Monthly Archives: September 2017

Road From Vernal Utah

The road out of Vernal, Utah is marked with signs telling you the type of rock you are passing and the type of fossils found there. It is a very beautiful place in general. As you go up the hill, … Continue reading

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Forestry comparisons on Freeman

Before and after the 2017 growing season and before and after the fire. First picture is 2015 September, next 2017 February and then 2017 September

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Visit to Maryland forest

Just before I got home from my western trip, I took a short side trip to New Germany State Park in Garrett County, Maryland. The park was built by the CCC during the 1930s, after the government acquired land that … Continue reading

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Forest visit

Here is my daily beer drinking picture tree farming style. The hat is dopey looking, but the fringe keeps the bugs off. I brought down a bench where I can sit and have lunch, as you can see in the … Continue reading

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On the road – Missouri, Illinois & Ohio

The National Road The National Road was authorized by Congress and signed into legislation by Thomas Jefferson in 1806. It started in Cumberland, Maryland and ended in Vandalia in what became the State of Illinois. It was the first piece … Continue reading

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Is native always better?

This is my submission for this issue of “Virginia Forest.” They will edit and improve it, but this is the general thrust. This issue concerns invasive species. What is native? Our bacon and eggs breakfast comes to us thanks to … Continue reading

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The “natural fallacy”

I love nature but I am beginning to dislike the concept “natural,” applied as it often is to mean excluding humans or human influence, first because it is not possible, since humans influence all aspects of the world, and second … Continue reading

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Pawnee Grassland & Denver

We stopped off at the Pawnee National Grassland. There is no doubt a lot to see if you know where to look. I do not, unfortunately. The area just east of Denver is very intensely used by cattle operations. I … Continue reading

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Eisenhower Library

Long drive today from Denver. Started at 5am after Alex left at the Denver Airport. Finished in Columbia, MO at around 7pm. Stopped off to see the Eisenhower home and library in Abilene, Kansas. Eisenhower is the most familiar president … Continue reading

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Ponderosa pine

Following Route 191 we found very beautiful ponderosa pines, as you see in the first picture. The Mustang Ridge Fire burned 22,000 acres, mostly of juniper-pinyon pine forest. It pretty much wiped out these and they still are not regenerated. … Continue reading

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