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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 …

    -- J P
    “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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    Re: Gentry custom boats....

    Same here. Have tried a couple times in the past two weeks. No response.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Dunno, don't want to chance it.




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    ETA: We had a burro gelding that had vestigial teats. They didn't just pop up in a day though.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Geeze Garret, that sounds like a miserable job. But here’s a thing, and a thanks to you, prompted by your comment about Cowboy Baxter’s dill umbels …

    On my little ¼ mile foray in search of...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Dill umbels. Both are in the carrot family, as is parsley, parsnips, celery, and a bunch of other tasty plants. The family also includes some highly poisonous plants even nastier than wild parsnip...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Took the critters out for a few miles of exercise.

    All in step:

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    Burro radar.

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    Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Yeah, those are folding stoves. A buddy of mine has one.
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    Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    On river trips where we’ve got iced coolers, I sometimes make frozen ‘omelets-in-a-bag’ to use in the first few days. Whip up eggs and add whatever fixin’s you like, vacuum bag in single servings and...
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    Re: Scholar of modern Civil Wars in WAPO

    How about we work on this instead:



    Quote from the OP, my bolding.
    Thanks TomF.
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Yes, I pack some steam rolled oats. And he got an apple with his dinner, and his breakfast, that were intended for our lunch. I also was able go out before dark and hand pick a small armload of bunch...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    About a couple miles in, a creek crossing stopped us. The hewn single-log, people-bridge was good, but there was a snarl of down logs in the stock ford area. We scouted around for other crossing...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    This past weekend we headed up a trail on a day-hike to a high mountain lake.

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    Burro in the boulders and bear grass (the white blossoms):

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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Heh. Yeah, I had a full size backpack but there wasn’t much in it, just some essentials that I’d want to have should we become separated.

    When I was making up the pannier loads – burro gear in...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Seems to be less so with dudes. Kids though! Children and donkeys got something going on.

    Fire away with any comments/questions about the rig, or whatever, we’re on the e-trail here.
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Indeed, it is for us. Not without trials and tribulations getting there though, and no doubt more down the road. That's life though, eh?

    Is this something you've dreamed of doing?

    Does a...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Well thank you Skip. LMAO!

    Funny, I was just trying to think of a way to describe the 'chick magnetism' that we, or rather, he, the burro, often encounters on the trails.
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    It was getting late in the day and we were getting tired, so we took what we could for a camp site. Not a lot of options in that area. The site was less than ideal with all the standing dead timber...
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Scent of a shadow.

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    This canyon burned in 2000 – a big wildfire year in this area. With granite walls rising over 1000ft, the canyon is popular with rock climbers. The Forest Service has...
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    My hiking buddy is an ass.

    But he carries his own, and then some.

    Packed up and ready to go.

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    Recently, the burro, the dog, Herself, and I, (weird to be down to one dog now) headed out for a little overnight...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I’ve been checking on a Red-tailed Hawk nest over the past couple months. The two fledglings flew the nest yesterday or early today. I can hear them out in the woods not far from the nest but when I...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Winged things

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  26. Thread: Puppers

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    Re: Puppers

    Received an update on one of the pups.

    From this – the black one in the middle:

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    To this, today -- seven months old now:

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    Re: Best "alternative milk"

    Donkey milk for infant human orphans.
  28. Thread: What's for dinner

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    Re: What's for dinner

    Wild things for dinner.

    I noticed a nice flush of oyster shrooms on a standing dead cottonwood tree at my place, so I picked a few.
    I smokey/grilled the oyster shrooms with a sort of ‘Asian’...
  29. Thread: Fungi

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    Re: Fungi

    I've grown shiitake kits purchased from Cascadia Mushrooms.

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    I wanted to start some Wine Caps this year. I see that Cascadia is sold out of them.

    There are a couple dead cottonwood...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    He's a real nowhere man ...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Wildflower pics from a walkabout today.

    The Arrowleaf balsamroot sunflowers are withering, but good to see snow holding in the high country.

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    Bitterroot blossoms are making a good...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I’m seeing the ‘problem’ as a paradox of time, with both arguments being correct.

    Looked at as a singular event/game sample, the odds at the second choice – to switch, or not – are 50-50....
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Thanks for the reminder. Good luck getting your hay put up.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Bale accumulator/grapples are wonderful things.

    L.W., how much per ton are small squares of grass hay going for out there in The Land of Milk and Honey? Looks like it's going to be at least $300/T...
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    Re: What's for dinner

    That's a lot of garlic. You baching it?

    I love tzatziki.
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    It's Lupin season here too in the Northern Rockies.

    Pic from yesterday on a walkabout:

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    Cool and wet spring weather here this year, with some good late-season snows in the mountains....
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I agree. There's something primeval about their calls. They are believed to be the oldest living bird species.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Sandhill Crane:

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    They are large birds, approximately 3-4ft. tall, 6ft. wingspan. The adults have gray plumage with white cheek patches and a red crown of unfeathered skin....
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    I snapped this shot of a male Western Bluebird just a few days ago while out on a walk.

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    We have Mountain Bluebirds as well.
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    Re: One Owner 1941

    Herself picked up a Gerstner chest a few years ago. She uses it for some of her sewing stuff. It's not nearly as nice as that one though. Score.

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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    That's a great shot. Fergus, the domesticated dog.

    Is that a Blacktail fawn?
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    Re: Stopper eye splice.

    Colin, did you see the other video on that channel: Single Wall and Crown Knot – Finishing a Back Splice? As he mentions, the same can be done with an eye splice -- putting the stopper at the end of...
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    Re: Stopper eye splice.

    Maybe like this one in 3-strand? YouTube link: Double Wall and Crown Knot Finishing an Eye Splice

    Interesting splice, never seen it before. What's the application?
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    Re: Cutting board finish???

    I have a cutting board that I made from a scrap of sugar pine over thirty years ago. It started out as 8/4 but is closer to 4/4 now from resurfacing it occasionally. No finish.
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    Re: Doors

    Jim, what’s your plan for the bottom seal?

    If/when I get around to building exterior doors for my place I’m thinking of using automatic door bottom (ADB) seals and flush thresholds. Nice to be...
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    Re: Fixing things? Pointless.

    Rick, I don’t know who manufactured the vise. Taiwanese I believe. Similar/same vises are sold by a number of retailers. Search “universal vise”. The one I have was purchased from StewMac. It's a...
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    Re: Fixing things? Pointless.

    I made a Boy’s axe handle (straight) from an offcut of an old hewn hickory barn beam.

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    It’s not ideal grain for an axe handle but it was nice to work with.

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  49. Thread: Shingles

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    Re: Shingles

    From the information sheet I got with my first Shingrix shot:

    "This vaccine [RZV, Shingrix] is also recommended for people who have already gotten another type of shingles vaccine, the live virus...
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    Re: Shingles

    Thanks for the reminder. I just scheduled an appointment for my second vaccine.
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