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Merrick Graves 08-02-2009 09:34 PM

Darn Misquitos
 
Went To Galagher Head Lake this weekend and the misquitos were the largerst I've ever seen!!!!

jim putman 08-02-2009 09:56 PM

Dangggggggggggggg those are big suckers :D So how did it go with the exclusionists :think1:

Ceg_ 08-02-2009 10:49 PM

Very cool pics. :)

Merrick Graves 08-03-2009 08:59 AM

The rotor hung around for about an hour twenty. Made a trip about in 8 minutes and would hover while refilling in about 2 minutes. Was very cool to watch. The days high temps were not up there yet but the cool 100mph mist was welcomed. The rotor was dropping his load on Huckleberry Mtn. out of our sight. I understand it was not a big fire.

We were in the area to insure there were no campfires. We also did some trail maint. and further we were there to advise users of the hikers in the area. We had just about zero use in the area. The anti's were not present during our patrol's. There was only a couple 4x4's that came thru and I only saw 4 motorcycle/atv's. On our trip out Sunday afternoon we stopped and talked to a whole bunch of berry pickers. The Hucklebrries and Gooseberries are out bigtime this year.

We can guess that the heat, fire ban, forest fires, economics and Seafair kept many home. Although on the past weekends I have been on duty there has been little use in the forest. The crowds are down this year.

WAYCRAZY 08-03-2009 09:59 AM

I don't think OFF! is going to work on those skeeters.

Merrick Graves 08-03-2009 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WAYCRAZY (Post 5569)
I don't think OFF! is going to work on those skeeters.

Nope and they are drawn towards smoke!!!

WAYCRAZY 08-07-2009 10:15 AM

LOL I dont mess with any bug that needs a R.P.G. to swat!

JeepNirvana 09-21-2009 09:33 AM

There's very little water in that lake.

Cool stuff Merrick. :thumbup:

I've been trying to get a mancamp weekend up there for some time.
What would you think of that?

Maybe camp above Gallager and then wheel over to Van Epps and down to the mine. :dunno:

Merrick Graves 09-21-2009 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepNirvana (Post 7421)
There's very little water in that lake.

Cool stuff Merrick. :thumbup:

I've been trying to get a mancamp weekend up there for some time.
What would you think of that?

Maybe camp above Gallager and then wheel over to Van Epps and down to the mine. :dunno:

Looks like I will be going to the Mine to Market trail this weekend. The FS needs to put together a plan to solve some issues caused by Mother Nature. We will be accessing an area that has become off-camber due to material sloughing off a cut bank.

Mine to Market is on the way to Fortune Creek. The trail runs up the opposite side of Hawkins Mtn as Gallegher. Short steep switchback trail. Ends at some mines.

http://www.nwjeepn.com/MinetoMarket.htm

Merrick Graves 09-21-2009 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepNirvana (Post 7421)
There's very little water in that lake.

Cool stuff Merrick. :thumbup:

I've been trying to get a mancamp weekend up there for some time.
What would you think of that?

Maybe camp above Gallager and then wheel over to Van Epps and down to the mine. :dunno:


Hey!! I have some trail work I need done below Van Epps. There Is a hillclimb just before the last switchback before the pass. I need to drive a "No vehicle" carsonite at the bottom of the hill climb. And also drag some logs across it. Please let me know of your plans I would like to connect with you and get this done.


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