Winter day at McCall Point

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Thuja
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Winter day at McCall Point

Post by Thuja » February 2nd, 2019, 9:46 pm

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Chip Down
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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by Chip Down » February 2nd, 2019, 10:24 pm

I think that's the first flower I've seen posted this year. There should be many more in the next week or two.

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by retired jerry » February 3rd, 2019, 5:40 am

Was it ever winter?

There's supposed to be snow Monday, but just barely.

My car got frosty a couple times but the thermometer under the eaves has barely got below freezing

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by adamschneider » February 3rd, 2019, 11:33 am

Chip Down wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 10:24 pm
I think that's the first flower I've seen posted this year. There should be many more in the next week or two.
A couple weeks ago, someone posted a grass widow at Catherine Creek in the Oregon Wildflowers FB group.

Hopefully there aren't TOO many coming up already; this upcoming cold snap could whack 'em down again.

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by Thuja » February 3rd, 2019, 6:39 pm

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by adamschneider » February 3rd, 2019, 7:03 pm

Thuja wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 6:39 pm
(but if I was them, I'd also be a widow, and I'm too young for that).
I don't know why, but "grass widow" is a euphemism for "divorcée" or "neglected wife/mistress" or "woman whose husband sleeps around."

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by Thuja » February 3rd, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Re: Winter day at McCall Point

Post by adamschneider » February 3rd, 2019, 9:02 pm

Thuja wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 8:00 pm
On another note: Just read the field guide for this trail, and it's CLOSED NOV 1 THROUGH MAY 1, whoops! I seem to have a habit of hiking this trail while closed? If there was any signage, I clearly did not read it.
Breakin' the law, breakin' the law... ;)

The Nature Conservancy (owners of most of the McCall Point Trail, starting from where it starts going up the hill) have always closed it during the wet season to prevent erosion. However, I don't see anything about this closure on their Web site; maybe they've lifted the restriction now that they've re-routed the steeper parts of the trail?
Thuja wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 8:00 pm
Also, saw lots of dogs off leash - Oh boy.
:cry: Dogs aren't even supposed to be ON-leash in the portion owned by TNC.

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