Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nappy Fox

Alright, the fox is in the mix.

She's cute, but ran out of the kitchen last night with one of my shoes.
I haven't seen either one today. Shoe or fox.

The grass is up to my chin out there.
These pics are from the evening before, nappin in the kitchen.
(probably dreaming of chewing shoes) lol

The middle picture is a nice printable sketch.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

PIT Project Warm Springs

Wow, 2 posts in a week.
This was my next adventure. A week in the Frank Church Wilderness working on a PIT project I mentioned in an earlier post.
It was wet starting the week out. But it dried out and warmed up to almost hot by the next weekend.
When the group headed out of Challis Sunday morning we met up with packers Geoff and Jenny.
The entire had been razed by fire hot enough to kill everything, but not burn it up.
The SCA boys, (Student Conservation Association), had the camp setup and were felling trees for our project with a crosscut saw.
The Wilderness allows no power tools.
They Felled , we peeled and we cleaned logs and put the Warm Springs Guard Station back in order.
Next year we go back to replace the sill logs and finish the roof.

Click on the photo to go to the flickr set. Why they are always sorted backwards I haven't figured out yet.

Like as before, these photos are small and barely printable, suitable only for the web, mainly due to theft issues. If you see a photo you want, in a larger file size, just ask.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark.

Hi all,
My first adventure this month, July 2009, was an Idaho State University Class which spent 4 days in Montana, exploring the trails and learning of the expeditionary team of Lewis and Clark.
We met at the Travelers Rest near Lolo Montana.
After touring the nice little museum and grounds where L+ C camped, we were off to look for signs of their passage and the Nez Pierce trails and history.
We saw trees peeled by the Nez Pierce to get the cambium layer which provided some nourishment in the Winter. The fishing weirs built by the natives to harvest salmon were still discernible being built from rock.
Rock cairns, old camps and lots of new flaura to examine. Many learned people in the group made it easy to get questions answered. Very nice !
Click on the pic to go to the flicker set.
The pics are as always small and low quality, so If you need a better photo, just write.
Feel free to add comments or identify plants.
Last week I was in the Frank Church Wilderness for a week working on the Warm Springs PIT project.I'll be posting that adventure in a day or two.