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Saturday, July 17, 2004

A New Excavator Speeds Progress at Chatter Creek

Mountain Lodge Construction at Chatter Creek
Dale and Dan have acquired a new (to them) excavator. It's a lot bigger and a lot newer than the old Hitachi that has served them so well over the years. The new machine is perfect for mountain lodge construction.
Dale is "itching" to get the new building up so he can attack the winter roads. There are so many places that the old machine was to small or too light or just too tired to deal with. The new machine will allow roads to be "punched through" some difficult places. Next winter, there should be quite a bit more terrain available for great powder skiing.