While hiking to the top of Mt. Leconte In the Great Smokey Mountains I stopped into the lodge at the peak.  This lodge is surrounded by cabins that used to be part of an old logging camp and has been on top of that mountain for ages.  It is only accessable by foot via several trails, one of which is off the appalachian trail.  I have hiked to the lodge several times via the Alum Bluff Cave trail, a 10 mile round trip hike up a rocky trail with breathtaking views. 

 

The lodge itself is a walk back in time with the wall lined with photos, newspaper articles, oil lamps (no electricity on the mountain top) and other things dating back through the years.  This year there was a surprise on the wall that I had not seen before.  A cigar box uke made from an Oliva box.  It did not look very old so I know someone had to have hiked it up there recently.

 

If you are reading this and are the builder, let me know.  The volunteers that work the lodge did not know where it came from.

    

Views: 140

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I would say it looks rather new-ish. Might have been left or bought by a traveler.

-WY
uh yeah, I figured that. I am trying to see if anybody on the nation may have built it

Wes Yates said:
I would say it looks rather new-ish. Might have been left or bought by a traveler.

-WY
Thats interesting, and I'm down at the bottom of that MTN here in Gatlinburg,,,,,,selling CBG's.I'm not the builder, as the market here wont support a nice build like that.At least not in the numbers I need to make it worth dealing with.
Kinda cool knowing its up there though.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Question about parallel piezo setup.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

Volume/Tone Pots

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 16 hours ago. 4 Replies

CONTEST CANCELLED: We Need Your Photos!

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Alex Fong on Friday. 2 Replies

Mods to CBG kit

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by James Pobog on Wednesday. 4 Replies

s/s lm386 draw amp,

Started by GARAGE HERMIT in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Back Angle

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Monday. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

Mag pickup help

Posted by Fantacone Box Works on December 1, 2019 at 7:26pm 5 Comments

Tupelo Tenor kit

Posted by Craig W.Solomon on November 21, 2019 at 6:51pm 4 Comments

Hello from new member

Posted by Morgan L. Scoggins on November 16, 2019 at 9:52am 8 Comments

Latest Activity

Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Awfull Dreams A D EKER 2019

"Thanks Downtown ! you know what they say that  complex aint allways the thing! i my self often…"
11 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Awfull Dreams A D EKER 2019

"Allright "DENBO"! that makes us  "Lightning Buddies " thanks for the…"
17 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Awfull Dreams A D EKER 2019

"Thanks Derek ! appriciate the comments !"
18 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Awfull Dreams A D EKER 2019

"Thanks Dave !no message intended just a feeling came over me ,remenissing over the tune by Hopkins,…"
19 minutes ago
Andries D. EKER commented on Andries D. EKER's video
Thumbnail

Awfull Dreams A D EKER 2019

"Thanks AGP# ! appriciated !"
22 minutes ago
Dave Lynas commented on Paulo Da Silva Junior's photo
Thumbnail

20191207_170443

"I love your bridge. The sound holes look too fragile though. How did you do that?"
59 minutes ago
Dave Lynas liked Paulo Da Silva Junior's photo
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas commented on BrianQ.'s photo
Thumbnail

More Toothpick Frets

"Do you slot the neck any to set the picks? What glue do you use BQ. ?"
1 hour ago
Dave Lynas liked BrianQ.'s photo
1 hour ago
Ron Mason joined Diane in Chicago's group
Thumbnail

Can Jo Consortium

The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos…See More
1 hour ago
Ron Mason liked Adam Jellison's discussion Canjo Tablatures
1 hour ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Question about parallel piezo setup.
"I place mine one under the bridge area and the other under the neck area so I guess side by side ..…"
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->