Friday, October 16, 2009

Wearing of the orange

(by david). Just so you all know, I put a chain on the gate at the bottom of the hill. The gate isn't locked but most hunters are too lazy to get out and check, especially on a rainy weekend like this one. After hunting season we can go back to normal uphill road operations.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


(by David)
So we were without power for about eighteen hours. Makes you wonder about the P.U.D.'s efforts to get an extra powerline into the valley. That effort has gone on as long as I've lived here (almost ten years) and we still don't have that power line. Hmmm...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scariest Uphill Road picture ever

This picture was taken about midnight on August 8th, 2006 during the Tripod and Spur peak fire. I woke up and it was weirdly bright out. I went upstairs and looked out the window and, damn!

The picture itself was a thirty-second time exposure on a tripod. It took about a half-dozen tries to get a decent picture.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A little fire action in early August after a small thunderstorm passed Uphill. Then there was the herd of Scary Bucks in the front yard. A good 10 of them.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The view from our house of the Celtic Fire God Sear 's admonition, "only you can prevent forest fires".

Sunday, July 5, 2009

This is NOT White Top.

A party of White Top -->

This beautiful specimen was found at the mouth of the Straley drive on July 4th. They get the best snakes on the hill.