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    Heather and Joe build an Igloo! (with pics!)

    Heather and I decided to go build an igloo and spend the night up butler fork in big cottonwood canyon, we built our igloo on the side of a hill near the dog lake / desolation lake fork. Temperature at time of departure from SLC was 61 degrees, we used the air conditioner on the drive up the canyon... the snow was wet, and heavy, classic spring conditions.

    Heather making her way up:


    Me in my glacier goggles, it was a nice and sunny day, temps in the low 40's very little wind:


    Really wet snow:


    Self shot of Heather:


    Heather going over the bridge:


    Our destination! Dog lake to the left, Desolation to the right:


    Snow pile done, starting to dig out the inside:


    Heather digging out the Iglo:


    All done! About the size of a good 3 man tent! We laid down a tarp, zipped our bags together and slept on two full size thermarests for insulation:


    (continued in next post...)

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    The view from inside:


    Lunch!


    We emptied our bags in the Igloo and retreated back to the car... to get our snowboards and snowboard gear:


    I took the helmet cam with us, and recorded the descent back, quite a ride! I'll get some video footage together in the near future...

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    Very cool (cold?)!

    How long did it take to set up the igloo?

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    About 5 hrs of work in total. The snow was really REALLY wet and heavy, we both felt we got a great workout!

    Over all the igloo was about 7 feet wide by 8 feet deep and 4 feet tall at the highest point. Maybe somebody good at math can figure out how many tons of snow we had to move to build it!

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    I bet that was a lot of hard work.

    Not everyone can say they've built an igloo!! (Especially when living in CR!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner View Post
    About 5 hrs of work in total. The snow was really REALLY wet and heavy, we both felt we got a great workout!

    Over all the igloo was about 7 feet wide by 8 feet deep and 4 feet tall at the highest point. Maybe somebody good at math can figure out how many tons of snow we had to move to build it!
    Are you sure you would really want to know?

    I have a photo in here of my back garden, with all the stone walls and walks I put down myself. I was just thinking about how many tons of rock and cement I moved to do the whole thing... .

    Anyway, that must have been quite an experience. Was there anyone else out there, or just the two of you?

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    Wow. Seriously, coolest thread of the week.

    Brings back some awesome memories.

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    The guy in that survivor man show of discovery could learn a couple of things from you guys!!! At least how to smile!!!! Agree..the coolest thread in a while....

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    sweet! Looks like a nice day for some corn Skiing!

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    Damn, that's all kinds of cool. I was picturing a dome structure made of blocks of snow, but wow, how neat.

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    DUDE! I haven't built an igloo since I was a kid. What a cool idea!
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    I did an iqloo once, it was more like Joes and Heather's version rather than the blocks of cut ice.

    Properly done, insulated well, it keeps you quite warm.

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    Isn't it a snow cave if it's dug out, and an igloo only if it's built up of blocks of ice?

    Looks like fun...Joe you've become like just another one of the regulars since you handed off the technical responsibility...writing posts about things other than server upgrades and database errors and all that.
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    Yeah, I think it's technically a snow cave, but igloo sounds so much cooler!

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    6720 pounds of snow,+/-

    Wet compacted snow has a Specific Gravity of 0.48, so weight/ft³=30#

    You moved 224ft³*30=6720 Lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    6720 pounds of snow,+/-

    Wet compacted snow has a Specific Gravity of 0.48, so weight/ft³=30#

    You moved 224ft³*30=6720 Lbs.
    We had to move it twice, er, three times. Once to make a snow pile big enough to dig into, once to dig out the cavity, and once more to get all of that snow away from the front door!

    Thanks for the math, Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner View Post
    We had to move it twice, er, three times. Once to make a snow pile big enough to dig into, once to dig out the cavity, and once more to get all of that snow away from the front door!

    Thanks for the math, Tom.
    So, yeah, a good* workout!

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    Nice. I love snow shoeing this time of year. I need to talk the old lady into giving it a try.

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    I think I'd be paranoid all night... wondering if the roof is going to cave in on me.

    Very cool though.

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    Snow pile done, starting to dig out the inside:
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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    I think I'd be paranoid all night... wondering if the roof is going to cave in on me.

    Very cool though.
    I would probably have felt the same way, except we were so exhausted from building the damn thing that we passed right out.

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    Awe man that looks like so much fun!!!

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    Here is a quick video tour of the snow cave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Hp4M0iN08

    And the fun part, snowboarding back to the car: http://youtube.com/watch?v=eUE3qXZc8-k

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    That is pretty cool.

    I thought an igloo was a shelter constructed from blocks of snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner View Post
    Here is a quick video tour of the snow cave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Hp4M0iN08

    That was very nicely done. I am mistaken in thinking that I did indeed see some blocks used in the build?

    I like the nicely finished entrance. By the way, did you leave the cave intact when you left?

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