Monday, December 28, 2009

What Falls?

I had been to Butte Fall only about three or four times over the years.
But I never new that there was really a falls there.
Its about a 10 foot drop, but it is a falls.
The town is name after, this little falls.
Butte Falls is located west of Mount McLoughlin really close to the base.
Its a little logging down with city park in the center and the school on one side and gas station and store on the other two side.
Very red neck type, much more so then Wimer.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The World Famous Cache Machine

Here DrDan at the cache machine.

Out caching in Butte Fall and came across the only Cache Machine.
Its an old ATM machine.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Home Improvement Time

I install this stuff last summer and forget about blogging about it.
It was stuck in the draft mod.
A microwave over the stove and new light over the breakfast bar, and a cool toaster oven we only had to wait 6 weeks for.
It hang under the cabinets and takes up no counter space.
Rochelle seem real happy with it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

There Is Crystal In There Hills

A friend at work told me about this place
were crystal rocks are laying around on the ground.
I got this area pen pointed on a map and seat out to found some.
I had been in the area geocaching, so I new the area some what.
I got there and found a locked gate, so I off loaded the MTB and road the mile or so in and hiked from there.

I hiked for about an hour and found some.
This one above, was in a crack in a about 600 pound rock in the middle of a skid road. The area you see is about 6 inch long.

The next piece I found in the middle of a deer trail, I was able to bring it back, It weighs about 5 pounds.
A little tricky riding the MTB with one hand and holding the rock in the other, through 2 inch of snow, I got back with out crashing.

This one is surrounded by an iron deposit
with the crystal in the center,
I cleaned it up when I got home and looks much nicer.
It seem that you only found crystal in broken rock not hole or round ones.
I found out later that I was to high on the hill, also that I my be able to drive in much closer.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This ThanksGaving Really Rocket

This Thanksgiving was really great, lots of great food from Rochelle, Pat, and many others that pitched in and helped.

After eating all the good food and talking are heads off.
I brought out and old rocket that Daniel and I build a long time ago.
We had some small problems, but all and all it was fun.
Next year, maybe some other and bring a rocket all so, and I see how it works out.