Wednesday, January 24, 2018


With Jax gone and without a hiking partner and a little bit of rainy weather it's a good time to catch up on the couple weeks of paperwork that I have to do. I did wander down to the beach though and it's finally an actual beach not an island beach and it's a long one stretching all the way to the real island a thousand feet or more south of the lodge. The river does whatever it wants. The first seven or so years it was a great beach. Then for two years never had a beach, it showed up on the other side of the river, and now the last three years it's been an island beach though only 10 to 15 feet of knee deep water to wade through to get to it. But last year the river didn't rise all that fast it just hit the beach at an angle chipping away at it every day until it was gone in March sometime and that's what it looks like it's doing this year though we've had hardly any snow and there are sand bars in the river where I've never seen sandbars before. Wow Johnny cut a bit path to the river. Will be nice this June or July when the river goes back down below the banks to not have to get down there and cut out all the over growth in 105 degree heat with thousands of newly hatched mosquitoes.

Couple guys showed up on Monday who are working on Doug's hogan up on the hill and said they were tired of getting beat up every day driving back and forth so I rented out the bunk bed room to them. Today is there first day here and they knocked off a little early so they could go over to the gravel pit and look for gold.

I've got a small hawk showing up every day I've had to drive off three or four times a day. He just takes off as soon as I open the door so no conflict. I look out the office window and there's no birds at the Breakfast at Tiffany's feeding site, the sharp-shinned is here. Open the front door and he's flying down towards the river before I can even get to him.

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