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Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, September 25, 2015

Signs are all down

Yesterday I was back out on the refuge with a power drill to take down all the signs Katie and I put up three weeks ago.

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All of the signs were located at access points to the Lower Klamath NWR in an area that is known as the Oregon Straits.  Most of the refuge is located in California, except this area across the border in Oregon.

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As usual, I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap a picture of the view with Mt Shasta in the background on such a beautiful blue sky day. 

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                            With the windows wide open, I could sure smell I was in cattle country.  Sick smile

_MG_2418After finishing up the signs, I headed to the hunter check station in the afternoon.  This is on Tule Lake NWR.  I had to post the hunt area map and install a box on the outside of the station with the hunt regulations.  This place won’t really be busy until the general hunt opens on Oct. 10, but the information needs to be there now because of the youth hunt this coming weekend. 

The biologist in charge of the hunt, Stacy, won’t have hunter check station people on board until Oct. 18.  With the hunt starting on Oct. 10, she’s thinking of stealing me out of the VC to help her at the check station.  You know my opinion on that… anything to get out of the VC.  I do enjoy dealing with the hunters.

Of course all of that depends on whether or not there is a government shutdown on Oct. 1.  Here we go again!  The last time there was a shutdown, I was stuck on Tamarac NWR awaiting refrigerator parts before I could leave.  All alone on 40,000 acres in northern Minnesota.  Thankfully, I was allowed to stay that time around.  I’m not sure that would be the case here.  Staff is preparing for the possibility here, and I’m thinking I’ll just head for Jojoba if that happens.

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On my way back from the check station, I took a couple of shots along the way for a challenge to you readers.  Can you guess what the pic above and the one below are of?

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Tomorrow I’ll be spending the day with Stacy helping with the youth hunt.  I hope to get some pictures of the next generation of hunters/conservationists.  Tomorrow is also National Public Lands Day.  Get out there and help us keep these lands wonderful!

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                                                                                THE END!!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

28 comments:

  1. Great pictures of the mountain and the cows upright and upside down in the creek:)

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  2. Thinking you would do most any job to get away from the VC.

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  3. I think the first photo is irrigation equipment and in the 2nd photo I see a bird. I can't identify it because that is your job! What's the prize?

    Great photos as always!

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  4. I think those are metal ground grids to put on marshy ground to make insta-roads. Otherwise you'd have two trucks out there WAY too often messing up the surface of the ground. That is my wild guess.

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  5. I agree....snow fence and what may be a quail????

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  6. Mt Shasta is beautiful from any angle!
    Please no shut down!

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  7. Irrigation equipment and some kind of bird?

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  8. I'm enjoying your Mt. Shasta photos!

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  9. Wind breaks, and a bird? That govt. shutdown stuff is getting to be a little ridiculous isn't it.

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  10. I guess I missed a post... what's in season there? Beautiful scenery!

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  11. Not sure about the first one looks like snow guards and I do see the bird in the second.

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  12. I've never even heard of a snow guard - I did see the bird, it looks like a pretty one, but I don't know what kind.

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  13. I agree with meowmomma & George Yates- irrigation. Not snow fence, there isn't enough snow fall in that area that would require snow fencing.

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  14. Irrigation equipment and maybe a baby pheasant? Sounds like you are enjoying your time there:)

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  15. You have such an interesting vocation!

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  16. I guess the cattle ignored the Closed Area sign? ;c) We too are awaiting what will happen if the gov shuts down 1 Oct. Living on the edge...

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  17. I also vote for irrigation pipe/rainbird and a feathered friend.

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  18. I just can't believe they would be stupid enough to shut the government down again and that we will be even more stupid and reelect them AGAIN. Why in the world don't we vote them ALL out and start over and if the new group doesn't behave then we vote them out too. Let's see all the lobbyists try to deal with the real power of the vote.

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  19. I hope there's no shut down. It's all ridiculous. I will be in DC Oct 14-20 something...working on truck stuff. Won't be a lot to do if they're all on shut down. Makes me nuts.

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  20. PS: Love the cows reflected in the water with the mountain behind.

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  21. Great photos as always.. Hard to believe that October is almost here .. Where did the summer go?

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  22. I think those are snow fence...and I see a bird in the bottom photo..wild turkey?

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  23. Wow! That Mt. Shasta photo is spectacular...:)

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  24. Looks like a road runner. Could be duck blinds for hunters. If wrong it must be these new glasses I'm wearing. You may get a good chuckle any way.

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