Thursday, November 1, 2018

Trip Report, October 30

From Jana Botkin:

Today Michael and I drove to the Conifer Gate so Michael could replace the worn out padlocks. (Combo will be the same as last year). 

The first photo is the Eden Creek fire. We talked to John Ziglar, a chief in the fire world of the Park (I dubbed him Chief Smoky Feather) who said they want it to burn about 200 acres to thin an area that has never been burned in the time records have been kept, but they are watching it to make sure it doesn’t move toward Case Mountain (west). 

Next photo, some of the black oaks are quite beautiful in the Conifer elevation.

Michael also replaced the lock on the lower gate with a new one, same combo again. Our lock is recognizable by the red tape.