Gavan ibuttons

The Gavan ibuttons were overdue for a data download, so a friend and I spent the better part of the morning on a walk to take care of them. The weather was pleasant for walking, light overcast with comfortable temperatures. The older gravel section at the start of Gavan Hill seems to have had an … Read more

Starrigavan Valley

While my dad was here for a short visit, I thought it would be interesting to go up to see the Starrigavan landslide with him. Overcast skies hung over the mountain tops, but we did not experience any significant rain while out. There were relatively minor changes to the washed out section of ATV trail … Read more

Birding with Visitors

I spent much of the day birding with Bill and Eileen, birders from Australia who had a few hours in town off the cruise ship (who had contacted me some time back about going birding). I met them downtown this morning (Bill told me that they would be easy to recognize, as the only birders … Read more

Sunset View of Mt. Edgecumbe

Thinking there might be another colorful sunset and deciding I had recovered enough from recent illness to try and work on conditioning, I was motivated to get up to the first viewpoint along Verstovia trail. As it turned out, after getting started a little later than I intended, I found I was not quite as … Read more

Indian River Valley

I needed to replace an ibutton that had malfunctioned, and it seemed time to collected the trail cam for the season, so Connor, Rowan, and I took a trip up Indian River valley. The forecast was for heavy rain to start, but fortunately it held off, and we just got sprinkled on a little bit … Read more

Northern Waterthrush in Sitka

Rowan came in from her morning walk a bit earlier than I expected. She told me she had run back from by Sage Beach where she had seen a bird she did not recognize. Rowan’s not quite as excited about birds as Connor is, but even though she doesn’t always remember names, she is still … Read more