October 13, 2012- Mainly Basin Trail

The morning was cool but it would turn into a very pleasant Fall day.  We got a call from our friend Linda giving us the heads up on a couple of small things on the Shadowbrook Trail near East Ridge and near Slippery Rock.

On Shadowbrook we came across Chum Chum the forest observer before getting to the first small tree across the trail.
Fairly easy even with hand saws and in 2 cuts it was cleared.

Firs at Slippery Rock

After taking care of the lower part of the park we headed out to Basin Trail to do brushing.  For a change we didn't picked August and the heat to work in this sunny area.  We worked on removing leaves and debris from the inside of the trail.

 Redwoods on Basin Trail

The rest of the day we spent brushing the trail.  We worked on this section a couple of years ago and the over growth wasn't that bad.
 After brushing
 Not a bad place to take a call
Moss covered Redwood

We put in 77 volunteer hours today and with a total of 780 for the year we will be close to breaking 1000 hours for 2012.  I would like to thank Tom, Dale P., Josh, Dale S., Peter, Michele, Gene, Fran, Janette, and new member Amanda.

On another note, the founder of the BBVTC, Bob Kirsch, is turning 90 on the 21st and a few people will be paying him a visit in Bend, Oregon.  For those of us who cannot make it here's a greeting for the crew.
See you on the trails


Birds of the Day
1 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
1 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
1 Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
4 Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
1 Common Raven (Corvus corax)
4 Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
5 Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta Canadensis)
1 Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
2 Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)
6 Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate)
1 Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)
4 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])
2 Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
1 Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)