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Offline jeffblaylock

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A couple more
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2006, 04:09:11 PM »
Here's another shot of that baby mountain goat.



Since many of us Benders don't get to see what fall looks like, here are some aspen trees doing their thing.

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Re: A couple more
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2006, 04:28:13 PM »
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Since many of us Benders don't get to see what fall looks like, here are some aspen trees doing their thing.

Nice.  Somebody needs to get some good shots of the stand of aspens on Emory.

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« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2006, 05:44:26 PM »
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Somebody needs to get some good shots of the stand of aspens on Emory.


Let me see if I have some photos of Emory with fall colors. I don't think so.

I know I have a couple of shots of other locations, including Boot Canyon:





This is from the Southwest Rim trail:



This last one is from the Sam Nail ranch:

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« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2006, 08:17:05 PM »
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This is from the Southwest Rim trail


Beautiful shots.  I leave in 7 hours and get to see it myself tomorrow :!:

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Re: A couple more
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2006, 11:12:55 PM »
Quote from: "RichardM"
Quote from: "jeffblaylock"
Since many of us Benders don't get to see what fall looks like, here are some aspen trees doing their thing.

Nice.  Somebody needs to get some good shots of the stand of aspens on Emory.


I second that.  I've never seen the aspens.  I took my trees field guide to Laguna West last year and tried to ID every tree I saw.  Never did find aspen.  Drooping Juniper?  Check.  Aligator Juniper?  Check.  Madrone?  Check.  Pinion Pine?  Check.  Chisos oak? Check.  Graves Oak? Check. Aspen?  Damn it where are they?
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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2006, 08:22:26 AM »
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Aspen? Damn it where are they?


I believe they are clustered on Emory Peak's southwest slopes. I've seen some from the Colima Trail, but it was summer so they looked like little green trees. The telltale signs are white bark and rounded leaves which in a breeze make an unmistakeable clacking sound. Since most nearby trees are genetic clones of each other, they turn colors all at once, and pretty much to the same color, when you have bright sunny days combined with crisp nights. In a climate like Big Bend, that could happen any time, though I doubt the nights are crisp enough until at least Thanksgiving.
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« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2006, 09:06:56 AM »
There is a stand of trees in a cleft on the north flank of Pullium Bluff that is easily seen when driving south from the Basin Junction up into the mountains.  I was driving up that road last Thanksgiving when they caught my attention because they had turned a flaming red color.  I'm not sure of the type, but it almost looked like fire when I caught it out of the corner of my eye.
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Great stuff Jeff
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2006, 09:07:23 AM »
Your work is awesome.  Thanks for sharing it with us.
Funny... I have a story about that...

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« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2006, 09:16:59 AM »
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There is a stand of trees in a cleft on the north flank of Pullium Bluff that is easily seen when driving south from the Basin Junction up into the mountains.  I was driving up that road last Thanksgiving when they caught my attention because they had turned a flaming red color.  I'm not sure of the type, but it almost looked like fire when I caught it out of the corner of my eye.

Could those have been maples, as in Maple Canyon?

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« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2006, 07:08:33 AM »
That would have been my guess too.  The Big Tooth Maples in the Davis Mountains and GUMO are about the only trees in West Texas I have seen that get really red.

http://www.davis-mountains.com/
There are some pics on this site in the GUMO section...you have to drill down to the last gallery of McKittrick Canyon.

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« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2006, 08:37:53 AM »
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I know I have a couple of shots of other locations, including Boot Canyon:


Nice shots Jeff.  I am sure you'll get some good ones this weekend if you are going out.

Looking forward to reading your GP trip report too.

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PSA - Explosive Proposal Puts Glacier at Risk,
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2006, 01:54:04 PM »
Public Service Announcement.  Knowing that some of you are fond of Glacier, thought I'd pass this along.  Unfortunately, I've never had the pleasure of visiting Glacier.

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Explosive Proposal Puts Glacier at Risk,  Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has an explosive idea. The company wants to fire howitzer shells and drop explosives from helicopters into Glacier National Park for avalanche control. The Park Service instead wants BNSF to extend and construct additional snow sheds to protect trains--a safer and more effective approach that poses less risk to wildlife and Glacierís tremendous wilderness values.  The Park Service's preferred alternative, which NPCA supports, is most consistent with the recently revised management policies (PDF, 2.5 MB).  http://www.nps.gov/policy/mp2006.pdf
TAKE ACTION: Burlington Northern Santa Fe is pushing hard for their proposal. It's time that you make your voice heard loud and clear. Employing safe alternatives to bombing the mountain--alternatives that protect wildlife and preserve the quiet and serenity of Glacier National Park, can best eliminate avalanche danger to trains.

Glacier National Park is seeking comments on this plan now through December 29, 2006. Tell them you support Glacier's preferred option (Alternative B), which does not allow the bombing of Glacier for avalanche control, but instead supports building snow sheds, a safer alternative for avalanche control. Take action today!  
http://ga1.org/campaign/Glacier_NP

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