The Saw Crew Leader’s Last Ride

  • May 11, 2018
  • Posted by Amanda W.

For our final outing together as leaders in learning, we went to the North Fork ranger station of the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho! A quick sampling of our shared experiences: learned how to do Brown transects (named after Ben Brown, one of the stalwart leaders of this hitch), practiced stand exams with some of the Forest Service’s finest, and drove around a lot to look for plots. We played GPS hide and seek, talked to Mr. Dan Bill about how to find bears in the forest (here’s the tip- look on north facing slopes on overcast days OR right before sunset on nice days), and made the PERFECT fire-roasted marshmallow (L-ichaubah has the secret). We also learned how to use a lot of expensive fancy new tools and identified every plant within sight (and a lot of birds too!). A slightly rainy but very very fun hitch to wrap up the hitch portion of our Leadership Development Program!


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