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Our Trip to the Yaak

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  • The Hoster clan up in the Yaak.
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  • The steel obelisk defining the USA-Canadian border after a couple-mile hike through the forest.
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  • The USA-Canada Border gash. Note one of the periodic steel obelisks defining the center of the zone.
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  • One of the steel border obelisks defining the USA-Canada border.
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  • Jon & Carol hiking to the border.
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  • Quite a display of unidentified mushrooms.
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  • Support structures near the Yaak Mtn. Lookout
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  • Jon ascending the Yaak Mtn. Lookout
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  • Karen & Addie up at the Yaak Mtn. Lookout.
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  • Landscape at the No. Fork of the Yaak River
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  • Landscape at the No. Fork of the Yaak River
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  • Tom Oar's Homing Pigeons in their traveling cage in his pickup.
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  • Tom & Carol from a different angle.
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  • Ladybug eating aphids off her plants.
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  • Landscape near the No. Fork of the Yaak River
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  • 4" pine resin accumulation.
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  • Chippy munching on serviceberry fruits.
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  • A Sage Grouse often seen on forest roads.
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  • Pileated Woodpecker dining on the few remaining serviceberry fruits.
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  • The gorgeous aspen throughout the Hoster property.
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  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee.
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  • While on our morning birding circuit around the Hoster property, Sooney captured this lovely landscape.
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  • Golden-crowned Kinglet.
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  • Douglas' Squirrel
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  • Nick & Carol on the Whitefish property.
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  • A wild turkey spotted in Whitefish, MT.
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  • Blue Jays, predominately an eastern bird, are unusual west of the Cascades. This photo was taken in Whitefish, MT.
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  • Sisters and great traveling companions.
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  • Addie, the Hoster's Blue Healer puppy
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  • Addie showing Jon some love.
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  • A Merlin we observed hunting the Hoster pond for dragonflies.
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  • Sooney's lovely photo of the Hoster property. This is the pond where we saw the Merlin diving for dragonflies.
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  • Blue-winged Teal on the Hoster pond.
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  • The Hoster home.