Links to various files related to my Forest Service volunteer work:

Besides what I do in the field as a volunteer for the Cle Elum Ranger District, I’ve generated an odd collection of files related to this or that project. Most of these have been linked here or there, usually in places that I forget. Except for something general like ‘somewhere, sometime ago on TAY’. Not that helpful I guess.

I thought it time that I try to collect these links all in one place—and this is it!

In no particular order:

Scatter Creek snow ranger patrol video

A web version of a video that covers a recent 3 day, 2 night wilderness ski patrol up the Scatter Creek drainage, also covering selected portions of the Solomon Creek, North Fork - Fortune Creek, and Silver Creek drainages.

Thanks to Todd Styles, Winter Rec. Manager for the district for giving me permission to post this. The purpose is just to illustrate the logistics that go into an overnight wilderness patrol in winter; to show the process. The video is not the product.  As usual, all errors are mine. 

Here's the link: 65 mb, windows media format (.wmv), high speed internet connection recommended. Mac users can download a plug-in for QuickTime to play .wmv files from the Microsoft website.

http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/FS/ScatterPatrol08.wmv

Scatter Creek overlook as a panorama

Here's a link to a VR partial panorama overlooking Scatter Creek done as part of the above trip.

http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/qtvr/SaddleNW.html
(note: the compass readings are not completely accurate for reasons unclear right now.)
Try zooming all the way in using the shift key; the detail is much sharper than my previous best pans, thanks to my new 12 mp Elph.

The same image with labels is linked on this page:
http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/VRpans/VRpans_files/panlink.html

Stafford Creek snow ranger patrol video, 2007

Todd Stiles, Winter Recreation Manager for the Cle Elum Ranger District also gave me permission to post this little video documenting a Snow Ranger patrol in the Navaho Peak area, including the Falls Creek drainage, done last April. The purpose of the patrol, besides 'education and enforcement' was to document wilderness incursions by snowmobiles as well as post dual use summer/winter wilderness boundary signs.

There have been a number of posts here asking about patrolling the wilderness, if more can be done, why there is not more enforcement, etc. This little movie illustrates what is involved. Getting all the pieces together is more complex than you might think.

http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/pics/StaffordPatrol.wmv  (this is a low resolution version)

8 minutes, ~13 mb, in .wmv format. (For apple users, the MS download area now has a plug in for QuickTime that will allow you to view this format.)

Beverly Creek snow ranger patrol video

A web version of another video covering a wilderness ski patrol via the Beverly Creek drainage including Turnpike and Forth Creek drainages. April 2008.

 
Again thanks to Todd Styles, Winter Rec. Manager for the district for giving me permission to post this. This video shows a bit more of the type of documentation that is done on these patrols.  As usual, all errors are mine. 

Here's the link: 65 mb, windows media format (.wmv), high speed internet connection recommended. Mac users can download a plug-in for QuickTime to play .wmv files from the Microsoft website.

http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/FS/BeverlyPatrol08.wmv

A link to my recent posts on Turns All Year— the backcountry skiing forum for the Pacific Northwest

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?action=profile;u=142;sa=showPosts

 

Most of my more recent thoughts on ski camping are here — for what they are worth.