We didn't find any trees down on Middleridge except for a fir over the road near Ocean View Overlook. It was passable but we decided to take it out anyway. It didn't take long and then we were off to the next objective.
Middleridge near Ocean View Overlook
We dropped 3 people off at Hollow Tree where you can reach it from Middleridge. The rest of the crew drove up to Lane Camp to work on Hollow Tree towards the other crew. There was some brushing but the trail was very open with the prep work for a prescribe burn completed earlier in the year. We did run into 3 trees down at the midpoint between the crews. Dale and the lower crew took care of the trees and they were done by the time the upper crew arrived.
3 Trees down about 3/4 mile from Lane Camp
On the way back we came across a very bright green and yellow Garter Snake who wasn't very happy with the attention we were giving her.
Garter Snake (does anyone know the species)?
There were still wildflowers in bloom and there was one last Rose still hanging in with Fall approaching.
The crew put in 44 hours and I would like to thank Dale P., Janie, Jan, David P., David B., and Norm. The year end is rapidly approaching. Start thinking about the holiday pot luck in DEC.
See you on the trails
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