Monday, September 27, 2010

Photos from the Winthrop Marathon

What a great day for a road race! The Chewuck River Valley was the site of the 26 mile event! More photos are at my Flickr site.

James DeSalvo, local favorite with MVSTA trails and the eventual race winner. Congratulations James!
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A couple of runners sported this interesting style of footwear.
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James is off to a lead at Andrews Creek, the three mile mark.
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Who knew running marathons was so much fun? Ask Wild Bill.
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This lady was always happy.
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Only two and a half miles to town.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

White-tailed Ptarmigan on the side of Slate Peak

This is the mom. Notice the cryptic coloring on her back and how it mimics the licens on the rocks around her. In the winter she will be pure white to blend in with the snow.
White-tailed Ptarmigan mom

White-tailed Ptarmigan mom
These are the young. We counted five or six of them.
White-tailed Ptarmigan chick

White-tailed Ptarmigan chick

White-tailed Ptarmigan chicks

Friday, September 3, 2010

Some Wildlife I have seen in the last week

A cricket, perhaps a Mormon Cricket or something closely related. These were at Chelan Ridge
Big Bugs, maybe crickets?

Big Bugs, maybe mormon crickets?

Dusky Grouse observed at Chelan Ridge
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A slow Racer that Ken was able to catch on a cool afternoon
Racer

Red-necked Phalarope at Deadhorse Lake
Red-necked Phalarope

Black Swift, also at Deadhorse Lake. There were MANY of them
Black Swift

Chinook Salmon spawning in the Methow near the Suspension Bridge on the Community Trail
Chinook Salmon spawning in the Methow