The water levels here are the lowest that I’ve ever seen. I hope for a big snow year, but with El Nino, I suspect it will be a warm and dry winter (relatively). I have been pleased though to see that the forests in the higher elevations, while dry, are not too bad. The small springs and seeps still have water flow and the trees and brush look pretty good. At the lower elevations, it is dry and brown though.
It is two summers into a three summer renovation. The outside is a coat of white primer over rather extensive repairs, and the final coat will be done next summer along with a few other minor things and then it will be put into service as a rental. A couple of weeks ago I hiked on another mountain about ten miles away and the old cabin shone like a beacon with that new white paint!
You answered my question. Yes, it will be a rental. Wouldn’t that be an experience? Your comment about the cabin shining like a beacon made me smile. When I first saw the photo, it was a lighthouse that came to mind, before I focused on it. There’s a reason so many lighthouses are painted white!
The new paint makes a huge difference and makes it plainly stand out. I’ve been able to see it from many places far from it.
It would be enjoyable to stay there for a few days. I’d love to do that in the middle of winter or in very stormy weather.