Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Luchtaine, Dec 27, 2018.
That works, just comment in the thread when you update so I get notified.
I put February's photo in post #75 with January's photo, not much difference between them, and here. If this is too many photos @Luchtaine please let me know I will only add them to the #75 and update you
However you want is fine. All i ask is that if you post a full trip report, do that in a separate thread. Try and keep this thread for contest photos only.
Feb. 4, about 100 miles east of @Tom Eickenberg 's location. As of today we've gained about an hour and six minutes of daylight since the solstice. Killer day, mild temps, easy going....
So which would you prefer... one post per person that we keep editing and updating, or one post per month?
I think we would all be happy to get with the progam and do it in the way that works best for you. We just need to know what the program is.
Thanks for running this.
Honestly where the picture is is completely irrelevant to me. It’s more important I get the push notification so that I know you’ve made the monthly post. I don’t get that from you editing a post to add a pic. So everyone needs to make at minimum a new comment so I know what’s going on. Wether you put the photo in that comment or edit your running post with them is up to you.
I’m going to post each new month’s pic here. Snow’s too deep up there right now, later...
Then I will update my challenge thread so anyone who wants can see ‘the year in pictures’.
You need the push notification. Makes sense. I am going to start a new post each month.
Here's my February photo @Luchtaine . We had less than an inch of snow last night. Sun and above freezing temps melted it so fast. Still, there is some snow in the shot if you look hard!
Why don't we all agree as a best practice to post the new pics in new posts each month, regardless of whether or not we go back and edit our earlier posts?
Reasoning being, as a follower of this thread, I will see the pics in new posts. I will not go back through the thread each time to see what people have added to earlier posts. I assume that is true for most people.
I'll see the full year's compilations when they're published at the end.
Now that we're into February, I would like to point out there's a paasaround in progress just for you fine folks.
For those who missed the post, here's your chance to try out a LL Bean Continental rucksack. It's making its way around the country this year, and will be popping up in various location pics during this challenge.
I am going to post the new pic in a new post here in this thread. I will also maintain the outing thread I started. I like seeing all the pics in one place, that is, all the pics for that one place.
I've updated my post.
@Luchtaine my pic for Feb is posted under my original.
The wee pond is frozen, almost full,
and black with winter sleep.
A warm February sun makes shallow pools,
but the hard packed ice is deep.
The birds are fooled by the false promise,
the promise that this is spring,
And in their joy, those glorious birds
-they sing! Oh joy! They sing.
February 11, 2019
Hudson, Ophelia visited our tree this morning. It was not an easy walk for those little legs but it was totally worth it. The wind's a little nippy today (it was about -13C/8.6F) but we were bundled up well. The sun was glorious! My mini trip report is here: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...report-thread-2019.240558/page-2#post-4251634
Photo #1 (11 Feb 19):
I got out so I could pick my spot. Took this yesterday while it was snowing. I also used my first time out in ages to make a wooden mallet. That was a fun, quick project!
ANF, Gabrielino Trail, 12FEB2019
No getting to my spot this month!
Not with THAT attitude....
Ha ha! I got there last night to this. Then too tired to do anything else
I’m getting worried about access to my spot. I may go out tomorrow and take a pic of a second choice just in case. Snow has kept me away from the #1 place this month and I remember it was actually closed to the public for a couple of months last year. I am going to run two sites in parallel I think, just in case.
Headed out yesterday as the temp climbed to a somewhat warmer -17C around 1F, with a howling north wind so felt like -30C (-22F).
Warmest it's been here since Jan 26.
The place looks a lot the same, but with more snow. Hard to tell from the photo, but hiking around in the bush, I could really tell how much deeper, as I did not take skis or snowshoes, and regretted that decision for sure. Went and looked at the porcupine den I found, but there was no sign of movement from the den. No tracks in the fresh snow, so I guess the porcupine was sleeping late.
Things may look different in Mar, but Apr will bring real change.
Tue is predicted to reach a very warm -4, but dropping back for Wed, Thur.
This won’t qualify by the rules, but I will post a second spot pictures just because it is fun. I took the first pic during the pogonip storm in January, and the second one a few minutes ago. We woke up to almost a foot of new snow down here and the mountains got dumped on it looks like. I will still try to get to the primary spot this month. I would like to make all 12 months, but that may not be possible.
If I can’t get to this place, I am not alive. This is from the back door.
And, who could imagine... more snow last night. I just spent 3 hours clearing the driveway out front.
Very little change from Jan, just a hair more green. If I'd done a little better job of catching the exact same framing you might have to look at the datestamps to tell Jan and Feb apart.
It's been a little concerning - We often have mild winters down here; a mild December and sometimes even Jan can give one a false sense of avoiding the cold weather for the year. But it's Feb where it normally really hits, the coldest month down here. But not this year, it's continued to be mild. And now foliage is beginning to do its Spring awaking, at least a month too early. That's fine and dandy except if winter isn't over yet and Feb still has a hard freeze in store for us, that's gonna be devastating to all these plants that woke too early.
Anyway, the pic...
Updated mine with a couple february pics
Thanks for looking!
@Luchtaine does this count?
Awesome trip report, review the original post for how to enter. You still have time to be able to successfully complete the challenge. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions regarding the outline in the OP
Okay, I'll post a photo. This is a cool look at how trees react to high water levels in Oregon, taken on my little outing. They bend to the water but keep in growing! Glad to be a part of this
Welcome aboard!! It will be interesting to see how the water levels and seasons change that site!!
Getting my February report in under the wire, but I can't take my pics from the exact same place because my favored place on my River Rock is under about two feet of water. Been raining steadily for seven days and we have been under an arial flood watch the whole time. Today was my last day to get to my spot and I was going to go regardless... thought I would be in my poncho but the clouds parted and it was a beautiful day.
Anyway, this is my spot in late February, halfway between the dog and the tree.
This tiny falls on the way down to my spot is usually a tiny trickle. It was flowing prettily today
I took a spoon I had started on earlier to work on while I was out. Good thing I did... I did this little outing in shake-down mode with a new inexpensive Rothco ruck, packed with what I think I would need for an overnighter. But I forgot to pack my kuksa and spoon, so had to use this spoon-in-progress with my ramen. (Bummed about that: I was really looking forward to using and showing off the kuksa.)
The Terävä Jääkäripuukko is an *outstanding* carving knife. Way better than I would have thought, given that it's pretty big and pretty thick. Honestly, if I had to choose one knife for all carving projects, I might pick it over my Mora 120, a dedicated woodcarving sloyd knife.
Can't decide whether I prefer the Fancyfeest or Etowah II. The FF is lighter and more fuel efficient. The EII is faster and more stable. Anyhoo... an enjoyable lunch of ramen, parched corn, and tea (i.e. "the usual").
Kel thinks this monthly challenge is great. He says we should have months more often.
Came home, sat on the porch, drank a bottle of wine out of the kuksa, and finished the spoon, with company and moral support from a rooster, then a cat, then a (different) dog. Rooster shown above, to scale.
Took my pipe and bush buddy out for a walk today to my spot. I needed to get out of the house, I had no motivation today.
Updated for February.
Post #119 updated with my FEB submission...I almost forgot even though I have a reminder set up...
Barely squeezing this entry in on time! Not much change yet!
February seemed to slip on by awfully fast! Good job getting it done.
Way to go everyone!
I drove over to the base of the mountains today and found that the road is impassible. I won’t get 12 pics from the ‘spot’, but I hope to make at least 10. VERY slick, mud/ice/snow on the road. I couldn’t risk it and the old body can’t walk up that far. Darn... I tried though.
Post #133 updated with February's picture! This was the month I was most afraid I wouldn't be able to get. But I got it in at the last minute!
Edited post 110 with Feb. picture.
February pic added
Photo Number 3
Friday March 1, 2019
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Here's a link to my mini trip report: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...report-thread-2019.240558/page-3#post-4286057
Photo #1 - January 8, 2019: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/2019-trip-report-challenge.239192/page-2#post-4189522
Photo #2 - February 11, 2019: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/2019-trip-report-challenge.239192/page-4#post-4251521
Somebody is motivated!
I feel like we've been cooped up inside for weeks. It was so great to outside!
Here is my Feb entry, posted a day late, but here. If you look at the photo properties you can see it was taken on the 4th, which is my picture day. I forgot that I took the pictures with an actual camera rather than my phone.
My spot is done until spring when the mosquitoes will be big as crows!
@Luchtaine I posted my March entry. Thank you!
Updated post #86 with March’s submission
Sure would be nice if people also posted their updates with their "I updated my OP" post so everybody doesn't have to keep scrolling through back pages to see them...
March, also added to the OP #75, https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/2019-trip-report-challenge.239192/page-2#post-4186306