Originally Posted by nat_ster
Sweet man, your living the dream in the woods.
Any fish in that stream?
No, just minnows. The stream is too volatile. Normally it's a nice 1 foot deep flow. Right now it's down to a couple inches, thanks to the beaver dam upstream, which I haven't got around to pulling yet. At least 3 times a year it goes up to 6 feet deep. Actually, if I wait long enough the water will eventually wash that dam away.
There are many lakes within a 15-20 minute dirt bike ride that provide fantastic fishing, though. Lots of lake trout and pickerel. Good eatin'!
Speaking of wildlife, we've had two visitors lately. One is a fat and pesky black bear that has been attempting to get into everything and anything. He's been showing up in the very early mornings; 3am today. I've got to give this fella credit where it's due: he's smart. The other day we came home and everything that LOOKED like a cooler was turned upside down. We didn't have any food out, but he knocked over a rubber maid container with shoes and boots; one with clean pots and pans..
This morning at 7am I woke up to the dogs barking out the bus door. To my surprise there was a young bull moose (1 foot long antlers or so) standing in the driveway staring us down! I have been seeing his scat all through the property, but this was our first face-to-face. I woke Erin up to take a look, since she has never seen a moose, but by then he was wandering down the road. We ran out to the road and watched him trot out of site.
I didn't even think to grab my camera... wish I would have.
Originally Posted by Scooternj
Actually, we're building more of a glorified deck. The decking will all go on top of the girders, instead of having the girders on the side like a bailey bridge. This way we can have the girders directly under the tires as we go across. Also, we don't have enough free steel to build the lower cross members for a bailey bridge
That would require some hefty I-beams and they ain't cheap!