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Say hello to my leetle friend....and a little woods wandering.

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by mykel m, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    He's one of the many chippers hanging around camp this weekend enjoying the wild bird seed I threw out for them.
    Surprisingly(or not) there were a lot of different birds too.;)
    There was even a family of Peregrines(3 total) darting around trying to catch some of the birds,but they wouldn't sit still for pics.:rolleyes:
    I didn't see them get a bird or chipper,but they sure tried & there was a lot of squawkin' going on for awhile there.

    Later on I went for a walk & found this old tree layin' there & was amazed at the rock still stuck in the roots after all these years.:cool:



    Further on in my perambulations I found myself following this deer trail & wondering what was around the bend....

    Don't you love the anticipation of seeing what's just around the bend or over the next rise?
    I sure do.

    Ahhh,a rock formation...a great place to take a break.:thumbup:
    Didn't see any deer up there though.:confused::)

    My main blade for the weekend...the Rule #9,riding in a sheath I made for my SYKCO War Dog.
    Not a perfect fit,but it did the job.

    The rule #9...bigger than a mountain.....

    As I was heading down the hill to camp I ran across this little river of sap running out of a tree root.


    Despite the fire ban a good time was had by all.
  2. fishiker


    Nov 5, 2006
    Great pics ! I never thought of scattering bird seed when camping, does it work most times?
  3. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Oh yeah,the critters love it.
    I see a lot of different species of birds.
    I had to buy a bird ID guide I see so many & the chippers love it too.
  4. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    You sure do have some nice areas to hike and camp in! Thanks for posting.
  5. Daniel Fairly Knives

    Daniel Fairly Knives Full Time Knifemaker Moderator

    Jan 9, 2011
    Nice pics! Great looking knife!

    It looks a lot like here in your photos, cool stuff.

    Nice bracelet! :D
  6. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Nice post Mykel -

    I was just up in Washington and Oregon - I love the pine forests - the smell of the fresh pine is just outstanding.

    Thanks for the pics - your RN9 looks great -


  7. KYenglish


    Nov 26, 2010
    great pics, thanks, looks like a nice time out and the #9 looks fantastic
  8. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    still loving that Rule #9. Between all the pics you and Mack post...i may be in trouble. :eek: :) thanks for the pics myke. glad you had fun.
  9. protourist

    protourist Gruntled Member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    What? You haven't ordered one yet?:eek:
  10. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    ha. touche. :thumbup:
  11. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Looks like a great trip brother. thanks for sharing!
  12. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Yeah,what he said!!!
    It is a damn fine knife & I'm glad I finally came around to it.
  13. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Thanks guys,everyone likes pics right?
  14. cbwoods67

    cbwoods67 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Thanks for sharing.

    I'm still trying to figure out the river of sap on the ground.:confused:
    Could you see it coming out of the root?
    We don't have many pine trees around here.. Maybe that is normal.
  15. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Sorry,not the best pic,when I was up there July 4th weekend it was just a little pool right below the root with drips coming off the root.
    Now it has flowed down the slope a little better than a foot.
    It is partially covered by dirt & needles from,I assume,critters walking by.
    There are deer & elk tracks all over & they follow that trail right through camp sometimes.(not to mention the squirrels & chipmunks scurrying around.)
    The sap flows because of the heat.

    I forgot to mention that the sap doesn't actually flow so you can see it moving,it's a very slow progression over time,like a glacier.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012

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