more pictures showing the raising of my tipi in the forest...

                                                       still the task of raising the tipi itself lay ahead

the 'groundwork' was laid! our foundation ready for... 

                                                                      ... the three foundation poles!

                                                           going by the book* made this endeavor much 
                                                              easier... and the results... well, you'll see!

                                                             it's good to have a lot of space nearby to lay 
                                                              out the lifting pole with the cover attached

* the parts i read and reread on actually raising a tipi, in the
Laubin's book "The Indian Tipi: Its History, Construction, and Use",
were invaluable in getting this thing up right the first time!

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