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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Did some volunteer work today finishing up a fencing project at a U.S. Forest Service facility. There were five of us oldfarts from our local backcountry horseman group doing the work. The fenced...
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    Re: Moments when you wish you had a camera

    A slick move then. I imagine getting that upstream oar under control was intense.

    That run is on my bucket list. We have a couple of Jack's Paco Pads; bomber river gear, great to sleep on, and ...
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    Re: Moments when you wish you had a camera

    High side!
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    Re: Moments when you wish you had a camera

    Happens a lot.

    Driving home late yesterday evening in an odd atmospheric light of a drizzling rain mixed with forest fire smoke, I saw a young woman, mid-late teens, wearing but jeans, boots, and...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Thanks Jim. There are different variations of the story out there. In all that I have read or listened to, it seems to me Currey was at least culpable.

    A RadioLab podcast had a segment on the...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    And the effing Forest Service gave him permission to cut it down.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Oldest living non-clonal organism. I don’t think they grow in Yellowstone though.

    Know the story of the Bristlecone named Prometheus? Oldest known tree of its time, cut down by a researcher named...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    ^ Nice. Whitebark Pine?
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    Re: Roof of Westminster Great Hall.

    Aisled frame? It's usually described as hammer-beam framing (no aisles).

    176 tons of lead on the roof!

    An amazing masterwork.
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    Re: Man with bicycle

    An interesting bicycle story: The experimental 1900 mile journey of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps from Missoula, Montana, to Saint Louis, Missouri in 1897.

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    Reckon they did a...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yeah, I still need to put up hay and firewood. Picking up some of the hay this afternoon.

    Motivation is low when the smoke is so thick.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Be careful with Tansy. It’s been used as digestive tract wormer and as an insecticide.

    Quote from a plant book I have:
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    “Hay boss, are we working on respecting, or inspecting, your personal space?”

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Spot the Spot Mtn. fire lookout. It’s in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

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    Photo related: Mark Moak, who has staffed the Spot Mtn. lookout the last few years and is there this year,...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    “Butte” is a good word too.

    I think twodot’s vivid postcard photo is of Haystack Butte near Augusta -- a pointy butte.

    We have an Irish relative visiting. He’d been thumbing through a book on...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Haystack formation.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Ah ... my favorite undeveloped natural hot-spring ...

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    A pleasant hour hike to get there. The hot creek cascades down a mountain canyon with numerous natural pools of various...
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    Re: chacales

    No, I haven't done it before. Just want to experience a totally home grown/made corn tortilla.

    Speaking of corn ... I'm just about to chow down on some green chili chicken enchiladas and esquites...
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    Re: chacales

    I've got a wee bit of dried blue corn that I grew last year that I plan to make some masa with. Will use hardwood ashes for the nixtamalization.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    That's a nice 'painterly' photo Kevin. I like the reflection of the barn and boats, especially in the upper right.

    Another crop, if you don't mind:

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Where's Waldo's mama?
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    I read about that recent bear charge near Ovando. Excellent outcome for all, including the bear.

    We have a visitor (herself’s cousin) from Ireland this week. Poor guy, he’s terrified of bears and...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Maybe 90-100 yds for the first two, a bit further with the cows.

    I'm enjoying your Corsica photos.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    5x6 bull elk along the Salmon river in Idaho a couple days ago.

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    There were ~20-30 cows (elk) in the group and I didn't see any other bulls around.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Mmmm … huckleberries.

    I’d guess griz by the way the toes and front of the foot pad are in line. Black bears’ are more arced with the little toes set back from the others. Did you see claw marks in...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yeadon, may I PM you about getting some info on that tent village?
    We have a family visitor from Ireland who will be heading that way in a few days via Yellowstone. That camp setup looks like his...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Problem bear cub visited again just a little while ago. I am certain it was heading for the apple tree by the house but I interrupted that by taking photos and some yelling. It left for about ten...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    That's cool. Will there be a B&W forthcoming?
    Did you go through Yellowstone?
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    Just a comment on some leatherworking needles. Saddlers harness needles are blunt tipped and don’t have sharp edges for somewhat similar reasons: In saddle stitching, thread passes through the same...
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    Re: unreliable, rare, or non-existing

    Cub visited last night. (Time/date stamp is wrong.)

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    Eating an apple:

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    Problem is though, it's on the wrong side of the hotwire that I put up. Unreliable.
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    Re: unreliable, rare, or non-existing

    Speaking of bears ... yesterday morning under an old apple tree by the house:

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    I put a camera there because I'd found large bear scat under the tree and noticed the broken limb. Neighbor...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I spy with my little eye ...

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    Cedar Waxwing in a Hawthorn:

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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    It looks like this Ron. (Shown with skid steer style mount. Others mounts are available but I went with SS thinking it might be better for resale if it didn't work out for me.)

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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Doesn’t one of your tractors have third function for a grapple? That would save on cost.

    I’d really like to have a brushing grapple for dealing with downed tree limbs. Starting to ponder ways to...
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Hay magnet on the wee tractor.

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    Seems like an extravagant luxury but I think of it as an investment in my health.


    Made possible by the installation of a diverter valve and...
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    Re: re-using canning lids

    The reusable lids that I have use separate seal rings.

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    Re: re-using canning lids

    In the early days of the pandemic I bought a bunch of reusable canning lids and rubber seal rings. Turned out to be a good move as canning supplies became unobtainable later that year.
  38. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Maybe some layers with lightened values as they go back in distance? I dunno, but the fore/mid scene sure looks great.

    Thanks for sharing your art Rob.
  39. Thread: Shame of Thrones.

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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    I thought the concept of Prey interesting and enjoyed watching it.

    Prior to watching it I’d heard and read reviews, all touting how historically accurate and authentic everything was with respect...
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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    Some of Yellowstone is filmed around here. A neighbor’s ranch adjacent to my place is the setting for a few scenes. I still haven’t watched any of it yet, other than a few trailers which turned me...
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    Re: Wildfire

    Bluedog, how is it going with the fire near your place?
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    Re: Wildfire

    Yeah, back in the day …

    I worked a few seasons on a FS fire crew, mostly doing hand-line work. Sometimes a few of us would get heli’d out for initial attack on small lightning starts. Those were...
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    Re: Wildfire

    Good luck, that’s getting close.


    I have some property (bare land, no structures) on the Salmon River in Idaho that the Moose fire burned over. The fire is still burning at about 75,000 acres...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    On the way out we stopped for a pack-off break after a two mile decent dropping about 1000ft elevation, passing the falls midway. That decent is one of the rougher, tougher, sections of the trail...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    A few more to finish up this trip.

    Lots of wildflowers were still in bloom in the high country. Mountain Bog Gentian along the stream where we drew our water near camp:

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    Bee for...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Name’s “Porter” which we often just shorten to “P”.

    The white hair stripe on his neck is from a U.S. Bureau of Land Management freeze-brand.
    Former Gov’t Burro #5005:

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    He was born...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Morning coffee and grazing duty under an unnamed mountain peak:

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    ^ Unnamed peak is ~8000ft ASL. Tempting to climb that. Looks like a good scramble and I imagine an incredible view...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Funny you mention that L.W. “All Gold Canyon”, a Jack London short story, a favorite of mine, and I love the film version in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
    Our camp had the feel of that film setting...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Headed for the hills again

    On a trail we’ve not yet been …

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    “Pack Burro Blues”


    Another little pack trip.
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    Re: The stolen pickup. Resolution.

    I have a ’95 Ford Ranger XLT (V6, 4WD, manual 5) that I haven’t used much in a couple years. Sounds like it’s a good time to sell. I really liked driving that truck … except the reverse gearing...
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