Sunday, November 29, 2015

Awaiting Liberation

A few members of Carmella's flock waiting for the unlatching of the door.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Another Autumn Hike

Miika, Nancy, and me at Deep Gap at the end of October. The hike was in celebration of several things including being friends for a long time and still wanting to walk up to the top of the Blacks.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Evan's Sharrow

Nancy sent this picture of Evan's brilliant Hallowe'en costume. The symbol is technically called a "shared-lane marker" but is informally known as a "sharrow," which is a portmanteau (don't get many chances to use that word) of "share" and "arrow."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Trail Robot

Matt sent this picture of Randy during a training session with the Google Trekker, which is a trail version of the technology used to create Google Street View. It has 15 cameras, each collecting an image every 2.5 seconds. Randy, Tal, Micah, Shane, and Matt were one of three crews who carried the unit along the length of the Black Mountain Crest Trail a couple of weeks ago. This was a project of The Conservation Fund of North Carolina, which is working to protect several chunks of land in the Blacks. The pictures will be used to help potential donors understand the importance of this remarkable landform.