How Old is This Rock

June 21, 2012: “How old is this rock,” I asked Marvin, indicating a piece of quartzite I had picked up while we were visiting Steptoe Butte State Park in the Palouse Hills of Washington, not far from the town of Colfax. “If I had to guess I’d say it’s over …

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Do You Have a Plan B

  “Do You Have a Plan B?” asked Marvin. We were headed to Hat Point and the road used to access Hat Point was barricaded by a sign stating the road was closed. What now? There is only one road leading to Hat Point. There were warnings.   On the highway …

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The Oregon Trail to Waiilatpu

“Waiilatpu,” I said, hoping to wake Marvin, who was sound asleep and snoring… loudly. “Where???,” asked Marvin, looking wildly about. I interrupted his nap… he was still half asleep. We were passing through the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon between Pendleton and La Grande. I didn’t want him to miss …

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Deschutes River butterflies

Marvin and I were out sauntering 15 April and stopped to check out the butterflies in Jones Canyon which is tributary to the Deschutes River Canyon on the western edge of Sherman County, Oregon. Normally a small creek flows across the gravel road and seems to be a good spot …

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Wolf !!

                                  “Wolf!, ” howled Marvin. He said at the moment he couldn’t think of the word “Eagle” but he wanted to say something that would get my attention. “Wolf!” worked for me. A wolf …

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