wildlife

July 8, 2020

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Race day. It rained right as I started my warmup and as I was cruising along I went down hard, the bike just slide from under me on the wet packed red clay. I crashed again on the warmup just trying to get out of the woods. I was not excited to start the race after that… but I did and settled into 4th as we entered, exited and re-entered the woods, as we did there was a sweeping turn into a bridge and I just didn’t trust my tires grip and rode off the course, falling to the back of the pack. I rode hard and got back to 5th without any more crashes as the course dried as racers rode. Don’t worry, Kali is OK.

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the iPhone amazes me sometimes!

July 7, 2020

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Mountain bikes and gravel roads. Trying to get in a 100 miles a week.

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This is the third turtle I moved (saved?) from the road on today’s ride. The first one looked like this one, the second was a flat one that took off “running” up the middle of the road, barely caught it, and this was close to edge, but I still placed it off the road.

June 13, 2020

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James, Elizabeth and me loaded up and head south. A weekend escape to hunt for fossils.

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After reaching the boat launch for the Stono River we started out against the tide and after crossing the river the first thing we see is a wild pig on the shore.

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and she had baby pigs!

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then we headed into Hut Creek. No fossils were found on this waterway.

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Do you see the alligator?

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I floated right to it!

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On the way back we saw two more wild pigs!

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But we headed to another drainage ditch in Summerville and had success.

May 25, 2020

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Woodruff Branch Falls

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Swimming hole on Anthony Creek near Globe, NC

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Upper Little Lost Cove Falls – This is an awesome waterfall and better hike, starting at a primitive camping spot, it’s a short hike, but the trip up and down to the waterfall requires a rope.

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A snake suns itself near Linville Falls. I found two dead black snakes killed by humans… both on the trail… I hate humans sometimes!