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Quark
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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:04 pm 
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What's a June without a trip to Boulder River?  No one has to ever twist my arm to visit Boulder River trail.

As many times as I've visited Boulder River, I've attempted to photograph the falls once.  Maybe twice; and that was just in the last year or so.  I see other stuff at Boulder River that knocks me out.

We were on a time crunch due to JimK's busy social calendar, so I'll have to go back and lay on the ground and take more photos another time.  But the time crunch was great 'cause I needed to excersize; my muscles have been knotted up lately, and I needed to un-knot.  A Quarkian pace on Boulder River in June wasn't what my knots needed.

Not a lot of people on the trail today;  several parties, but that's nothing to a summer day at Boulder River.  Turned out to be sunny and warm.  Which is another reason the photos are lacking; that busy old fool, unruly sun.  Messing up the photo ops. irked.gif

Every dog on the trail (7) was leashed.

God I love this place.  This forest is a busy place.  Everything is exploding, especially the fern.  A feast for the eyes.


Alders1
Alders1
Youth on Age and Maidenhair fern
Youth on Age and Maidenhair fern
Maidenhair fern detail and drops
Maidenhair fern detail and drops
Red fiddlehead
Red fiddlehead
Fiddlehead pair
Fiddlehead pair
Too lazy to look it up
Too lazy to look it up

and the obligatory falls - (I'm not good at photographing falls, especially these huge things).
Feature Show Falls2
Feature Show Falls2
Feature Show Falls
Feature Show Falls

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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:11 pm 
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Fiddlehead pair rocks.   cool.gif

Did you feel the burn with your workout?

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Quark
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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:15 pm 
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More Cowbell wrote:
Did you feel the burn with your workout?

embarassedlaugh.gif I had to take a nap when I got home.

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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:19 pm 
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I usually nap on the way home!  huh.gif
But not advisable if you're the driver.  embarassedlaugh.gif
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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:24 pm 
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I only dozed 4 times.  Jim didn't notice 'cause I was wearing my sunglasses.  Imagine the hell it would be for a passenger if the driver didn't wear sunglasses.  Tthere is so much traffic on I-5 in the middle of the afternoon, you just sorta nudge against the cars on either side so you don't spin off the road anyway, so it's no big deal.

Boulder River has always needed work on the last half of the trail.  I worked on the first half many times over the last decade, and was always able to pick out the rock wall that me, Greg Ball and the Lakeside School kids had built, or the trees I had helped cut (or watched being cut).  It's boring for the other person with me having to listen to me narrate every step of that trail.

But luckily for Jim, I only recognized 2 places where I had worked.  Ma Nature creeps in and takes over, so what the trailwork exposed, Ma recovered.

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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:25 pm 
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Quark wrote:
 
Red fiddlehead
Red fiddlehead

That there is some sweet music.   up.gif

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.....leaving me wanting to return over and over in what ever capacity that may be, even if one day my knees are too old and I can only see the mountains from my porch.

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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 8:53 pm 
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Nice fern shots.  up.gif Thats a nice trail.
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PostSun Jun 08, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Beautiful exploding ferns (thanks for giving me a chuckle.)
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PostMon Jun 09, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Quark, I love your close-up photos.

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PostMon Jun 09, 2008 8:31 pm 
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Still as green as ever! Beautiful pics!  agree.gif

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PostTue Jun 10, 2008 8:23 am 
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Geez Quark, your images from LAST June are still fresh in my memory!  up.gif
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PostTue Jun 10, 2008 9:37 am 
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Gorgeous photos, as always! smile.gif
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PostThu Jun 12, 2008 9:20 pm 
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I have 25 photos posted on my site.

Here are a few.


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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 6:33 am 
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VERY nice Jim!  You do realize that the Teanaway is on the OTHER side of the range, right?  hockeygrin.gif
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 6:55 am 
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Thaks Don. And as to the Teanaway...

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