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July 24, 2009

A Walk to the Tunnel.

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We spent a day with Joyce and Lee last week, and what a FUN day it was.  First we drove up to Warm River and walked along the rail trail to the old tunnel.  About 80 or so years ago, the railroad ran trains to Yellowstone through Warm River.  What a scenic ride that must have been–it sure beats the Meadowlands.  Now the old rail line is a rail trail for bikes and the like.  Joyce once rode the trail on a bicycle from West Yellowstone to Ashton, and when she rode it, the tunnel was open. She said it was pretty exciting, riding through the tunnel, because it was dark, and undulating, and maybe a bear would be waiting in it.  A few years ago, the tunnel collapsed in the middle, so they built a new bypass around it.  There are pine trees growing out of the top of it.  The tunnel is just a short hike off the road, about a half a mile, and well worth the walk if you are in the area.  It’s only a few miles from Mesa Falls: 

  IMG_0013.JPG  We watched an osprey catch a fish in the river, (the North Fork of the Snake) and he had to do some fancy flying to keep it.  Another osprey tried his best to steal the fish out of his talons as he flew toward his nest above the falls.  There are osprey everywhere along this waterway.  Such a FUN day! 

July 20, 2009

A Third of Another Herd.

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 8:12 pm

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July 3, 2009

About a Third of the Herd.

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 7:09 pm

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img_0014 (2).jpg   img_0013 (2).jpg  While driving through Bennington, Vermont on Monday, we drove through a herd of moose.  We took these drive-bys and captured about a third of the herd.  These will have to do until I see another live Bulwinkle.  With all of this NY-Maine travel, I may not have to wait long. 

July 1, 2009

Lobster Lane

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 2:17 pm

lobstsign.jpg  We took a little drive north on Saturday to Rockland, Maine to add another lighthouse to our growing list, and on the road to Owl’s Head Light we passed Lobster Lane. 

lobster pots_low.jpg  Traps near the shed.  We were fortunate to miss the rain on the lighthouse run.