the videos I've seen). It's not very well hidden, being in open forest maybe 150 yards from a major trail.

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 6:29 pm 
Is it on youtube yet? Lots of how I built a super secret cabin videos on there.

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 7:10 pm 
Time to pack a tarp and do a little camping.

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 7:55 pm 
I wouldn't stick around something like that. The person who built it might be completely normal but needs a home, or the person could be trouble, and there you are...!

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 8:26 pm 
Something about the Middle Fork seems to attract these kind of structures. Proximity to the metropolis, perhaps?

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PostSun Nov 13, 2022 9:23 pm 
Probably just putting in a pit toilet

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 6:49 am 
This guy built one in Canada somewhere. I do not know what the rules are there. I suspect we will see a bit more of super secret cabins in the woods.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 8:41 am 
Where are the trees being harvested from?

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 9:10 am 
treeswarper wrote:
This guy built one in Canada somewhere. I do not know what the rules are there.
I've stayed in lots of "illegal" huts ski touring on crown land in Canada. I was told by the Canadians there that although the cabins are not legal, and did not receive any government approval, the government turns a blind eye to them so long as you don't try to lock the front door and keep it all to yourselves. They are all over the place up there. Some are on the internet and in guide books. Some are not. Just another way recreating in Canada is not as wild as in the US and more of a free for all. Where as in the US if you did the same thing on National Forest or wilderness land you would be committing ten different felonies and be looking at a prison sentence.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 9:10 am 
Bootpathguy wrote:
Where are the trees being harvested from?
They cut down trees around the cabin and build the cabin. And then they continue to cut down trees around the cabin to provide fire wood. These illegal cabins are really environmentally destructive and should not be tolerated. Philfort, I would report to MBSNF so they can go tear down the structure (and hopefully catch the perpetrator).

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 9:32 am 
Foresty Forest used snags (dead trees). It is preferable to use dead trees because they are a bit seasoned--have less moisture. The logs would also be lighter weight and easier to carry. He continues to use snags for firewood. I suspect he's in a area where there is a lot of bug kill in Spruce and Lodgepole habitat. If you watch his construction video, he's using quite a bit of blowdown trees. The photo of the subject cabin looks like live trees have been used. Electric chainsaws make stealth cabin and trail building quite doable. Here's a video of a night spent in his creation.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 10:55 am 
treeswarper wrote:
Here's a video of a night spent in his creation.
That's an awesome video tw. Thanks for posting that. That guy is really capable--even cooks! haha ~z

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 11:31 am 
altasnob wrote:
Philfort, I would report to MBSNF so they can go tear down the structure (and hopefully catch the perpetrator).
And that's exactly why a person (well, me, at least) shouldn't be around to check something out like that for longer than it takes to see it & book. The builder comes up and sees you doing a waypoint and taking photos - no telling what they'd do. Granted, it's next to a trail and all; but in general, not something I would want to check out.

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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 12:11 pm 
zephyr wrote:
treeswarper wrote:
Here's a video of a night spent in his creation.
That's an awesome video tw. Thanks for posting that. That guy is really capable--even cooks! haha ~z
His roofing skills apparently need improvement. There's another youtube person who documented her night in that shelter. it rained and she reported that the worst leaking was above the bed. Her sleeping bag got soaked, but the hut stayed warm. She recommends that folks bring a tarp to fling over the roof if they stay there.

What's especially fun about sock puppets is that you can make each one unique and individual, so that they each have special characters. And they don't have to be human末animals and aliens are great possibilities
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PostMon Nov 14, 2022 12:12 pm 
BigBrunyon wrote:
Probably just putting in a pit toilet
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