Hey folks,Today I was supposed to do a float and clean, but due to a last minute wrench thrown into our plans I ended up having to go it alone, (no problem buddy). Anyway I decided to just drive along the Norht Fork and check out a few spots that I had been meaning to take a closer look at.
To my horror and delight there was trash everywhere I looked. So I started cleaning. The first spot I came to was a place that has been underwater many times and is only revieled now because of the low water levels. I know there is a ton more stuff there, but the plant life is so overgrown that it is hard to scan the ground the way one can on a rocky shore. I will return there many times.
This time though I found two long sections of fencing that would be a great thing for some animal to get tangled up in, a few tires, a bag of rubbish, and an old trough of some sort.
I continued down the road to find another spot that had a nice little path cut all the way to the river. I found some big metal thing that appeared to be a track off of an old piece of machinery or something, and a few other things.
I decided to move on to the next spot when I came across a bear track that was fresh since this morning. Unfortunately I’m still a little shaken by my last bear experience.
The third and final spot I came to was obviously a common dump spot because there were small paths where people had walked, but not all the way to the river and there was trash everywhere. I collected another two bags of trash there including items such as wine bottles, beer cans, and multiple open quarts of oil. Another interesting thing that caught my eye was the mass amount of bones everywhere. There must have been six carcasses and random scatters of bones everywhere. I took a picture of two of the skulls that I found since they were so intact. Definately deer skulls though.
Here are just a few pictures of my collection of trash I got today. I haven’t gotten to the dump to weigh in yet, but the count looks to be at least 500 pounds of trash with 6 tires the two rolls of fence, 3 bags of trash, the metal trough, and the metal track. I will post the official weights on www.earthkorps.org when I get them weighed in. Untill next time folks, thanks for all your support and keep on reading.