#15: Year of the Typewriter | December 30, 2017

I went today to the Chanterelle Forest. For Coasters, it is just a short drive up Field Road from Straight Coffee... Went to this forest on my birthday 2 years ago and harvested a bushel of winter chanterelle...Today, I found two pair of elk tracks in the new fallen snow walking in, but it was hard to find the trail, and then 30 paces down the trail I hit the clearcut. The trailhead is basically an island now--full of light and empty of trees. Elphinstone Logging Focus has managed to get an injunction to stop logging for now to more carefully consider how the land is being managed. ELF does tireless work on behalf of these rare low-elevation natural forests that are so precious. Thank you ELF. Here is what I saw...