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    17 Hours Ago
    mdvaden replied to a thread Spam Phone Calls in Odds and Ends
    On my cell, most often the screen says "SCAM LIKELY" and I don't answer. Our office at home has cable tv in the corner and all screens show the phone number. We found that 90% of the time, if a city name appears, it's a recording. Aside from that, sales callers are very few. I found with live talkers, many say "how is your day going" which most people answer in an affirmative. Instead of answering, I dead-end the question with my own question like "were you needing an estimate today". For some reason not answering their questions and picking my own dialogue cuts the matter to a halt pretty quick. I don't always just hang up, because there's a few legit callers that actually had a potentially interesting product. or something.
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    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    From a previous rainy day. Some wandering through Jedediah Smith park, and one more new friendship. His daughter and roommate tagged along too. I was 100% rain forecast that day .. which I find excellent.
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    07-11-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Drying wood in Odds and Ends
    Why do wood workers seal small logs with wax or other sealers and let it slow dry? The man in this video made a comment about if somebody wasn't going to be cutting logs into boards for a while. So is end sealing just a temporary interim thing? <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WWztws5mltQ" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    07-07-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Logging pics in The Logging Forum
    I just peeked at this logging "pics" thread and the last three pages have no photos! Seems more like a logging Scribes topic !!
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    07-06-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    A couple spots did seem a hint wider, but it could be the angle or light. I heard the parks had an increase of visitors the past few years, and that may be related. I noticed on Instagram that photographers never share the name of this grove, probably to keep the location more mellow. But a lot of their IG followers are photographers and they may be hoping to keep others from selling more prints. This last visit, I was paying closer attention to the rolling ground and nearby river. I suppose it may be a safe assumption that river flooding and silt over the centuries accounts for some of the nifty gentle contours.
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    07-06-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread West Coast RV rental in Odds and Ends
    A couple years ago my dad said he was invited to accompany some folks to Burning Man. I think he was age 90 that year, and he was over that way on one of his business trips. Said the environment felt about as safe and friendly as anything he's encountered in recent years, traveling the west coast states and parts of Mexico.
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    07-05-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread West Coast RV rental in Odds and Ends
    Portland came to mind when I saw SF in the opening post. I avoid SF like the plague. In addition to Portland, Medford also has an international airport in southern Oregon, and there may be RV rental places around here too.
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    07-04-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Happy 4th Of July! in Odds and Ends
    This is a photo from several years ago at the Crescent City harbor of northern California. Tonight we're just relaxing at home, but I noticed there is a sunset cam for the harbor, and might glance to see if the fireworks show on it. Actually, I'm finally getting better after a few day episode similar to a mild head cold. My wife, our younger son and his wife, took our two grandsons to a lake today. I stayed home and got more rest. Not sure if the big stuff will be in view of this cam, but there's lots of decent citizen's stuff going off in the periphery. LINK > https://www.ccharbor.com/sunset-cam
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    07-03-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    Grieg French Bell grove. I went here in the morning, the day I was photographing a ranch wedding in Scotia, nearby.
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    06-08-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    Howland Hill road, early morning en route to look for spots to use for a 20,000 x 20,000 pixel composite photo.
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    06-02-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    Try full view. A gnarl of old Rhododendrons cloaking some redwood trunks. The climbing event of the Brotherhood Tree redwood limited time for scenery. I hope to return this week solo if there's some clouds, rain or fog in the forecast.
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    05-21-2019
    This woman's name is Blossom. I think she has a small home farm and likes raising goats.
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    05-20-2019
    And Matt Stemple from Seattle ...
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    05-20-2019
    Here's Matthew from Vancouver, B.C. ... one who worked to help set lines and assist.
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    05-19-2019
    Some call the more upright ones reiterations. I use words branches, stubs, protrusions. Since I'm not a climbing arborist, I took advantage of the rigging the team put in another redwood cluster to catch the view from 200 feet. It was raining, and for me that was best. I didn't get a fear of heights, but it was unusual. More the going up and down. Once I was on limbs, it felt more at home. There were two sizes of drops with rain and drip line water falling. And the variations in textures and colors were enjoyable to see from that vantage.
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    05-19-2019
    This redwood may give a head start on that project. The man on the right is the NBC videographer. I think the climber on the left stopped to show him the "BAT CAVE" where bats flew out the previous day when a French broadcaster interviewed. So there is at least one room started
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    05-18-2019
    The Brotherhood redwood at Trees of Mystery is bigger than I realized, after taking photos over 3 days there. Expedition Old Growth prepared the tree for experienced climbers and also helped NBC and French broadcasting's interviewers go up for video and questions. The two people on the left were guests of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive.
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    05-13-2019
    mdvaden replied to a thread Coast Redwoods 2018 in Odds and Ends
    This is not a particularly good photo for clarity, but I like the view and location. Not shown, we found a large Port Orford cedar behind these which is among the 5 largest known. Had a dead top, but it should hang around for a while.
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