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Team: North
Michael Murphy
Sunday, September 15
Scaler Cabin

Dear America:
Field Report, Day 47


A big mileage 4x4 day, with no walk arounds. We drove, about 85 miles, on the dirt road that runs along side Greys River. We followed the river to its headwaters and the Tri-River Pass. This area splits water for three river systems, the Missouri, Colorado and the Columbia. We continued on to Scaler Cabin, an old Bridger-Teton National Forest ranger cabin that can be rented by the public. Many national forests have similar cabins for rent. The cabin is named for a job in the logging industry. A scaler measures logs for sale.

Just before we got to the cabin Dana spotted a bear feeding on a dead calf. I took several pictures of the large bear as he made his way up the hill. He stopped every once in awhile to look back and glare at us. A bear does not like to be interrupted while eating.

Mark Booth, District Ranger for the Kemmerer District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and John Wytanis, the natural resource manager, met us at the cabin and had dinner with us. They gave a talk after dinner about the Kemmerer District and all of the activities that go on there. They are especially pleased to have a fairly large roadless area centered in the district.

Staying at an historic ranger cabin was great. I would encourage families and others to take advantage of this special program offered by the Forest Service.

for Sunday, September 15
North South Both




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