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Well, I havn't been on here in a while but...
The time has come to build Lester a bit more room than he's got. We've amassed quite a pile of wood over the summer and are planning to build him a 10x20 foot addition to his camper. Something that has a few more larger windows and wood heat. We are planning the build for Nov. 17 & 18 and any/all help would be appreciated. If you are interested please respond via e-mail to
I will also check this thread.
Thanks in advance
sugar magnolia

Good on ya.I cant believe he is still up there.Wish i could help but i live on the rock.

I won't be around on that weekend, but I will post this one FlyBC and see what comes up there.


Thanks Rick.

Seems like so little interest in helping out. Have that many people dropped from this site? If you just don't remember what happened here's a refresher....

Copy and paste of origional post from

Well my dad and I went fishing on Big Silver Creek up Harrison East fsr yesterday. I have been fishing up there since I was old enough to drive and every time I went in I'd stop to see Lester, a hermit, the only person that still lives at the second logging camp. He's been there in his mobile with his dogs for over 30 years. He is known for helping people out that are stuck or in need in the bush. Fixing flat tires or driving people out when their vehicle gets stuck. Well yesterday we popped in and noticed his house was gone. He was still there however, in his camperised van. We asked him where his house was and he pointed to a pile of rubble. "I went into town for some groceries and someone came and burned it to the ground for me." He said he arrived home just to see the last bit burnning out. He now has 2 makshift grave sites next to his old house. One for Sady and the other for Rex. They were his dogs that this person saw fit to burn down with his house. This truely was the saddest day of fishing I've ever had. Next weekend I will be driving him out a care package along with an Easter dinner. He wants to rebuild, has a positive look on life and is dettermined to stay. Shortly after he lost everything the Chehalis natives heard of his misfortune and drove him out 2 black lab puppies wich I think helped him more than anything material anyone could have given him. If anyone has an old trailor they would donate or even some used building material please let me know. I hate to see him holed up in a camper van.
Sorry for the long post but it weighs heavy on me to see him like this. He's a real good people.

Since then we have brought him a camper with a bathroom, gas stove/heat and kitchen, and gathered enough building material to get an addition started. All we need now is the manpower.

I'm not going to bother wasting my time posting pics here. If anyone's interested in seeing what we've built for Lester they can e-mail me. My e-mail is

Sad to see what's become of this site.

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