Situated close to the city of Arcata, the forest has long drawn its share of squatters. In fact, in the same year in which Andre found the cabin, the Arcata City Police and Environmental Services dismantled about 15 illegal camps in the forest. Even so, this cabin was different. Why? Because it was carefully constructed and sturdy enough to survive the seasons.
Camouflaged with branches and leaves, the plywood cabin had windows, a porch, and a peaked roof rising 15 feet. Furthermore, stationed on concrete blocks and covered with waterproof tarps, it measured 12 feet long by eight feet across.
Meanwhile, there was no garbage or waste, and there were no signs of environmental destruction. Whoever had built the cabin apparently had a high regard for the forest. Yet why had it been built in such an isolated location? And whom did it belong to?