A Blistered Pegleg, Dead Animals + Wanderers Peak 5/27 & 6/1

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Post by mayhem » June 2nd, 2013, 5:23 pm

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When my dog yawned at me last night, this is what I saw. :)

Cats don't have molars, either, right?
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Post by Sean Thomas » June 2nd, 2013, 5:59 pm

Wow, awesome trip and interesting findings with the skeletons and the old trail blazes. I'm glad the clouds cleared and the views opened up for you guys for a bit.

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Post by Rustygoat » June 2nd, 2013, 6:31 pm

Very cool Brian, the old trail and the skeletons were a pretty neat find. You had a really nice view at Blister Creek Falls....I'm going to have to get a few pictures from that angle next time I'm up that way. ;) It's nice to see that you got some time to get outside. :)
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Post by Waffle Stomper » June 3rd, 2013, 6:04 am

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Post by bobcat » June 3rd, 2013, 7:13 am

Nice find on the old trail. Clear cutting was death of many such pathways and so it goes . . .

I'd wager that skeleton was a dog. A couple of times I've come across the remains of pets that have been disposed of in the woods. Also, I've come across the remains of elk carcasses before. In some cases, I'm guessing they were poached out of season and butchered on the spot.

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Post by BrianEdwards » June 3rd, 2013, 7:41 am

Thanks for all the replies folks!
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Post by BrianEdwards » June 3rd, 2013, 7:42 am

bobcat wrote:Nice find on the old trail. Clear cutting was death of many such pathways and so it goes . . .

I'd wager that skeleton was a dog. A couple of times I've come across the remains of pets that have been disposed of in the woods. Also, I've come across the remains of elk carcasses before. In some cases, I'm guessing they were poached out of season and butchered on the spot.

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Post by BrianEdwards » June 3rd, 2013, 7:43 am

Rustygoat wrote:Very cool Brian, the old trail and the skeletons were a pretty neat find. You had a really nice view at Blister Creek Falls....I'm going to have to get a few pictures from that angle next time I'm up that way. ;) It's nice to see that you got some time to get outside. :)
Thanks Tim. There's still several falls up the Collawash that need photographed ;)
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Post by Splintercat » June 4th, 2013, 6:38 pm

Cool, Brian -- and nice shot of Blister Creek Falls, too! For a falls that can be seen from the road, you don't often see close views like this.

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Post by scrambler2 » July 3rd, 2013, 9:58 pm

raven wrote:I'm surprised at the lack of apparent gnawing by rodents and porcupines. And the bleaching of the skeletons seems to be signs of a drier climate -- I'd expect more green and staining around here (the wet side of the hills).
That's because the skeletons are fresh and haven't had the time to develop the green staining yet.
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