In the spirit of today's shuttle launch, the countdown clock has started for Madison liftoff and we are only 2 weeks away from finishing the renovation for the upcoming summer season. The AMC's Construction Crew has been very busy over the last few weeks assembling bunks, building the kitchen, stringing electrical wires and finishing off some final exterior work. With warmer weather and late sunsets, crews have been working 12+ hour days to finish on time and the payoff has been big. After spending last weekend helping out, I got to see first hand the efficiency of the crews and the incredible craftsmanship that is being put into the hut. Below are some photos from May 7th & 8th. I'll be back up again this coming weekend to check the progress and will post some more photos soon.
Construction Crew member hiking in for his weekend shift
Old bunkroom windows being removed along with some final shingling on the new bunkroom
New pine paneling in the Adams side bunkroom makes a BIG difference. Bunks will be assembled and walls built to make three smaller bunkrooms.
This is the Madison side bunkroom split up into three smaller rooms
The new bunk boxes, built in bench and small privacy screen by the headboard. Ladders and mattresses will be coming soon.
Looking back at the hut and Mt. Madison from the Gulfside Trail