Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fir Lake, all the rare moss is gone

Ten miles with 1,300 feet elevation gain

Rough skinned newt on its way to the lake to breed

Snake freezes to avoid detection by Patches


Pellia liverwort with sporophytes

Patches hydrates by eating snow

Lunch view to the right

Lunch view to the left

What the trail looked like before, Tetraplodon mnioides moss used to grow here,
it's all been wiped out.  I told the forest service it was here, but I did not officially report it.


Seam in my liner socks dug into my toes.  It felt so good to change my socks
4 years ago the road was healing nicely with no help

4 years later work done to convert road to trail

After "stewardship" this year.  They had to
reopen the road,  uproot a bunch of trees
make a new gravel pit (?) and dig up all the stream
beds before they could begin work to "close"
the road and convert it to a trail

What it looks like now.  What a stupid waste of money.
This is what some people want to do with the Dosewallips.
I say leave it be.  Old logging roads will heal on their own. Digging them
up to "close" them makes no sense.

before "conversion to trail"

After "conversion to trail"

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