Jake’s Cabin

We’ve been going to Jake’s Cabin for a little more than ten years now. It is a great place to camp out in the middle of nowhere. The cabin is part of an old prospecting camp. A tin can dump is scattered nearby and a small shaft is hidden down the wash. The mining here never amounted to much but a man named Jake started fixing the place up.  Over the years it became a nice place to stay. The small single room cabin is available to everyone on a first come, first served basis.

Recently, I heard that Jake had passed away in an automobile accident while returning from working on the cabin he loved so much. Thank you for rebuilding and taking care of this old desert cabin, Jake. Countless people have enjoyed the place over the years; their lives enriched by what you built. RIP Jake.

Dan, Lewis and my dad on an early trip to Jake's. Notice there is no back porch. Dan, Lewis and my da...
Jake's cabin. New Year's Day, 2004. Jake's cabin. N...
The outhouse in 2004. The outhouse in 2004.
My dad inspects the stove. As usual, he is wearing his best desert exploring shoes: Vans. My dad inspects the ...
Photos of the cabin's progress and of Jake himself, from 2003. Photos of the cabin&...
Camping at Jake's in 2005. Jake has added  a back porch to the place. Camping at Jake'...
Old can dump. Old can dump.
Can dump and cabin. Can dump and cabin.
Inside, 2005. Inside, 2005.
More progess photos. 2005. More progess photos....
2012 photo. 2012 photo.
Bunk beds and table. Bunk beds and table.
Stove, door and broom. Stove, door and broom.
Micah and I spent an evening doing some night photography. Micah and I spent an...
Clouds moved in. Clouds moved in.
Across the wash. Across the wash.
Lights on the back porch. Lights on the back p...
Back porch and milky way. Back porch and milky...
Cabin glow. Cabin glow.
Outhouse flowers. Outhouse flowers.
"Might want to wait a while before going in." "Might want to ...
Milky Way over Jake's. Milky Way over Jake&...
Cabin light. Cabin light.
Red porch. Red porch.
Good night Jake. Good night Jake.


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