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    Re: Fir die off

    Paul, unfortunately this means Cheat Grass in expanded ranges.
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    Re: Fir die off

    Good question, but my concern is for these high elevation species which are so valuable to wildlife species.
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    Re: Fir die off

    Before I retired I worked to support these aerial forest surveys with satellite and airborne remote sensing systems. Other important species at risk in the western US include Western White Pine,...
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    Being There with Peter Sellers as Chancy Gardener.
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    A road trip to Wendover Army Air Airfield.

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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Beautiful Cinelli steel frame track bike. I went down the rabbit hole on steel frames for a while. I found this nice locally built Columbus steel racing frame. I media blasted and repainted the...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Yes, Columbus steel with brazed lugs. This was in rough shape when I found it. It was a fun restoration project.
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    Re: I like bicycles.

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    I took my Basso off the wall and mounted it into an exercise roller. Indoor riding until spring. I like this bike, it is my favorite steel frame.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    They look well prepared for cold water wading in the slot canyons.
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    I agree, and I learned that the length of the push pull rudder is important. I made mine long, but found I needed to trim mine just a bit to make sure I did not interfere with the main sheet. I can...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Some local Bison on Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake. Although with dropping water levels, the island has become a peninsula.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

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    Not a hike, but our nordic ski season has started.
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    Re: Rememberance Day

    Thanks for starting this thread. I was thinking about my father over this Veteran's Day. My Dad was a Wisconsin farm boy drafted into the US Army when he was 19. He fought at the Bridge of...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Recent storm provided a good start for our winter base. My...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Please share some pics!
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Nice job on the interior layout. I like the way you fit the motor well into the stern compartment.
  19. Re: TV alternatives to watching the mind-numbing election coverage

    No, it kind of reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite, except this takes place in Ireland. Good acting.
  20. Re: TV alternatives to watching the mind-numbing election coverage

    My wife and I started watching Derry Girls on Netflix. Very stupid funny, we are hooked.
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil, I like the option of decking the bow and stern, but I have the open layout in my boat. I like having the open space in the bow, and especially the stern which allows me to stand and plant my...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Neil, Great job on the build! I will be following with interest to see your next steps. I also have a CY, which my wife and I enjoy very much. We find this to be a very versatile boat for camp...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Looking good!
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    A winter hike through a stand of Engelmann Spruce.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Our Great Salt Lake has not dried up yet, but it is historically low. All western reservoirs like Lake Mead, Lake Powell and others share this same fate, 8+ years of drought have taken its toll.
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    First good snow this year.
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    Watching a storm front move in.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Thanks for the comments above. This was my first attempt at restoring an old vehicle many years ago. I have kept it as a garage queen since my kids like it. It is mostly original, but I replaced...
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    A nice day for a drive.
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    Re: Making screws

    You got me started down a rabbit hole...


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    First snow
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    On day ten of our isolation. I feel it is time for a ride. I had to redo the butterfly valve alignment to match replacement screws. First run after this redo and it runs well.

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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

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    Installed the rebuilt carbs. Need to adjust and balance. New rubber bits make a big difference.
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    Thanks for sharing. The Thin Red Line is one of my favorite movies.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    My wife and I came down with Covid. Stuck in the house, might as well rebuild the carbs.

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    Re: Bike road trip in Corsica

    Thanks for sharing your photos. My wife and I enjoyed our trip to Corsica this summer. We hiked the Mare e Monti route starting in Calvi and ending in Cargese. We also enjoyed the beaches and...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Came across this interesting video about vintage British motorcycles.


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    A drive up the canyon to see the start of fall colors.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Thanks! I am just using an iPhone 12 which I think works well. I may have to upgrade to the new iPhone for my wife.

    I always enjoy seeing your pics, especially the ones with your Griffon. We...
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    Hope all is well for those along the storm path. Thunderstorms in southern Utah.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Yah, the original windscreen broke so my friend made this DIY version, still a work in progress...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Thanks guys, I love to ride this bike on canyon roads. This engine has nice torque and power coming out of turns. Certainly not a high performance bike, but it always makes me smile.
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Another day, another canyon to ride. It is good to have airhead friends!

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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    A late summer ride up the canyon. Some of the Aspen are just starting to turn color.

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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    My wife and I just returned from our hiking trip in Corsica France. It is good to be home again.

    I am unpacking my gear and reviewing things that I did not need, as well as what I should have...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Tour de la Porta, near Ajaccio

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Gerard, We have enjoyed many delicious meals along the way but we have not tried the prickly pear yet! We are in Ajaccio working our way south to Bonifacio.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    Paul, Thanks for starting this thread! Lots of great info and pics.
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    Re: photos from my hike - a community thread

    A few more pics since you can only post 5 at a time…

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    This one just caught my eye and I had to stop to take a picture.

    Finally, a few words about the wonderful people of...
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