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    The first mechanized equipment to Work on the...

    The first mechanized equipment to Work on the Normile grade at the top of Chinook Pass was a tractor converted from an Army tank in 1924. The track and rollers look like it's a Sherman tank.
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    Sikorsky S-58, Chickasaw in the Horse pasture at...

    Sikorsky S-58, Chickasaw in the Horse pasture at the Naches Ranger Station on Chinook pass 1973. Owned by Olympic Helicopters. When they bought it from the Israeli Army it was painted desert...
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    I lived in Lapine 30 miles south of Bend 17 years...

    I lived in Lapine 30 miles south of Bend 17 years ago. The locals called Bend "Poverty with a view". Traffic was terrible then. I can't imagine what it's like now.

    Good Kokanee fishing in some...
  4. Thread: Pig Boat

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    Yes, it's working now. Thanks.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upPHSDqj5x0

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    Thats an interesting video, thanks for posting...

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    I once found a baby rattle snake about 10 inches...

    I once found a baby rattle snake about 10 inches long and a lizard about six inches long hooked together mouth to mouth. Both were dead. I don't know who was trying to eat who.
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    The lightning app is iLightningcam. Type...

    The lightning app is iLightningcam. Type iLightningcam in the search box in the apple app store. $1.99.

    The first three photos above she took with her phone. The last one was taken in1993 with...
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    My wife has an App on her cell phone to take...

    My wife has an App on her cell phone to take lightning photos. She stands out in the yard when there is a storm near by and aims her phone in the direction of the storm. I have to tell her to get...
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    A Fire Weather Meteorologist (IMET) showed this...

    A Fire Weather Meteorologist (IMET) showed this photo in a class I attended on Fire Weather. He said these two were found dead from a lightning strike and this photo was found in their camera. I...
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    Did your hair stand on end a couple seconds...

    Did your hair stand on end a couple seconds before the strike?
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    Here's an article about fires in your area in...

    Here's an article about fires in your area in "Wildfire Today". https://wildfiretoday.com/2021/07/08/multiple-large-fires-in-western-idaho/#comment-180340
  13. When one of our EAA chapter members landed in his...

    When one of our EAA chapter members landed in his highly polished Ercoupe and taxied past a group of excited kids waiting for young eagles flights, one said "That's the one I want to ride in, that...
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    Doc Severinson came to our high school in 1965...

    Doc Severinson came to our high school in 1965 and played with our band. He called his trumpet his ax.
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    I fought the old leather bindings while marking...

    I fought the old leather bindings while marking timber in the winter for years. Then the rubber ones that were junk too. Now I have a pair of the old original Sherpas and those have very good...
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    Ask This Old House. How a frozen pipe bursts....

    Ask This Old House. How a frozen pipe bursts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuPO5hKdo8A
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    My wife was on Little Bald Mountain Lookout off...

    My wife was on Little Bald Mountain Lookout off Chinook pass on the Naches Ranger District in the early 1970s. The lookout sat on the edge of a cliff. E6s would fly by at eye level and give a wave...
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    I rode with a lady Jet Ranger pilot whose number...

    I rode with a lady Jet Ranger pilot whose number ended in November Uniform. She called it No Underwear.
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    When I started working for the US Forest Service...

    When I started working for the US Forest Service in 1968 they used a 10 code and a 4 code for radio traffic and the employees on the National Forests in Washington had a Phonetic alphabet letter...
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    Larson Air Force Base. History...

    Larson Air Force Base. History http://www.strategic-air-command.com/bases/Larson_AFB.htm Now known as Grant county International in Moses lake WA.

    I think I see B17s, Lots of oil spots where...
  22. I looked through my old photos and found a couple...

    I looked through my old photos and found a couple more. The Hughes 500s we had under contract with Olympic Helicopters (based at Boeing Field in Seattle) All had N numbers in the format N90xxF. We...
  23. Historical video of the OH-6 "Loach"...

    Historical video of the OH-6 "Loach" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJFj2vYqf7Y
  24. I worked on a Forest Service helitack crew in the...

    I worked on a Forest Service helitack crew in the early 1970s. We had this Hughes 500 for a couple fire seasons. It's a 1969 model and is the only one I remember with the short landing gear. I did...
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    Sticky: Hey Eddy Lewis, those are very interesting...

    Hey Eddy Lewis, those are very interesting photos. Much different perspective of Monument Valley than usually seen.
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