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Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

This version of Powell Hut burned down on 17th May 1999 and was replaced by Jan 2000.

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  • bigpaul bigpaul i seem to recall that jumbo at the time was an "A" frame biv
    27 May 2009
  • Haqii Haqii To my knowledge the current hut is no 3. There was one built in 1939. I will try and get some more info. No 2 was built some time in the 80s. I was a warden at both Jumbo and Powell in the mid 1990s. I saw photos of the new hut interior last night. I do not think it as nice as the one that burnt down. It was a real cozy hut. Not a barn.
    27 May 2009
  • bigpaul bigpaul this hut looks newer than the one i stayed in mid winter about 1969. i remember lying on the moari bunk in my kapok sleeping bag wondering if it could get any colder. How many huts have been on this site?
    26 May 2009
  • pmcke pmcke I was in Jumbo hut once and met the guy who was the last person to be in this hut before it burnt down. He was a bit of a strange fellow and wouldn't be suprised if he did burn it down. The Police did give him the grilling and must have decided he wasn't. He must now be a trusted DOC volunteer because he had the key to the warden's room in Jumbo and seemed to think he had DOC's authority while he was there.
    26 May 2009
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Creator: Haqii Added 26 May 200926 May 2009 by HaqiiHaqii. 1 revision 26 May 200926 May 2009 by HaqiiHaqii.
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