2014.05.25 19:00 - Bears in the Woods

    Table of contents
    No headers

    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Korel Laloix: Osiyo
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening !
    Korel Laloix: Not a big crowd today I see.
    Calvino Rabeni: just us
    Korel Laloix: Sometimes that is good.
    Korel Laloix: Been needing some quiet times recently.
    Calvino Rabeni: same, here, sometimes without even me there
    Calvino Rabeni: myself minus me
    Korel Laloix: Trying to get away from yourself is a difficult task for sure.
    Calvino Rabeni: when theres something to be dealt with
    Calvino Rabeni: I like to do it if possible while sleeping
    Korel Laloix: Even when not I think. Trying to look from outside.
    Calvino Rabeni: yes
    Korel Laloix: need to go for a nice long alone camping trip again soon.
    Calvino Rabeni: good season for that
    Calvino Rabeni: my neighbor has started sleeping outdoors
    Korel Laloix: Yes.. will wait till it gets a little hotter.. and i have more time off built up.
    Korel Laloix: Maybe will do the 4th of July weekend.
    Calvino Rabeni: oh, you are at higher elevation?
    Korel Laloix: Not really a high elivation, I just like it obscenely hot... smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: oh :)
    Korel Laloix: Love being able to just go camping an lay there on top of my sleeping bag.
    Calvino Rabeni: i like that if I have a net
    Korel Laloix: Oh yes... I have a mesh tent that I love to use.
    Calvino Rabeni: nice
    Korel Laloix: But it has a waterproof cover for the rain.
    Calvino Rabeni: good combination, mesh tent and rain fly
    Korel Laloix: And made for two, so I can put me and my riding gear in. And it fits in one of my sadlebags.
    Calvino Rabeni: motorcycle, not horse

    Korel Laloix: yes. I have a Buell.
    Calvino Rabeni: with dirt tires?
    Korel Laloix: lol.. no. Not an off road bike. I take until I am at trail head or the like. WHere I usualy go I park it at the ranger station and hike up the mountain.
    Calvino Rabeni: I used to take the bike into the back country alone, but now the idea makes me nervous
    Korel Laloix: Makes me nervous as well... one of the reasons I do it really.
    Calvino Rabeni: Circling around behind Mt Shasta, where there are sand dunes and no one lives there
    Korel Laloix: Face the fear I guess.
    Calvino Rabeni: nods
    Korel Laloix: That suonds lovely.
    Calvino Rabeni: except its too far to walk out
    Korel Laloix: I take my pistol and tazer though.
    Calvino Rabeni: good notion
    Korel Laloix: Just in case of perverts or mountain lions.
    Calvino Rabeni: no bears?
    Calvino Rabeni: you have to be fast, with those lions
    Calvino Rabeni: sneaky
    Korel Laloix: Bears not so much I don't think. Just he lions.
    Calvino Rabeni: one time I was hiking in the mountains and I thought I saw a big brown bear coming through the bushes .. reddish brown
    Calvino Rabeni: and I found myself running off
    Calvino Rabeni: then I decided, no, I was imagining it,
    Calvino Rabeni: it was only cattle in the open range
    Calvino Rabeni: grazing in the brush
    Calvino Rabeni: so I felt better
    Korel Laloix: Nice.. but I think a bear could ruin your day.
    Calvino Rabeni: until years later, I met the ranger
    Calvino Rabeni: the ranger told me "there are no cattle in that area"
    Calvino Rabeni: sometimes stories change later
    Korel Laloix: Nice.. maybe it was lost... or free range bear.. smiles
    Calvino Rabeni: I will never know
    Calvino Rabeni: just that it did not ruin my day
    Calvino Rabeni: and if I return, I might bring one of those big cans of spray, the size of a small fire extinquisher
    Korel Laloix: That is supposed to work.
    Calvino Rabeni: I heard some campers thought it was "bear repellant" so they put it all over, on their tent, and other places
    Korel Laloix: I like the electrical option a bit more though.
    Calvino Rabeni: it probably made the place smell interesting and attractive
    Calvino Rabeni: you have heard it works on bear? I did not know that
    Korel Laloix: There are some that do...
    Korel Laloix: But you have to catch the bear in the right mood evidently.
    Calvino Rabeni: moody creatures
    Korel Laloix: Just like us..
    Calvino Rabeni: nods
    Korel Laloix: So did I talk you into going camping again then?
    Calvino Rabeni: it seems like it :)

    Calvino Rabeni: there is a wedding party next door, and the champagne is doing its work as they start to dance around the fire pit
    Korel Laloix: RL you mean?.. you should go take part.
    Calvino Rabeni: nods, I should return.
    Calvino Rabeni: It sounds rustic, but this is an urban area
    Calvino Rabeni: Two signs of it being Seattle: steady rain, and the ribs were cooked with coffee :)
    Korel Laloix: That sounds lovely.
    Calvino Rabeni: OK then, if you will excuse me .. I go.. good to see you, bye for now
    Korel Laloix: OK.. take care... ciao
    Calvino Rabeni: Be well


    Tag page (Edit tags)
    You must login to post a comment.
    Powered by MindTouch Core