!! 2019 Trip Report Challenge !!

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  1. Staleym

    Staleym Dunadan of Cascadia One of the Free People Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    July Entry.jpg Here is July Photo Entry. Not a lot of change, though there are a couple of purple flowers o a tree (Rhododendron?) on the left bank in July that weren't there in June. The most remarkable feature in the June/July photos in that it is rain in both. Now it is not uncommon in NW Oregon to have rain in early June. I've been here 31 years now, and I have never experienced a general, shield rain storm in July or August. We have kind of an anti-monsoon here.
     
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    Been busy in this July heat..... Consider this my July Submission.


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    At the edge of the lawn I have been working on adding new bricks to border out the garden.

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    That hanging white plastic is for random fun involving either a BB gun or pellet gun. Trying to hit a moving target is tough but fun! :D
     
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    @Luchtaine just updated my post with my picture for July. As always, thank you sir!
     
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    Is that a turtle on top of the bird bathe?
     
  6. kronin323

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    My July pic. Looks a lot like my June pic. But it was HOT out there!!!

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  7. NevadaBlue

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    Seventh submission, Wednesday, July 24. Met observations 1630 hrs, partly cloudy, temp 74 degrees, wind S 5 mph. 37 minute decrease in daylight since solstice.

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  9. NevadaBlue

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    That pic is a classic. I have saved it for possible painting by my wife.
     
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    My July submission (7th):





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    @Luchtaine post #119 amended to include this.
     
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    Here is my spot in July - the grass is tall, flowers around.

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    Here is the pond creator / inhabitant again. There are young ones around too.

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    Field of wildflowers on my hike out.

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    A sort of general update to my July post:

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    We finished adding brick borders between our gardens and lawn area. Took a few weeks to get done but will last a LONG time!
     
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    Entry #7 July Really closing in. Just a bit of sun shining through toward my photo spot around noon'ish. The barn is nearly choked out of sight!
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    Updating original post #104 for visual continuity.
     
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    If she does anything with it, I'd be interested in seeing how it turns out.
     
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    I don't think so. It is a flat stone that gives birds two depths of water to enjoy. Robins in the deep end and chickadees in the shallow end. :dblthumb:
     
  17. Red Yeti

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    Here's my entry for the last day of July. Our 14,000+ foot high friend looms on the horizon like a mirage...

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    Enjoy the summer folks!

    :38::38:
     
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    July is up on my original post.
     
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    I've been wondering, for those of y'all that only update your original post each month instead of putting the pic in a new post that we all see, do you plan to only submit the minimum 10 months pics for this challenge?

    Because, IIRC, the max number of pics per post is 10; if you plan to do all 12 months, you shouldn't be able to get them all in a single post, will need to put some in a new post anyway.

    Not my problem, I'm just curious how that'll work out.
     
  20. Beach Hiker

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    I think he's got you there!
     
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    I skipped June on purpose, and other projects have kept me from getting July's picture. We'll see if I get August and stay in the running.
     
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    Good call. Maybe I'll add my final two in a separate post... or edit two sets of two into single images and keep them all together. In the words of @Mr.Black "There's a box?"
     
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    My August submission. Post # 86 updated as well. 1 August 2019. Stopped to throw a couple flies on the way to work, Water was low, but off colored a bit after the thunderstorms that keep rolling thru almost nightly.
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  24. kronin323

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    I think what I'm gonna try to do, when it's all said and done, is create an animated GIF that scrolls through all 12 pics. I'm pretty sure I can do it, I just don't know if the result will be within the upload restrictions of the forum. Or maybe I can link from imgur. We'll see.

    But, with that goal in mind, each month I've taken multiple (4-6) pics of my "spot", each from a slightly different orientation. Then I go and compare them to find the one that most closely matches the framing of my original pic. They aren't perfect but that should minimize the "bouncing around" once it's animated. But again, we'll see.
     
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    Poop. I missed July. :(
     
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    Hmmm, I went ahead and did a test animated gif with the seven I have so far with no crops/revisions. There is still more jumping around than I expected. Maybe I can clean that up in a future attempt.

    It's set to pause a little longer on the last pic before restarting the loop:

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    I wanna do this! Looks great!!
     
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    For this attempt at least, I just used a very simple online tool, one of many options. The only settings change I made was bumping up the delay time from the default value, from 20 to 60 with 240 after the last pic.
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    I did it again, took it and spaced posting.

    Here's a screenshot showing what day I took it;
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    I think... if you post the pics in another thread, updated each month, you can link all of the pics you want in one post.
     
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    I love this idea!! Thanks kronin!
     
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    With some cropping that should be really cool. GIFs are pretty small comparatively so you should be OK for the upload.
     
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    Eighth submission, Tuesday, August 6, 0720. Met observations: Skies clear, temperature 54 degrees, wind S 4 mph, length of day 1hour, 7 minutes shorter than at the solstice. A very pleasant morning.....

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    #8
    Friday, August 9
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    Summer starts to fade,
    but still, an August blaze.
    Soon the fall will come
    With cooler bushcraft days.
     
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    8th submission:
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    Post #119 edited to include ^^
     
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    It hasn't rained here for weeks, but today a rainy moody August day:

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    It's my packing day for a long kayaking trip, but I stole away a bit to visit my spot.

    Enjoy the remainder of the summer!

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    Post #6 updated with photo and notes. I wanted a frame strong enough for a pretty thick debris lean-to, I think this will do.
     
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    I missed July, but I decided I should stick with this challenge. Stick-with-it-ness is a quality I admire but have to cultivate in myself.

    It's markedly cooler today than it has been for the past six weeks. A blessing.

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    It turns out that this little outing required more stick-with-it-ness than I had figured on.

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    After the cool mushroom, the rest of the way, about 3/8ths of a mile, is blocked just about every step by Cohutta-scale blowdowns that happened since I was here in June.

    I go past the first one by climbing the slope to get around the root balls. Doesn't work so well. I have to do half of it on my butt and I almost took a twenty-yard tumble at the top.

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    Looks like a blue jay met an untimely demise here. I suspect fowl play.

    There are about a dozen places where pulling out my hatchet helps to get through, but clearing this will be chainsaw work. Part of me wants to tackle it -- it would be a shame to lose this trail -- but it's private land with an absentee landowner... not me. I guess I will talk to the owner of the adjacent property who does live here and see what he thinks.

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    This boulder came loose from the rock face during the Recent Event. It's hard to get a sense of scale from the pic, but it's about the size of a Tacoma pickup.

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    I won't bore folks with pics of evey blowdown... they all start looking the same pretty quick. This last one is the worst. I have to burrow through this one badger-like. About ten yards in and under, I am discouraged to realize I have lost the tool roll off my MCC. It has my poncho tarp, ground cloth, water filter, and tent stakes. After twenty yards of burrowing through and under, I pop up on the end of this one.

    I've made it. Kinda.

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    That's my River Rock spot, under all that brush.

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    Working back, I do find my tool roll. It had the good grace to come off right in the middle of the one bit of clear trail, just past where the blue jay bit it. So, this brings up an important (and totally obvious) safety tip: always run the straps through the handle loop when attaching your tool roll to your MCC. (I knew that, dangit.)

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    The dogs and I head upstream to another River Rock we know of. Sam actually prefers this one... it's one of her favorite swimming places.

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    For this outing, I opted to take my "stoveless twig stove" (four steel tent stakes from Walmart) instead of my Bushbox LF. It's fun to experiment with minimalist solutions, but the Bushbox would have been better. Not only is it faster, but I could have set up out on the rock instead of having to get back on the bank. Plus it's just cool that the MCC holds a good stove like the Bushbox LF. My little pile of fatwood dust proved surprisingly reluctant to catch a spark but three inches of fuzzed jute cord caught instantly.

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    I really want to do an overighter with this set up. My design goal was "comfortable for a day; safe for a night." Come fall and some decently inclement weather, I plan to test the last part of that.

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    By the time I had my tea fixed, Kel was all tuckered out. I let him snooze while I drank my tea, then we headed home.
     
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    Those of you starting to hit lower temps, good for you. Me, it's HOT! 100° in my August pic, taken today. 8 for 8 so far.

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    @Luchtaine my August picture is added to my original!

    Thanks for doing this! It has been fun looking at everyones entries.
     
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    Anyone else having trouble uploading photo's?

    I have three pictures I would like to add for August. Perhaps @Luchtaine could give me a grace period until I sort this out?
     
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    August, will update later;
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    Finally got a single image to work.

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    This is a zoomed picture of one of our bird feeding stations. As migration season starts, I will be sure to post many more from this perspective.
     
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