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Cascades shield
A delicate vegas

From the cold
Now a stone jaw
With jagged teeth

Protects a tongue
Of heat
And dead grass

While it… 6 more words


Diablo Lake

I now understand why we need to have crappy, rainy, grey winters. Because it makes spring and summer in Washington a magical place.

I’m lucky enough to live close to the North Cascades, and one day, Sandwich, Louboutini, and I decided to head out on a hike. 319 more words



October 14th Don Albright and his wife saw a pair of Great Gray Owls at La Pine State Park.   It was likely an adult male and his offspring who was learning to be an owl.  266 more words


16 October 2017 - PNW Migration Update

MIA end of last week because the rain obscured any migrant returns, if any.

Last night we begin to see the waning of the season.  Fairly light across the Metro Region.  90 more words

Pacific Flyway

A Sunday Drive, Jeff Sessions' War against Washington State & Voyage of the Seed Ship 042 The Last of the Tzotzils

Good Morning Ted and Jody:

Yesterday after lunch we drove up to Elk Rock Viewpoint at 3500 feet and a few miles beyond. Tomorrow the rains are supposed to return and today we drive into Portland for my biannual hearing exam (I actually go in the year in between as he checks to make sure I can still hear). 1,175 more words


2017/10/14 - Bing Peak / 賓峯

Photos from this trip can be found here.

With recent fresh powder in the mountains, climbing Crosby Mountain would have been an overly ambitious day-long endeavor. 590 more words