Archive for September, 2009

snow

September 30, 2009

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After the last days of heavy sun, we were very surprised to find ourselfes surrounded by snow, when we got out of the tent this morning. So we packed our stuff and headed south …

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Wildlife

September 29, 2009

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Entrance

September 28, 2009

katze

At least we decided to first head north to Yellowstone, before we would explore the south. But as we arrived at the park, a fire blocked the entrance to one side of the park and the other side was closed because of construction. So we went in to see the things we were able to …

ORGANISMUS 5_032

September 27, 2009

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ORGANISMUS 5_031

September 27, 2009

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Suitcase findings

September 27, 2009

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Waiting for the Greyhound

September 25, 2009

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Meeting Greg Whipple

September 24, 2009

Greg

Though I couldn`t manage to find the fruit of the fungus, at least I was able to meet the finder of the fungus! Greg Whipple, a now retired US Forest Silviculturist got aware of the huge Armillaria organism in the Malheur Forest, back in the 1990´s.

The natives …

September 24, 2009

canyoncity

It´s sad. The american history is starting in most parts with the settlement of the white people. But in the Grant County museum I found this photo.

Back in the heat

September 23, 2009

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… and now it´s too hot!!! Petra and I flew into Portland and than took the Greyhound to Baker City, where we got a rental car. Back to the home of the fungus. Actualy this should be the perfect time to find the fruit of the Armillaria, but since Nikolaus and I had left, there was not a single drop of rain. I will not be able to find any – bad luck.