Saturday, November 21, 2009
Mooooooove out of the way!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Spent the day here in training for fire lookout detection at Delilah Lookout, elevation 5,156 ft. and about 80 stairs! What a view!!! I learned about 100 landmark features! (or so it seemed) and got to practice with the Osborne fire finder and learning more of the ropes of being a volunteer fire lookout! It was great!
Here I practice taking the wind and temperature reading with a cool instrument called a Kestrel. It was briskly blowing that day. As you can see bye the cloudy sky there was a storm approaching.
Here you see the Osborne fire finder where the azimuth in degrees and minutes can be determined (sometimes, if you can see the base of the fire!) A lookout must be just that always on the lookout and continually watching.
Another important aspect of the duties of a fire lookout are to keep other lookouts informed of what has happened when you were on watch. A detailed record log of traffic and fires and other observations is made in addition to a daily journal of events. In this way hopefully there will be no repeat reporting of a fire that has already been seen. As you can see, some spend the night here…I think that would be awesome to see the evening fade and the night stars from the lookout and the coming of the dawn the next day. Sign me up! LOL
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The white blobs are everywhere on the hillsides…This doesn’t last long until the leaves dry up and turn a rusty brown and the tree is dormant till next spring! Then we see blobs of dead looking rusty colored trees on the hillsides! LOL
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Here you see Redsmom as she sees snow for the first time in her life! How fun to be there to see her amazed at how cold it felt and see her eyes light up when she saw it so white. God was gracious and kept all this snow safe and sound for her almost a week in Icebox Canyon.
Redsmom could not believe our acorn filled pine tree compliments of the woodpeckers. Here she points at all the thousands of acorns poked in the millions of holes they have pecked in this tall pine tree up on our mountain. Thanks for coming Redsmom! Come again soon!
Monday, February 09, 2009
Glen and Irela headed out a day before we did. This year they had a new to them rig...and are hopeful to make it up the mountain by themselves to see us! Last year Steve drove down Pete and hauled up their bigger heavier trailer.
Hmmm, Grandma here said she needed a grandkid "fix" but Grandpa sure looks like he's enjoying himself. Gotta love the sheets hangin' over the windows. That's the way we keep warm in the cold mountain air along with hay bales around the bottom of the rig.