Day One – December 11th, 2023
Enjoy the photo journal to see how it all comes together. Marker Construction prepped our pavilion logs at Bellingham Parks Ops and were ready to be moved on site in the Hundred Acre Wood.
Safely transported across town on the flatbed.
Wide berth up the 18th Street Connector trail…
Here’s where it gets tight. This is the path that will provide people access directly to the stage. Marker’s crew communicates by hand to direct the logs into place.
Once the lift was in place, it was time to utilize the telescoping beam to get the logs on the stage.
Yes, it’s an impressive reach with the long boom.
Thumbs up from Marker’s Wyatt!
Marker Construction’s co-founder Justin Parker, talking with Josh Neyman, Bellingham Parks about our project, the one degree of separation in the Bellingham Bubble, and pending opening (pass holder) day snow conditions on the mountain.
Bringing in the long 20′ & 18′ beams that will provide a natural feel to the pavilion. Thanks again Dean Zender for donating the logs to our project.
Piece of cake. Especially with such experienced supervision 😉
In the backdoor. Down the path to the backstage access area
Everything in place. All in a days work.
Day Two- December 12th, 2023
Tim tackling the logs with the heavy-handed help of the lift.
Setting the back beam on the posts.
In place for the day. It’s a process.
Mike McAuley, McAuley Design Works, on site with me (Todd E.) to check out how it’s all coming together. Mike was our go-to-guy for the design of our Native Plant garden entrance and Outdoor Classroom Pavilion and site plan. He was also on Recreation Northwest’s founding board of directors in 2013. Thanks MM!
Yes, he’s a tree hugger at heart! I spy Mike- camouflaged while wrapped around the right column.
Yours truly, delighted to see it all becoming a reality.
Day Three – December 13th, 2023
Putting up the front section of the pavilion. Everything will get pre-drilled, taken apart, and put back together over the course of the process.
An eagle eye‘s view:
Day Five Friday, December 15th
Linking the front to the back.
Colorful December day showing off a nice tight fit!
One step at a time
View from the trail
Another day, another piece in place. Well done guys!
The rear view from the Adventure Rock Trail
Close up of the connection of the plinths to the posts.
Week Tw0- December 18th, 2023
Shami and Tim were the main two Marker Construction guys on this project. We just stayed out of their way and admired their work.
Johnny Silk, Construction Inspector, from GeoTest joined us onsite to oversee the process of epoxying the bolts into the beams.
Tim squeezes epoxy into the pre-drilled holes before inserting the bolts.
Tools of the trade
Shami cleaning out the holes with air gun to prep for Tim and epoxy gun.
Men at work. The view from below.
One piece at a time it all comes together
Thank you Johnny Silk at GeoTest for serving as our Construction Inspector on this project.
Next: Ready for the Roof!
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.