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Don Welch
Jan 20

Hello - and - Access

4 comments

Edited: Jan 20

Hi all! We are Don and Susan Welch. In 10 days we close on the Potter cabin, one of the last cabins up the hill past the yellow gate - don't know how else to describe it. We are excited about spending our summers there, hopefully from mid May to end of September/October sometime. We are retired three years and spend most of our time backpacking and hiking, a lot of that in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico the last couple of years. We have completed a section hike of the Arizona Trail (we live in north central AZ) and have currently finished nearly 200 miles of the Colorado trail. Looking forward to completing the CT this next summer or the next depending what "life" holds.

 

So, we hope to come over for the closing week after next and are wondering about access to Jasper, more importantly if we can get up to the cabin. How much snow is on the ground right now? (the weather report looks favorable for no real accumulation in the next couple of weeks or so) Our understanding is the main road gets plowed occasionally so not too worried about getting to Jasper. However we are really curious if we can drive up to the cabin in a 4x4 pickup. We can chain the front end if needed. We had heard that the Caretaker could possibly plow the road up to the cabin with enough notice - and if the snow isn't too high already....that might be a rumor??

 

Thank you in advance and we look forward to meeting our new summer neighbors!

Larry Wolcott
Jan 20

Congratulations on the wonderful cabin. That's really a gem. Steve and Amanda just bought Donna's old place across the street (up the hill) and I have the property directly across the street at the top so you're in good company . :) It's so nice and quiet up there at the top of the yellow gate with stunning views of the river valley. Access in the winter will typically be a snowshoe hike so bring a couple of sleds to carry in your stuff. If you call and make arrangements in advance, Bob may be able to help. It's not exactly in the job description so make sure to bring a case of good beer for him .

 

It's been a light winter but there's a big storm coming through this weekend. Good luck on your trip and make sure to take some pictures and share when you get back!

 

-Larry, Marisa, Nico and Angelo

Don Welch
Jan 20

Thank you for the reply! We look forward to meeting you and your family! I will give Bob a call next week to see how much snow there is and his thoughts on getting into the cabin. Presently we have a pretty heavy 3500 watt generator (I think David is going to bring his small generator back this spring for us) so not sure how dragging it and water up hill to the cabin will go! Or go without power... hopefully install some solar this summer.

verdefireandsafety
Jan 21

Call Peter or Jeffrey 928-567-2547

Don Welch
Jan 21

Verdefireandsafety.... Call Peter or Jeffrey? Are they year-round residents up there with plows, maybe know the depth of the snow and if we can drive in? Or do they do snow removal and come in from town? Who do I say said to call? We can walk in if it will be a hassle or costly.

 

Sorry we will likely get to know a lot of people and learn much about the area over the summer.

 

Thank you!

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