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Our first 10k+ foot peak!

August 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Our first 10k+ foot summit.Our first 10k+ foot summit.Wyatt and I summit our first 10k+ foot peak - Comanche Peak

In June Wyatt and I bagged our first 10k+ peak - 11,303 ft Comanche Peak in #newmexico at #philmontscoutranch. This was one of three during that trip.



Aspen Grove Ancients

August 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Grove of aspens in Sawmill Canon in Philmont Scout Ranch in New MexicoAspen Grove AncientsWe walked among ancients in this aspen grove in Philmont Scout Ranch in Sawmill Canyon.

According to Wikipedia, the root system of the colony of Aspen is long-lived. In some cases, this is for thousands of years, sending up new trunks as the older trunks die off above ground. For this reason, it is considered to be an indicator of ancient woodlands. One such colony in Utah, given the nickname of "Pando", is estimated to be 80,000 years old.

We walked among ancients in this aspen grove in Philmont Scout Ranch in Sawmill Canyon.


Dead Wood

August 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Dead WoodDead WoodDead tree stump in Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. I hiked past this elder at Philmont Scout Ranch this summer and was struck by it. Trees die very differently in New Mexico than in Ohio. In NM they die and dry then hang around for quite some time. I saw many dead trees standing that had been there long enough to lose its bark. Here in OH, since it's so humid, they die, rot from the inside out, then fall to finish decomposing all before the bark has time to loosen and fall off. In any event, the dead wood in NM is stunning.


Soviet Era Photography

July 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Wired.com released this article on Soviet-era photography as shown at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography. I though was really interesting how the political atmosphere heavily influenced the work right down to the composition.  It's worth a few minutes to read and flip through the slideshow.

On a current note, I was struck by this 1297 photo by Boris Ignatovich and it's "archistract" nature. What was old is now new again.

 

Boris Ignatovich 1927Boris Ignatovich 1927Boris Ignatovich 1927


Marty & Corey

April 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

In years past in Cub Scout Pack 318 the scouts are encouraged to sell popcorn by rewarding high sellers by allowing them to throw a cream pie in the face of the Cubmaster.  This year there was a "election" between the Cubmaster Corey Schwab and the Webelos II Den Leader Marty Cherup - whoever received the most votes from the scouts got the pies in their face.  There was a fierce campaign by each to get the other person "elected" including such things as picket lines, chants, and bribery.

In the end and after many laughs, Corey was elected and took over one hundred pies from the scouts.

 

Photograph by Martin Cline of Marty Cherup & Corey Schwab after the Cream Pies have been thrown.Choose Him!Marty Cherup & Corey Schwab after

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