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Igloo Demo Jan. 17th 2009 RMNP

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:29 am
by Igloo Ed
I'll be at Jax's Snow Shoe Demo in RMNP on Sat. Jan. 17th 2009 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The demo is where the old Hidden Valley Ski Area was at. It is now called the Hidden Valley Picnic Area or the Hidden Valley Snow Play Area. Ask at the gate if you don't know how to find it.
At this point, I'll be building this igloo solo unless one of you locals would like to show up and give a hand.
I'd like to know before hand if anyone is coming as it makes a difference in what size base I start building when I show up early.
There'll be three different snowshoe manufacturers represented, MSR, Tubbs and Atlas.

Re: Igloo Demo Jan. 17th RMNP

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:16 pm
by glenn
Hey,
I'd love to learn more about building igloos. Check back, but I should be available to build one that weekend. Hopefully I'll have my own tool to bring up!
By the way, I live in Estes, so its not too far. I wish I would have known about your Thanksgiving igloo today. I was just bashing around back there and I probably was inside of a few minutes walk to go check it out.

Re: Igloo Demo Jan. 17th RMNP

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:29 pm
by Igloo Ed
glenn wrote:Hey,
I'd love to learn more about building igloos. Check back, but I should be available to build one that weekend. Hopefully I'll have my own tool to bring up!
By the way, I live in Estes, so its not too far. I wish I would have known about your Thanksgiving igloo today. I was just bashing around back there and I probably was inside of a few minutes walk to go check it out.
Welcome to the forum Glenn.
That would be great if you come and help build the igloo. Thank you.
Hope you had fun bashing around back there while I was working today. ;)

Re: Igloo Demo Jan. 17th RMNP

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:10 pm
by glenn
Ed,
I just wanted to confirm, I planning on coming up with a friend who also wants to help out.
I'll see you Saturday morning...
Glenn

Re: Igloo Demo Jan. 17th RMNP

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:57 am
by Igloo Ed
glenn wrote:Ed,
I just wanted to confirm, I planning on coming up with a friend who also wants to help out.
I'll see you Saturday morning...
Glenn
Woo Hoo! Glad to hear you're coming. I'll show up around 9:15 and start getting things ready. I'll have a foundation ready by 10:00 and start building the igloo at 10:00 or a little before.
See ya,

Re: Igloo Demo Jan. 17th RMNP

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:34 pm
by Igloo Ed
glenn wrote:Ed,
I just wanted to confirm, I planning on coming up with a friend who also wants to help out.
I'll see you Saturday morning...
Glenn
Glad you guys came, Glenn. It was cool that you got to learn the whole thing and it was a good time.
I finally figured it out, the moving form on the last layer. The way you are gripping the form with your left hand... I ran into that a few years back when I was teaching someone and forgot about it. You should have your thumb in the inside corner and fingers on the outside of the form. It gives much more control.
SeventhCourse.jpg
Sorry I didn't spot it at the demo.
Sometimes, I move my chest up to the form so my hand is touching my chest, that makes it more stable too. Both feet spread and solid before you start, don't shift your feet.
And then, someone wasn't helping you move that form:
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