Sunday, May 31, 2009

Big Pine

This is really big pine tree.
250 feet tall, that's 3/4 of and football field.
The tree started growing in 1787 when the constitution was being signed.
The trees in our front yard are only half as high as this one.
click on the pic. to read the details.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Story of the Lost Camera

Some time ago I was geocaching in the Little Applegate area and I hiked in about half mile in twocaches.

Will on the way in or way out, I'm not sure witch it was, but I did know till I got back to the car, I lost the camera.
So there was not trail in or out so I was walking all over the place to get were I was going.
I thought I would never find it, so I started down the hill to go home and got to thinking, and remember that I had the GPS on tracker.
It copies a trails to the GPS so you can follow it if lost or walk on the same track to find something like a lost camera.

At about 2 miles a ways I turned around and went back and about 1/4 mile from the parking spot.
Now the fun starts.
A red dirt bike just misses the front of the car my inches, and just as I was in the clear, a white quard come in about 30 feet behind the dirt bike, by now the car is in the buck brush and stopped and right next to the driver's door the quard hit the brush and flip over head first.
I tried to get out really quick but the seat belt is one of the that move alone the door when you open, so I'm waiting for the seat belt to move and I get out and start to grap the quard to pull it off of the rider and started pulling when I found a hot pipe and had to let go, and find another hand hold.
An of course the car was to close to turn the quard on all fours, so I held to the quard till the rider could get out from under the machine.
It turned out that the rider was a little girl about 4 feet tall, she was about 18 or so.
She was ok, with no injuryes.
If the first bike would hit me, the quard would have hit me as will, and what a mess that would have been.
I went up the hill and followed the GPS back about 1/4 mile and found the camera.
What day.

Side note: at church today, the lesson was about tenthing.
When we pay our tenthing.
The Lord watches over use when we least exspeck it or need it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Book report"The Lost World"

The Lost World
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And older book, publisher 1912.
We've seen the movies over the years.
Starting in 1925, 1960, 1992 and 2001.
And also a TV series for about 4 season.

Any ways, the professors start out in England and head to South a American in search of a land that time or the environment had not changed.
The land is on and raised ground pushed up by and earth quake, that was raise 1000 feet from the jungle floor.
By going up the Amazon River, to find this place.

An interesting story with a 3 out 5 starts.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bike Fact

May is National Go By Bike month.
The facts are.

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

A 140 pound cyclist burns 508 calories while pedaling 14 miles in an hour.

Between 1960 and today the average weight of a 6-11 year old has increased to 11 pounds.

In 1964, 50% of kids road to school and the obesity rate was 12% in 2004, 3% ride to school and the obesity rate was 45%.

In 2003, cars stalled in traffic wasted 5 billion gallons of fuel.

Just three hours of bicycling per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Book Report" Indiana Jones"

Indiana Jones and Seven Veils.
By Rob MacGregor
I gave it and 3 out of 5 stars.

Indiana Jones, is on the trail of Colonel Percy Fawcett who is a real person who went missing in South America in about 1920 or so.

Colonel was looking the lost city of Z and never came back.

Many went looking for the Colonel, but came up dry.

Now the funny part is the Colonel was an Indiana Jones type person or another words.
So the Indian caitor is based on the real life Colonel.

Indian start out in England and then to New York and on the South America, following the Colonel's trail and even finds the Colonel.

Friday, May 08, 2009


Cool rainbow, on the way to work.
Another year of peace.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Riddle

Here's a Riddle.
Gave me and answer to this riddle, if you can.

I ride, I ride, no tracks are left;
I chop and chop;
There are no chip left.
He rides and rides;
Turns around:
There is no road left.

Here's the answer.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sterling Minning Ditch

This is a view of the Little Applegate valley.
Pick up about 4 caches along this trail.
I don't know these flowers
but look new
to me.

This is the Sterling Ditch it was dug by 400 Chinese workers in 1877.They needed to get water above the creek to wash out the gold that was stranded on the slopes in the ancient river gravel.This ditch is over 26 miles long and three feet deep. Nowadays this trail along the ditch is 17 miles long.