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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

MWT – Cabin in the forest

01 Road into cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Saturday, after the chores were done, Mike and I took a ride into the Kaibab National Forest to check out a little cabin we’d seen buried in the woods.

02 Cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x761)

The place is barely visible from the North Rim Parkway (SR67) yet that obvious narrow gravel road called us to explore.

03 Inside cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x833)

Deserted, yet an open door spurred us to peak inside and the place was clean and inviting.

04 Wood cook stove in cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (768x1024)

This place has all the conveniences. Well almost. No running water, but there’s a cook stove and plenty of wood.

05 Mike in the outhouse by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (768x1024)

Plus the nearby privy…(oops, sorry Mike)

06 View from outhouse by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (768x1024)

…with a great view.

07 Barn-shed by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Even with trees fallen on the roof, the barn/shed looked in good repair.

08 Barn-shed & boots on fence by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

And the fences were stout. Made me wish I had horses to ride out onto the meadows and into the forest, then back for a safe night for all.

09 1929 carved into aspen by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Some of the old dead/dying aspen carry heavy marks from past visitors…

10 '91 & names cared into aspen by cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (768x1024)

…some more recent than others.

11 Cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x750)

I could move right in. Except that I love my new 5th-wheel and it’s modern conveniences. But there’s a place there I could park for a while.

12 Meadow view from cabin off SR67 Kaibab NF AZ (1024x768)

Although this is public land I can’t find anything online about the cabin. Yet I suspect it’s from the late 1800s to early 1900s ranching days. No signs except a number on the door. I hope to get more information from the District Ranger office in Fredonia this week.

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14 comments:

Arija said...

My absolute ideal little place! Is there water nearby??? I don't need running water in the cabin and there is nothing so satisfying as a privvy with a view.
A beautiful little log cabin. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I lived in Price, Utah from 2nd thru 6th grade, Dad worked for the Forest Service. Every once in a while we would pack up and go to a cabin similar to the one you found, with a shed, corrals, a hand water pump, and a privy. We would stay the weekend. Dad called them Guard Stations. I'm not sure what they were used for but they were a great place to spend a weekend.

Martha Z said...

It seems in too good a shape to be totally abandoned. I hope you learn more about it.

Esther Garvi said...

What a cosy place!!

fjällripan said...

What a lovely and peaceful place, very nice to see! Have a nice week :)

Penelope said...

Wow, so serene.

Tammie said...

that is really interesting. for it to be so clean I would think people visit and care for it. charming as can be, thank you for sharing.

Janie said...

I could move right in, too. Someone must be using it periodically for it to be so well kept. Even the outhouse looks cozy!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a wonderful place to spend a few days!

Firefly said...

Now thats truly a cabin in the woods in all the sense of the word. Looks like a nice little getaway spot.

Marites said...

it's really a beautiful place and that log cabin looks quaint. great photos!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Oh man! Beautiful! We could park the Duck right there
in the lane. What a pleasure to see some place so well kept while abandoned.

Roxanne

Small City Scenes said...

It's mine!!!! But you could stay anytime you want.
Lovely place in beautiful surroundings. MB

Bernie Krausse said...

Look into the squatters laws too. :) Finders Keepers till someone else finds this jewel.

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