Fire On The Dunes

Today was a gloriously beautiful day at the Springs and I felt very lucky to serve the Creator.  Yes, THE CREATOR!  I think I’m becoming a Deist, and you might consider it too, if you had just read Thomas Paine’s The Age Of Reason.  What a tour de force!

The ground water flow meter, aka stream gaging station, has been installed!  I’m assuming it was Hydrogeologist Mike Parsen, from the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, and/or his team that did the work.  It looks very cool.  I don’t know if it is “online” yet, there is no data reported for the Scuppernong River at the USGS Water Watch site yet (thanks to John Hrobar for that link).  We’ll keep an eye on it.

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We had clear skies, and steady winds out of the West; perfect conditions for burning brush piles on the Sand Dunes where the First People once made their campgrounds.  I was glad to have Rich Csavoy’s help and we burned another 44 piles.

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As we get the brush cut, piled and burned, new vistas are opening up.  Here you can see the Scuppernong River and the Marl Pit bridge from the Scenic Overlook.

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And now you can see the Indian Spring from the overlook as well.

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I loaded the gear in my truck, slipped into some dry boots, and made my way back via the newly cleared cutoff trail to enjoy the sunset.

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See you at the Springs!

 

16 thoughts on “Fire On The Dunes

  1. What an eye sore!!! Get that metallic monstrosity out of our Springs! Now! What could they possibly be thinking, Paul?!
    Juuust Kiddin. There is a little more to it than I thought, though. But I like it. I can’t wait for some hard data. This is exciting.

    Great work on the piles today Rich and Paul! Way to Get After It.

    The Age of Reason, huh? That would be nice in The Age of Sceamin. I’ll look into it.

    • Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” on January 1, 1776 and it was widely read contributing greatly to initiate the revolution. If “The Age of Reason” were as widely read today, we would have another revolution.

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