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Packing mules this summer
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:27:44 AM »
 This was a trip I took for the county Historical Society. Another guy came too, named Larry, who works for the FS. They were surveying some old mining sites. The good news is they took lots of pictures, I seldom do. So here are a few.
 


on the trail
 


river crossing



leaving the river



trail work. I just love that hard dry stuff ::)



waiting patiently



putting the saw back on



A few minutes and down the road we go. We made two cuts, probably a 15-20 min delay all told.



there's a lot of this in packing ;)



after 10 miles of rough travel, this box hitch still looks pretty good :)
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Re: Packing mules this summer
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 08:28:24 AM »
That's good stuff right there.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.  I've passed many logs that the FS has sawed out.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 12:55:38 PM »
Cool pics
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 02:38:15 PM »
Those really are good pictures and awesome scenery I might ad.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 03:43:54 PM »
Great pictures!!!   Any fish in that river? What kind? :)
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Re: Packing mules this summer
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 04:02:11 PM »
 You're obsessed :D That is Eagle Creek, a fork of the New River Branch of the Trinity river. It has been closed to fishing several years now, but was well known for excellent steelhead runs and salmon. You can see them, 10 -15 lbs, finning around in the deep holes from the trail sometimes. :) It is a spectacular rugged river system, that is almost entirely in the wilderness area.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 05:52:56 PM »
It has been closed to fishing several years now, but was well known for excellent steelhead runs and salmon.

Erik - do you know why the river is closed to fishing????  I wonder if it is from heavy metals due to mining.  Didn't they mine a lot of gold in that area?

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 06:10:26 PM »
 They mined that area extensively, and I bet it was a real mess, but the river is as clean as can be now. The reasons are not related to how safe the fish are for eating, they are fine.  Several of the main tributary streams of the Trinity have been closed or severely restricted to fishing because of spawning habitat. I don't really buy into it, but the rules are what they are :-\ I used to fish most of them as a kid, and wish they were still open. :'(
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 09:11:06 PM »
Nice pack train and trail work photos.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 10:50:29 AM »
thats looks like great fun 8) good pics.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 11:55:36 AM »
You're obsessed :D

Have you been talking to my wife?   :D   She says that too. 

Seems like they would allow catch and release. 

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Re: Packing mules this summer
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 12:37:54 PM »
thats looks like great fun 8) good pics.
It is my favorite way to make a paycheck by far :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 09:17:56 PM »
Great work! ;)
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