Filed under: The Great Outdoors | Tags: Coleman Stove, George Washington National Forest, Sherando Lake
Wife got to read, dog got to chill out and chase animals, and I got to fish. A good time was had by all. A few kind friends also decided to stop by and spend a night with us.
Filed under: Gear, The Great Outdoors | Tags: High Sierra, John Muir, Sierra Club, Sierra Cup
This past weekend I found some nice old Sierra Cups at a yard sale in town. Looking forward to putting them to use this weekend. The history of the Sierra Cup is well documented, John Muir himself supposedly used one while out in the wilderness.
Last two images via The High Sierra Club, which is worth trolling through if you have time. Have a good weekend.
Filed under: The Great Outdoors
With summer slowly winding down there aren’t too many hot days left to swim and nothing really beats swimming in a lake, especially from a canoe with a cooler full of beers. Make sure you get in the water a few more times this summer.
Filed under: Wilderness Heroes | Tags: Edward Abbey, Martin Litton, The Good Fight
Born in 1917 Martin Litton, is a Grand Canyon river runner, a long time environmentalist, and a protector of the gigantic sequoia trees in California. A close friend of Edward Abbey and David Brower, he has been involved in the conservation movement since he was 18.
Martin Litton has been leading trips down the Colorado river since 1971 using small wooden boats called dories. At a time when river runners were switching to rubber inflatable craft, he stuck to the wooden boats which were originally used as fishing vessels in New England and along the coast in Oregon. He own dory was called the “Sequoia.”
Check out “The Good Fight”, a short documentary about Litton and his conservation efforts.
“Smells are surer than sounds or sights to make your heartstrings crack.”
For all those times when you miss the smells of the campfire there is Campfire Memories. I found this box of olfactory memories at a yard-sale a few weeks back. Haven’t burned any yet, guess I’m not yearning for that campfire smell just yet…
Filed under: The Great Outdoors | Tags: Forest Service, Historical Photos, National Forests, USDA
I recently discovered the US Forest Service’s online photo archive. I always find it interesting that the Forest Service, responsible for all National Forests, is an agency of the USDA. Anyways they have made available thousands of historical photos on their site from different forests all over the US. Here is just a small sampling of the amazing collection.
Tongass and Chugach National Forest, Alaksa
Deschutes National Forest, Oregon
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Mt Baker National Forest, Washington
Colville National Forest, Washington.
Filed under: Friends | Tags: Ellsworth Jaeger, The Wild Wood, The William Brown Project, Wildwood Wisdom