Geo in Co

Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by George, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Brushpile

    Brushpile Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,781
    Likes Received:
    765
    Location:
    Fair Grove, MO
    Beautiful country, love the trout steams. The knife you made for me has cleaned many deer.
     
  2. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    Hi Brad, thanks, the knife is going back into production soon.

    Tank was shooting the rapids again yesterday.

    DSC09437 (1200 x 900).jpg

    We hit the river above the reservoir up to my make it or break it hole but I'm not much of a nymph fisherman and Tank was getting cold in the shade

    DSC09441 (1200 x 900).jpg

    so back down we went.

    DSC09443 (1200 x 900).jpg

    for some more river adventure.



    G
     
  3. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    I didn't go back Wednesday and someone stole the rest of my log.

    DSC09454 (1200 x 900).jpg

    DSC09456 (1200 x 900).jpg

    Yesterday I was out kicking the tires on some other logs. No easy access to this one.

    DSC09451 (1200 x 900).jpg

    I found this one close enough and with vehicle access.

    DSC09459 (1200 x 900).jpg

    Last year's cutters ran into punk in the trunk and quit.

    DSC09462 (1200 x 900).jpg

    But punk can be spotty so I'm heading back this morning with the saw.

    DSC09460 (1200 x 900).jpg

    G
     
  4. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    195
    Location:
    NE MO / Central IN
    I never thought pine would be worth much for firewood. Is it all you can get, or is it better than I thought it would be?
     
    cutman likes this.
  5. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    Better I assume Rob, btu's/cord, weight of a dry cord; red/white oak 24, 3757lb; ponderosa pine 21.7, 2520lb; black cherry 19.5, 2880lb. Ponderosa gives more btu's with less weight than black cherry. I burned 3.5 cords of white spruce last winter which gives less btu's.

    DSC09465 (1200 x 900).jpg

    While numbnuttin around with the first two pieces up into the truck I pinched my thumb

    DSC09470 (1200 x 900).jpg

    and it was bleeding like a stuck pig when I pulled it out of the glove.

    DSC09468 (1200 x 900).jpg

    After a few minutes, a few pictures, and perhaps a few choice words, I determined that I was going to live.

    DSC09471 (1200 x 900).jpg

    No one stole my log over night.

    DSC09473 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09484 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09485 (1200 x 900).jpg

    One more load tomorrow and I'll have a chubby 4 cords for next winter.

    DSC09490 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09492 (1200 x 900).jpg

    G
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
    Mennoniteman and Triple C like this.
  6. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    871
    Location:
    South Carolina USDA Zone 8/9
    We stay away from pine in the South because it’s awful for chimneys. It produces way too much creosote. Does that happen with Western pine as well?
     
  7. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    195
    Location:
    NE MO / Central IN
    George, one of my best friends has sold out and bought a place in Salida.
     
  8. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    The USDA puts the btu's/cord of Ponderosa pine at 17.1

    My flue cap will get blocked up with a build up of light ash that I clean out in the off season. I cleaned the cap and chimney pipe midseason this past winter. I'm not sure if this would be considered creosote. The wood that I'm cutting is dry, clean, and not sappy.

    That's a bummer when your best friends leave you. My friends that I left behind in Michigan were never too interested to come out and visit me in Iowa but that changed when I moved to Colorado.

    G
     
    KDdid likes this.
  9. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  10. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    Taking time to smell the flowers, dogghr.

    DSC09521 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09352 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09527 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09529 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09534 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09535 (1200 x 900).jpg

    G
     
    dogghr likes this.
  11. Gator

    Gator Active Member

    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    180
    Location:
    Virginia
  12. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    By sun and by hand. My neighbor wants to know why I'm not using the log splitter?


    DSC09541 (1200 x 900).jpg


    DSC09540 (1200 x 900).jpg

    G
     
    dogghr likes this.
  13. Gator

    Gator Active Member

    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    180
    Location:
    Virginia
    Beast mode!
     
  14. G3 Ranch

    G3 Ranch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    361
    Location:
    NE Ok
    I'd be hitting the Advil after that!
     
  15. dogghr

    dogghr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,721
    Likes Received:
    1,280
    Location:
    Monroe County, WV
    Thanks G, I can smell those wildflowers. But I bet Tank prob ate them. Lol
    And as for splitting wood , log splitters are for ....well we know.
    Loved the mountain view. I was looking at some pics from ride out there few years ago and a small Mexican restaurant not far from you we stopped. I was wondering if it was still there. Was a great breakfast on a cold morning. Keep up the stuff.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    I'm in the process of reconsidering the gas powered splitter if the sun doesn't work.

    Me too, my day ended with 3 live rounds after an hour and a half of training and my smashed thumb is not responding well to my activity level. I took two swings of the sledge Tuesday morning before deciding to go fishing instead.

    I was lucky to get the purple lily shot, Tank was eating them faster than the shutter release on the camera.

    The thermometer said that the water was 54 degrees.

    DSC09543 (1200 x 900).jpg

    DSC09547 (1200 x 900).jpg

    I put a couple of browns in the frying pan and lost a couple of big ones under the rocks. I was weighting the line down with a big brown stone fly nymph that seemed to work well as an attractor and hooking them on a hares ear dropper.

    DSC09549 (1200 x 900).jpg

    What a fishing buddy, Tank is, except he doesn't tie flies like Dan. Hank navigated the waters out of necessity and he was usually off somewhere chasing after squirrels, cows, or prairie dogs. Tank just loves the water and he is always near by.

    DSC09566 (1200 x 900).jpg

    DSC09544 (1200 x 900).jpg

    DSC09555 (1200 x 900).jpg

    G
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
    Native Hunter, Chainsaw and Gator like this.
  17. Brushpile

    Brushpile Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,781
    Likes Received:
    765
    Location:
    Fair Grove, MO
    Love the pics, that's very pretty country. There are bigger trout not far away!
     
  18. cutman

    cutman Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    871
    Location:
    South Carolina USDA Zone 8/9
  19. George

    George Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
    Thanks Brad, there are lunker browns in this stretch of Williams Creek this time of year. They migrate up out of the Piedra for the warmer water flowing off of the surface of Williams Reservoir.

    Right on cutman, I have a 4 1/2 lb Truper rapid splitting maul of similar design.

    G
     
  20. lakngulf

    lakngulf Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,563
    Likes Received:
    1,137
    Location:
    Lake Martin, Al, (8a)
    Beautiful country G. Enjoy your photos much. Get that slpitter
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. JDryden,
  2. rusty1034,
  3. George,
  4. Elkaddict,
  5. snowracerh,
  6. JohnL48,
  7. Kabic
Total: 89 (members: 9, guests: 44, robots: 36)
(moderators are listed in blue)