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A fine day of fishing

We started fishing the reservoir at about noon.  After an hour or so we heard thunder and spotted lightning so we took shelter in the car and ate subs and chips and Skittles.  Before long the weather passed and we … Continue reading

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There’s a fox and the 4Runner.

‘Rained out’ the last couple weekends, so no prospecting to report. Meanwhile I’m excited to get the 4Runner in the game (thanks Mel 🙂 )  Ordered and received parts for it last week and I guess it’ll be ready for … Continue reading

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More nature? Yes, thanks.

Drove out to ‘the spot’ Saturday evening, just to get out, and hoping to see a thunderstorm pass over the peak.  Thought I might get a show as I approached the parking area but these dark clouds stayed north and … Continue reading

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Nature City

Had the house/property to myself for most of last week without internet, so I took advantage of the deck chair and the view from the porch.  Ain’t I ambitious. All sorts of sparrows making noise in the trees last evening. … Continue reading

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Operation: Don’t Get Zapped

Arrived at the parking spot and made ready my backpack and supplies for the 2 hour sweat-a-thon hike to the claim and back.  The weather said a 20% chance of lightning so I kept an eye out for rain clouds.  … Continue reading

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Oh birds.

It was the warmest day since moving in here a week and a half ago.  Had the day off and the homeowners upstairs were away so it was nice and quiet.  I took to the green deck chair to relax and take in … Continue reading

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Bear Sign

Back to the ‘apartment cave’ about 6P and the landlord says a black bear came around this morning shortly after I’d left for work at 6:30.  “Look at the prints behind your truck” he says, adding “Fortunately they’re not brown bears, so … Continue reading

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