This was the path I used to get to that particular bunch of willows. These are pretty good trails – very easy to get the quad up and down. And because of the fresh mulching, they smell great!
And my mode of transport – plus our electronics carrier – is this quad. The camo allows me to move stealthy in the forest…
My job for the past couple days has been to watch the data recorder and make sure the numbers make sense. Then I move it along to the next spot and repeat. It’s good because it’s not too physically demanding, but can be boring.
When I’m not watching the numbers I’m trying to stay warm (harder today than yesterday) by jogging up and down the line, going for brisk walks or doing some step aerobics on a log. I spend a lot of time looking at the forest, hoping to see something cool. Today, I saw this gash on a tree, and I thought it looked a lot like a deer.