April 13, 2013 - STS and Sequoia

Bob has left this world to start a new adventure.  Who knows maybe he will start a new trail crew to build trails to the stars and when I look up at those stars I know I will find my way.  We will miss you Bob.

Bob Kirsch (1922 to March 24, 2013)

It was a cool morning but it would turn into a very pleasant day.  Great day to be in the park.  There were 11 members out so we split up into 2 crews.  Dale P. took one crew of Dale S., Janette, Janie, Bill, Peter, and Michelle to work on 4-5 items on the Sequoia and Shadaowbrook trials, which took until lunch time to finish.
After lunch they head down the Bob Kirsch Trial to clean up the Schultz bridge the crew built in 2000.
I took the rest of the crew of Mike, Fran, and Norm to the Bloom's Creek connector trail and found the reported tree already removed.  Norm had a problem last week on the STS trail between Creeping Forest and Maddock's cabin site where he guessed that the tree was about 3 feet in diameter.

We found it but it was 36-1/4" in diameter (pretty close Norm).  It took some time to open the trail since the saw we had was 24" bar and it required cutting one side then the other.  On the 4th try I even made a straight cut.  There was fun in the log rolling too.
Redwood Violet (Viola sempervirens)
Opal Creek

We put in 79 hours and I would like to thank Dale S., Dale P., Janie, Bill, Mike, Fran, Michelle, Peter, Norm, and Janette.

See you on the trails.


photos by Jeff and Peter

Birds of the Day
1 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
1 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
1 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
2 Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
4 Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)
7 Steller's Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri)
1 Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
5 Pacific Wren (Troglodytes pacificus)
2 Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata)
3 Wilson's Warbler (Pacific Coast) (Cardellina pusilla chryseola)
3 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) (Junco hyemalis [oreganus Group])
1 Hutton's Vireo (Vireo huttoni)
4 Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens)
1 Common Raven (Corvus corax)
2 Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea)