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By: gemini (offline) on Friday, April 05 2013 @ 05:34 PM EDT (Read 2415 times)  
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Chehalis Flats and Harrison River Region Trip Description and Images


We invite people to post trip descriptions and any great images to the Chehalis Flats and Harrison River Region in this thread.

Please post questions and any discussion about the region in The Chehalis Flats Preserve Discussion Thread.


This forum is for public participation. We would also provide on this site the opportunity to create more "Sub-Threads" for more specific questions etc. related to the Chehalis Flats -- Harrison River area.



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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 08:39 PM EDT  
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Yesterday a group of nine of us trekked out from Eagle Pt. Community Park to the Chehalis Flats Tower a mile away over the sand bars, water channels and deep mud. The purpose was to reinstall the Hancock Wildlife Foundation cameras on the tower we erected for that purpose back in 2009.

I am happy to say that I did not fall in the river this year but, just in case, Lynda loaned me her waterproof camera to take with me this time. There were a couple of times I thought would fall down in the deep mud. I am still trying to get my boots cleaned today. They were only waterproof to my ankles so I learned not to wear them out there in the future.

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Heading out to the tower from Eagle Point Community Park
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This is the view looking back at Eagle Point.
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Here's Chris, Gillian (visiting from Toronto) and Christian heading out to the tower.
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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 08:43 PM EDT  
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Larry, Kelvin and Percy were part of the crew that lugged the extremely heavy fuel cell and the four containers of methanol out to the tower. They had to make two trips across the mud and water, which was deeper in some areas than others. Poor guys got so hot from all the exertion. It was far from a hot day out there but they really worked up a sweat.

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Here's a look at the mud but you'd have to try to walk in it to see what I mean.
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One of the two fire pits out by the tower that were built years ago by the Natives.
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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 08:48 PM EDT  
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Here's David videoing the event.

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Larry atop the tower.
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David looking down at us.
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So that's the extent of my pics. I know that Christian, Gillian and I think Larry also took pictures so hope they will also post their pictures here.


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By: Christian (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 10:27 PM EDT  
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At 10am I joined David Hancock and his team (Karen, Ken, Calvin, Percy and Larry) who volunteered to install the two cameras on the Chehalis Flats. Gillian, an eagle lover from Toronto, also joined.
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The cameras are marvelous because it gives everyone the opportunity to closely watch hundreds of eagles live via Internet in a non-intrusive way, all at no cost to the viewer. However to be able to do this takes a lot of effort.
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Although the flats are now dry, one has to walk through deep mud which is hard work, especially to keep ones balance. It was necessary to transport the fuel with a wheelbarrow due to the weight of the methanol and the poor guys had to go twice to fetch the rest of the fuel. The installation took most of the day. Of course it is tremendously beautiful out there, and we had a lot of fun. This marvelous eagle paradise is one of the few that exist and it is so important to respect the eagles for the weeks they reside on the Chehalis flats.
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By: Christian (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 10:51 PM EDT  
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Here some of the wonderful eagles on the Flats with us
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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 11:03 PM EDT  
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Karen & Christian, Thank you for the wonderful photos of your tough day.

Karen, the firepit is fascinating; glad you took a pic. of it. Also, glad you didn't repeat
your spill like last year.

Christian, I especially love that juvie...so pretty and great "pose".


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By: urban Eagle (offline) on Tuesday, October 22 2013 @ 04:03 PM EDT  
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I was a little to busy to take very many pix but got a few
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