History: Arrowhead Lodge, both the cabins and the lodge, were constructed during the 1930s. The buildings are log construction and have names such as Wigwam, Ute, Apache, and Tepee. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a visitor center for people traveling and recreating in theCache la PoudreRiver corridor. The lodge is also known as a viewing spot for bighorn sheep, mostly on the hillsides behind the main buildings.HistoriCorps crews and volunteers will re-roof the Wigwam, Zuni, Hopi and Thunderbird cabins of the Arrowhead Lodge. Volunteer work will include:
- Remove deteriorated rolled asphalt roofing on all gables;
- Repair deteriorated roof-decking, as needed;
- Repair deteriorated facia boards and other trim, as needed;
- Install 30 pound impregnated felt;
- Install 3-tab composite shingles;
Dates: Aug. 23rd-26th, 2012.
Mountain Park campground is located outside of Ft. Collins, CO, about 23.3 miles up Highway 14 from the Highway 287 turnoff. HistoriCorps crews and volunteers will be camping on site at the Arrowhead Lodge.
Although previous construction experience is not required, it is encouraged. Tools, safety equipment, and delicious meals will be provided by HistoriCorps but transportation to and from the project is the responsibility of the participant. All crew members must be physically fit and be willing to work long days in variable weather.