A mass of arctic air came to visit us recently, causing snow, icicles, ice patches and other fun stuff to occur. Rain, hail, snow and intermittent sun were the order of the past few gorgeous days. We never would have guessed the snow would stick, but it did for over 24 hrs in some [...]
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The Caltrans lobby was occupied by many demonstrators after a crowd nearing 200 rallied outside the building. Six were locked to each other through the stair railings. The mood was joyous and energetic, lot’s of music and inspirational speakers. The lobby was filled with people of all ages and many walks of life, carrying signs [...]
Day One (Aug 23rd)
Big moon, clear skies for the first time in over a month. Solo except for Alex in another tree up the hill. Green Diamond’s loggers have come very close to cutting the sentinel Redwoods that, once I’d witnessed first hand, captured my attention and called for action.
Up until 4:30 am [...]
On a recent expedition to a mountain top near Trinidad, Ca. we found a fresh scene of Green Diamonds forest destruction. We came across a logging sign, turned the bend and saw a new clear-cut, strewn with freshly fallen young growth Redwoods and Douglas Fir. Throughout the hike, we saw hardly a tree wider than [...]
It was late afternoon, and I had just gotten home from a day of tree wranglin’. I was settling down and starting to cook some lunch when the platform started to sway a little, like the wind was kicking up. This was all fine and normal, but suddenly the swaying transformed into shaky aerial wave [...]