Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Luchtaine, Dec 27, 2018.
I may do that It's an amazing spot! Definitely major cool I have a camp started already!
I can't wait to see snow here!!
Here's my January photo. Looking NW on Johnson Creek in the urban transition zone. A nice meditative place.
My Feb. Photo from post #159
My March photo from Post #214
My April photo from Post #253
My May entry from post # 296
My June entry from post #329.
July entry from Post # 351.
Reminds me of John Denver's "Country Roads" every time I walk this old farm road.
"...Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong..."
I had been meaning to post up the first picture for the last two weeks, just hadn't. Went for a walk today with the girls and took another shot of my area with the snow cover. Now I can't make up mind which one I want to share for January; so you get 2 this month.
****** EDIT****** Photobucket just ruined the first 3 months of the main subject of my view! SAD!! Hope you all can still appreciate the progression. Thanks for understanding. ********
Short snowy Trip Report:
2/18/2019 Made it back out for an incredible shed hunt today. Trip report to follow and be linked here.
3/16/2019 Out scouting for additional/potential Morel spots before they start popping up. Found a bunch of cherry trees that I never paid much mind to while out and about.
@Luchtaine .... March post is up, see above
IMG_20190425_205938_938 by Turtle Creek posted Apr 30, 2019 at 8:51 PM
20190531_100610 by Turtle Creek posted May 31, 2019 at 1:58 PM
JUNEMonth #6 .... Half way there!
6/23/2019 ... Mother nature is closing the view with every passing week and rain storm!
****** EDIT****** Photobucket just ruined the first 3 months of the main subject of my view! & SAD!! Hope you all can still appreciate the progression. Thanks for understanding. ********
I think those trees look cool. It would be a shame to see them go. That is a really awesome spot you have there. Looking forward to seeing your future pics.
Angeles National Forest, Gabrielino trail, looking down into Bear Canyon. 12Jan2019
For fun I created a poll to vote for my spot. If you want to check it out, link is here:
I'm in !
The view from my back deck on 1-13-19.
JANURARY - PHOTO ONE
FEBURARY - PHOTO TWO … 2-28-19
MARCH - PHOTO THREE … 3-15-19
APRIL - PHOTO FOUR … 4-13-19
Too late to get in Evan?
Nope, P L E N T Y of time.
Ok, I am in
What is the likelihood of it being under water in the summer? Don't forget your waders!
We get a lot of rain here in Florida and we do get flooding in those low areas after big storms but the water doesn’t stand for extended periods of time. That creek drains into a bayou, then a bigger bayou, then into the bay and eventually into the GoM which is only a couple miles away.
I am not worried about not being able to get back in there - at least not due to flooding but if we get a couple of big storms that creek bed (you better be pronouncing that as “crick” when you read it...I am from northern Indiana) may change drastically and my “scene” will no longer be recognizable. The log laying there may very well be washed away and I will be called “OUT” for the game!
I AM more than a little concerned for other reasons; I am already wondering how we will get back there when spring is here and the vegetation becomes even more dense. But I am making plans to overcome that challenge and purchased something that may help...once I learn how to use it!
I was also wondering more about gator and anaconda/python issues.
Thanks for your concern, @CCMDTrapper! I live in the panhandle way up north and the issues with those invasive species have not gotten here yet. That is mainly in the south...in the Everglades right now. Sadly, although not yet an issue they will someday be as these introduced large predators begin to proliferate and outcompete those endemic to Florida.
We do have gators here but not a huge amount and that area you saw in my picture is literally in the center of town. It is what @BalsamFur refers to as a “pocket boonie” since it is wild yet right in the middle of civilization; my daughter’s school is a few blocks from there as is my apartment.
Other snakes will be out there once the weather warms up. We do have the expected venomous snakes in this area - rattlers, copperheads, moccasins and coral. Generally I don’t worry about them but I am cautious.
I like snakes and appreciate both their beauty and their function in our ecosystem. We would have many more concerns if snakes were eradicated because of the rodent population they help control. My house is on a green belt in a subdivision yet I have opened my grill and been startled by rats more than a foot long NOT counting the tail. So...please, let’s not keep thinking “the only good snake is a dead snake”! Rats and other vermin have harmed us more than snakes ever have!!! I am thrilled when my kids came in the house all excited and want to show me the big, healthy and well-fed snake they have found in our yard!
I hear anacondas are delicious...
Same thing with my spot (still under vote), it's in a "pocket boonie" (never heard that one before). And we have the same list of venomous snakes in the summer.
My January submission:
My backyard playground.
My February submission:
My March submission:
My April submission:
My May submission:
My June submission:
Love me some pocket boonies.
Was finally able to get out to my location. I've chosen a small boulder field that overlooks a plateau that coyotes occasionally use to survey the area for possible treats.
Panoramic view of the small boulder field, looking to the north.
A close up of the boulder the coyotes use (looking to the west).
The coyotes enter the picture from the right and walk across this boulder (hereby dubbed "Coyote rock") to its edge. Coyote view below (from the tree almost center above, looking south).
I've installed a game camera to keep tabs on "Coyote rock" while I'm not around. It is located on the tree just left of center with the green lichen colonies. Camera is mounted between the upper and lower lichen colony. Below is a close up of the camera.
Hope the camera catches some action.
Time for a little ham and eggs.
Oh, I'll be updating the scene with the picture looking to the south from "Coyote rock" and I'll also post any interesting game cam pictures.
February, 9th Submission.
My winter teepee handling the snow now for two years.
It really changes during the year!
Some cool stuff guys! This will be fun to watch.
So, JD, that place you have is beautiful. Do you have any pine trees? You know, the trees that fatwood stuff comes from?
Backpack Passaround for the Trip Report Challenge.
I have a LL Bean Continental that's not getting enough use. You can see it in my January entry on page one of this thread. I thought it would be fun if that pack showed up a different person's photo each month. @Luchtaine agreed, so I am doing a year-long passaround, open to participants in the 2019 Trip Report Challenge.
DO NOT RESPOND IN THIS THREAD.
Let's try not to clutter up this thread with Passaround business. If you want a shot at trying out this backpack for a month, PM me with the word "Passaround" in the title.
Here's the deal:
I will post a list of participants here as they come in.
On Monday I will mail the pack out to the first person on the list.
Take the pack out and have fun with it for a few weeks. Get some dirt on it and show it some love.
Make sure we can see it in your pic posted here for the month that you have it.
Mail it to the next person on the list before the beginning of the following month.
Whoever has it in December will mail it back to me.
Sound like fun?
Once again, if you want in, send me a PM with "Passaround" in the title. Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis. If you have a preferred month, let me know. I can't guarantee that someone won't grab it before you, but I'll do what I can to make you happy.
Also, I will list a few alternate slots to account for possible dropouts over the coming year.
(Oh yeah, one more thing. Sometimes I have to do responsible adult things like shovel snow, go to work, and draw pictures of myself riding an allosaurus into battle against giant robots, so there could be a delay in my response time. Don't panic if it takes me an hour or two to return a PM.)
Here's the list.
March @Young Blacksmith
May @R Stowe
Thanks for playing along!
Here is my spot.
This was a small beaver pond when I was last here (summer), but it appears to be drained as of now.
I think it will be interesting to see if the beavers build it back up, or not in the spring.
Thanks for motivating me to get outdoors for a hike, I did about 6 km that day, mostly off trail in the woods. Found a porcupine den.
February - 16th. -17deg C.
March - 9 - Sunny and near melting temp.
April 19 - 10 degrees C and nice. Most of the snow is gone,
June 24, green
I guess I still need to officially post my January pic in this thread. Here ya go.
I think I've picked my spot finally, a nice road through the hundred acre woods.
That should be fun. Like it!
Just stumbled upon this thread, is it too late to be in? I try to get about one mini outing a week in and a longer one at least once a month
Not sure how to post links, but I did do a trip report on the outing this photo is from
Found my spot.
That’s going to be a good one.
I edited this pic into my monthly entry but kinda feel it deserves its own post. My spot, my River Rock, has this natural stone basin that’s constantly replenished by water slapping against the upstream side of the rock and splashing in. It’s about 14” wide and 7” deep. It always has some rocks in it but they change, swap out, after a big rain. Seems like it should be useful for something — like soaking acorns to get the tannins out, with that contolled space and constantly flushing water — but mainly it’s just cool.
On the Snake River. Not one of my favorite spots, but it's the only one I'm confident I'll be able to get to all year.
January 31st, just barely made it on time. Someone left a snowman for me!
End of the month again. A little less snow and a lot more rain. And someone killed my snowman.
The river is back up. It's starting to look like spring out there folks!
Not a whole lot of change yet, but by May it'll be all the way up those far banks.
Well...the water was that high a week ago, but then they closed the dam.
That's the stuff. I actually took this a week ago, but was really lazy about uploading it. Good to see everything green again.
Someone cut down my tree! First my snowman and now my tree. This is why we can't have nice things.
Happy Canada Day my northern friends! Sorry in advance for all the noise we'll be making in a few days.
I won't get back to my place to take pics tonight(issues). These were taken earlier this month. Both taken from the same local with different lenses. @Luchtaine They both have Picacho Butte in the pic but are obviously very different. Just want to verify if they would both qualify under the same content part of the rules. I doubt I'd enter another close up view of Picacho so the rest will be wide angle but wanted to verify.
About a week after the first snow of the year. The clouds were meandering thru the valleys.
First snow of the new year.
If at all possible the idea is to take the photo from the same position each month. Not merely of the same thing. Either would be acceptable but it sounds like you’ll probably be using the top location?
So, I’ve decided to post some teaser photos as the prize package comes together. Still no devulging it all. Here is this months teaser.
Yep, bottom one.
Fred Flintstones "G" string.
just a guess
I just scrolled through the whole thread again.
You know... really... we are all so blessed.
Earth is such a beautiful, remarkable planet, and it has been given to us for a time. It makes me weep when I think of how we have spent that time.
But, meanwhile, now is now, and we have this. (Seems like it’s always now, when you think about it... or even better, don’t think, just be )
We are all really lucky, really blessed. Not only do we have our treasured spots, but we also have the resources and security to spend time thinking about and doing things like this.
Really, we are all one percenters.
Here's my January 2019 picture.
Look for mount Rainier in the clouds...
A snowy February update
And a bonus February sunrise picture with the mountain:
March picture. The tide is out, the mountain is not.
Thanks for looking!
Learn something new every day!
You technically posted it in February. I’ll let it slide this time though
Rather than going back to my first post each month, I'm gonna try doing it like this. New post each month with previous pics in reverse order.
That’s fine. I just ask anyone who chooses to have all their photos in one post make a new post to the thread mentioning the update so I get notified and know you’ve made your months submission. I won’t get notified of post edits so I would have to constantly monitor all pages of the thread to know who’s posted what.
February: Lotsa animal tracks.
Evan, just to clarify for new comers, they can still join in for a couple of months yet, right?
Yep, as long as you post a photo by March it will still be possible to make the 10 month post minimum to qualify for a chance at the prize.
Here's my February picture! My waterfall has some icicles
That looks kinda spooky! I like it.
February 3, cloudy, 60 degrees, Super Bowl Sunday.
Not sure how to post the next months submission, so I just updated my original post. I thought that it would be better to heave them together to see the differences. Updated #86 for February’s submission.