Friday, August 31, 2012
Yesterday I was over on Quartz Hill, across the little valley where I live. This photo was taken looking back across Quartz Valley toward home. Yes, there is a mountain over there - somewhere. The fire isn't anyhere near home. The smoke is coming from the Seiad/Happy Camp area, on the other side of the Marble Mountains from here, but we are getting our share of the smoke. The last I heard, some homes in the Seiad area were under orders of manditory evacuation.
While I was over on "the hill" I set up a couple of calling stands, but didn't have any critter responce. I saw a small bear track in the dusty road, and a pile of scat where it had been eating manzanita berries, but that was all of interest that I saw. I haven't been getting out much lately, just trying to get caught up on chores around home, but small game season opens in another week. I'll start prowling around more then. It sure feels like an early fall.