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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Kauri, Lee.
    Just read the Wikipedia entry on them. They’re impressive.

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    they make great boats
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    Those are awesome trees Lee! I never realized they grew to that size. Red cedar are the prime tree around here, but the big fir are majestic in their height.
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    Read Island cedar.
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    Cortes Island rainforest.

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    An update on day 2 and 3 of our Mare e Monti hike in Corsica. We finished two more challenging hikes.

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    Climbing to the pass Boca di Bonassa.

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    Frequent detours around windthrown trees.

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    Looking back at Galeria where we started todays hike.

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    Our first view of Girolata where we are spending the night. Girolata is a beautiful small village accessible only by boat or foot.

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    Approaching the harbor at Girolata. Several boats were wrecked in the recent storm. As you may know Corsica experienced severe storm damage a few weeks ago.

    My wife and I are finding this to be a challenging hike due to the hot humid weather and the frequent bushwhacking around fallen trees. I am accustomed to hot dry weather, but the hot temps combined with the humidity kicks my butt. I need to drink 3 liters of water a day with electrolytes to stay sharp. But so far my wife and I are doing ok. Each day we finish within the expected time frame. We are feeling stronger each day which is all you can hope for!

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    From backpacking this summer, tracks in the fine dust of a trail:








    I followed the tracks for over a mile, we were going in the same direction. I think that it was a skunk (?).

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    ^ not a skunk, that one
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    doesnt ring a bell, but it's starting out great
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    lol
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    Very cool, TD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    About twenty-five years ago I was hiking with a friend in late fall into the Bob Marshall wilderness, on a nice trail that meanders up a mountainside through an open forest. Up ahead an elderly woman was coming down toward us. She was tall and thin, with long limbs, and was swinging along in great strides such that I recall noticing her large feet. Her hair was shock white and sticking out in all directions. Upon reaching us she said, 'You must be Templeton and Pfeiffer,' correctly referring to our last names. My immediate thought was, she is a witch, and we are goners.

    Fortunately, it turned out that my friend's mother had recommended the trail to us, because her hiking group 'Women Outdoors Wednesdays (WOW)' had cancelled a hike on the trail that day, and it was on her mind. The woman had decided to go alone, and was told by my friend's mother that she might meet us on the trail.

    In our brief conversation she said, 'I am the scatologist of the group.'

    (perhaps I have told this story before...)
    Yr gonna have to get older for us to hear it before but it’ll be new enough by then.

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    a photo on my way to my hike this morning

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    How old is that rock? What has it seen? Tyrannosaurs? The separation of continents? The introduction of the horse?
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    its a fragment of welded tuff from the formation about two miles behind it
    its twenty five million years old

    i stayed at a holiday inn express last night
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    so how was the hot cider?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    its a fragment of welded tuff from the formation about two miles behind it
    its twenty five million years old

    i stayed a holiday inn express last night
    I wonder what might be underneath it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I wonder what might be underneath it?
    Thirty miles of continental crust, the mantle, the first layer of the solid-nickel iron core, and the depth of my disdain for guess who and his complicit traitorous Rs.


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    “Will you ever just stop? It’s not all about him.” I’ll get over it when it’s his infernal self and not my disdain.

    Carry on.


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    Some hikers died of heat north of Phoenix this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Thirty miles of continental crust, the mantle, the first layer of the solid-nickel iron core, and the depth of my disdain for guess who and his complicit traitorous Rs.
    You should write more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Last week on a trail in the Bob Marshall wilderness:









    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 the prints? Looks like pretty wet ground so maybe they’d disappeared by the time you came across the track.

    In a little scat and track handbook I have, it notes both black and grizzly bear scat is normally sweet-smelling. Therefore, I do not normally use a sniff test for bear scat ID-ing.


    Bear scat in my yard with donkey right hind hoof print in it (for scale):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    Some hikers died of heat north of Phoenix this week.
    about one per week from may 1st through september 30th every year

    phoenix closed all its city park hiking trails for day use last week - noteworthy because the largest municipal park in the nation is in phx as well as two more parks that are in the top ten - phoenicians love their parks, as well they should
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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    No, and I was looking for them. There were two nice tracks in the mud, with no claw marks in either.

    Here is a good article on a recent bear charge near Ovando, Montana:

    https://missoulian.com/news/local/gr...2a4b5347a.html

    It is a testimonial for carrying bear spray. A few days ago I camped and fished less than three miles from the site of that encounter. I slept in the back of my Honda Pilot.

    Last year a woman was killed by a grizzly in Ovando while tent camping. I heard second hand that the bear jumped on top of the tent. So much for me thinking that a tent buys a few seconds of time to find the bear spray.

    I worry about fly fishing, because one tends to drift into a reverie and lose awareness of the surroundings. Last night a friend told me of a great fishing spot because 'people don't go there because they are afraid of the grizzlies.'

    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 here I am showing him practically daily pics of black bears at my place and pointing out scat piles and tracks. From here he’s heading to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and points south, so I’ve been trying to go easy on him with bear stories.

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    The Seth Rogen podcast of the bear attack is extraordinary. Hard to listen to but way worth it.

    edit: The Ballad of Mount Doogie Dowler


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    Offspring at Overhanging Point,Bruce Peninsula
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    From below,about 30' of air,horizontally
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    Entry to shortcut down the cliff
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    We completed our hiking trek on Corsica, approximately 135 km in 8 days. This was described as a moderately strenuous hike, and my wife and I agree, however the frequent sections of trail covered in windthrown timber and the heat/humidity made it a bit more difficult. But, we highly recommend hiking in Corsica. It was a great way to see beautiful Mediterranean landscapes.

    We have been able to do several long distance treks since retiring and each one is unique. We really enjoy meeting people from other countries and hearing about their hiking experiences. This trip we met people from Australia, Poland, Germany, UK, Israel and of course France.

    A sample of some pics from the last days along our route. We encountered many old stone buildings which I think showed unique craftsmanship.

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    A view inside

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    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 Corsica… they were so friendly, hospitable and willing to help. After a few muddled words of French from my mouth, they took the time to communicate graciously with us. As you may know, Corsica just experienced a very strong storm that impacted many communities especially those along the shoreline. We are impressed by the resilience of Corsicans.

    Merci beaucoup Corsica!

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    the corsica pics are great, thank you for putting them up
    this one remains my favourite

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    Paul, Thanks for starting this thread! Lots of great info and pics.

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    Today I hiked up Granite Mountain, about an hour east of Seattle near Snoqualmie Pass. It was a tough hike and no views at the top due to wildfire smoke. 3800 ft of elevation gain and much of the trail is more of a scramble due to loose granite boulders. I had a great time. Photos show haze in the air.

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    Hike to Devil's Kitchen, Grand Junction, Colorado.


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    Keeping this thread going, a couple of photos from my hike yesterday to Melakwa Lake in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle.

    The lake and most of the trail were socked in, but the clouds lifted on the way down for some decent views. First pic is Keekwulee Falls with a trickle of water going over, this being the end of the dry season. Second is Denny Creek with sculpted rocks near the bottom of the trail. It's amazing that a person can drive less than an hour out of Seattle and get to places like this. Of course after the drive, there is some serious walking

    I've been to this place, last week's Granite Mountain, and many many others in the Cascades over the years. But at my age (almost 73) its getting harder to do the longer hikes, and I may be seeing some of these places for the last time. Kind of bitterweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post
    Keeping this thread going, a couple of photos from my hike yesterday to Melakwa Lake in the Cascades near Snoqualmie Pass, east of Seattle.

    The lake and most of the trail were socked in, but the clouds lifted on the way down for some decent views. First pic is Keekwulee Falls with a trickle of water going over, this being the end of the dry season. Second is Denny Creek with sculpted rocks near the bottom of the trail. It's amazing that a person can drive less than an hour out of Seattle and get to places like this. Of course after the drive, there is some serious walking

    I've been to this place, last week's Granite Mountain, and many many others in the Cascades over the years. But at my age (almost 73) its getting harder to do the longer hikes, and I may be seeing some of these places for the last time. Kind of bitterweet.

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