Old McDonald Had A Lake, Gaea, Gaea, Oh!

May 18th, 2009

Our first day of shooting in Glacier went very well, as you can see. Temperatures were in the upper 70s. We ended the day by hiking to Avalanche Lake. We hadn’t intended that to be the last thing we did, but the hike was more strenuous and took longer than we had expected, so we were ready to call it a day when we got back down.

Here is Gaea at McDonald Lake:

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And this is Brooke at McDonald Lake:

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The closest thing we saw to a grizzly was an old guy with a “Griz” t-shirt. But the deer are still after me. I figured they were looking for revenge for what happened with their sister on the way here. But we were prepared with Bear Spray, so we were able to fend them off. As you can see this vicious beast was just looking for an opening to attack:

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People often ask me about the hazards of working in the wilderness, which is my favorite thing to do. There are hazards to be concerned about, of course. But I’ve been doing this all my life so I’ve picked up a few tricks.

Of course it’s always important to make sure you stay on the trail so you don’t get lost. Missing a turn can be deadly. As you can see in this photo, one could easily lose the trail, become hopelessly lost and provide a meal for a bear:

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But, as I say, I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’ve learned to read the signs you find along the trail. Some of these are hard to notice, but for the trained woodsman it isn’t difficult and learning to read them will keep you from getting lost. Here’s an example of the sort of obscure things the novice might fail to notice when hiking in the wilderness:

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OK…I’m tired and I’ve had some beer. Sorry.

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