Yesterday afternoon my friend and I went up to Larch Mountain to finally retrieve my wildlife camera. We found it after searching for an hour in the wrong spot, then about five minutes in the right spot. The photos didn't show up when I put the SD card in my camera but when I got home I found I had actually caught some stuff. First off, a person with their dog:
The time stamp is all wrong unfortunately- it reset to Jan 1, 2013 00:00 when I set it up. So, about 00:00 really is about 13:00, and therefore this was like 7:30 a.m. The only other animal I caught was actually a wild one- a coyote running by...
I have some better ideas now of where to set it up, and hopefully will be able to catch something better next time. Still cool and no one stole it!
On our way down Larch Mountain we stopped to explore a clearcut. My friend was scanning the area with binoculars and said something about a big hole in a stump. It turned out to be an old chimney/fireplace all by itself in the clearcut.
How cool is that?
While in the gorge, we visited the Bonneville fish hatchery, where there were viewing stations for rainbow trout and sturgeon.
And of course there was an abandoned house and gas station to check out on the way home...