South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

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retired jerry
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Re: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

Post by retired jerry » June 25th, 2020, 8:33 am

yeah, they look like gophers

but, if you dig at them, they're totally above ground. The ground below the tube is undisturbed.

some day I'm going to get photographic evidence :)

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Re: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

Post by Waffle Stomper » June 26th, 2020, 7:45 am

They are gophers. And the tubes are called eskers they create them under the snow, so it would be pretty hard to catch them in the act.
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Re: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

Post by Waffle Stomper » June 26th, 2020, 7:49 am

Apparently they are also called ropes, first I've heard of that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frfxuO6oYkA
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Re: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

Post by retired jerry » June 26th, 2020, 8:25 am

I dunno, I'm not convinced, I'm going to have to continue investigating :)

They are everywhere. After snow melts. If it's gophers they are very prolific.

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