Thursday, July 18, 2019

July 17, 2019

Today we woke up at 7:00 am we made our lunches and left around 9:00 am to meet with Alex G. and we headed to the Klamath Tribes Research Station, Alex talked to us about how the changes around the Klamath reservation are affecting the sucker fish that were a food source to the people of the river, they are also on the endangered species list and a big reason is there are dams that were built along the rivers and lakes that were for draining for agricultural uses and it affects the lakes because of manipulation that messes with the PH levels. The lake water is dirty in general some of the sucker fish make it through the lake and the ones who don’t make it through die and when they die they release high ammonia and it mixes with the PH which is also high so it releases a toxic algae. We went to one of the springs where the sucker fish are able to live because of how good the water quality was and then we came back to camp and cooked beef stew and we also had a visitor come his name was Jeff Mitchell and Jade and her husband and her kid, Jeff he told us about the story of how the sucker fish came to be, they ate dinner with us and they left.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

July 16, 2019

We woke up pretty early it was about 5:00 am took a while getting out of the tent sort of missed breakfast and then we packed up our tent we finished 10 minutes before we left some went to go get the trail camera, some loaded up the truck and camper and then we left Deschutes around 8:00 am…yep it took 3 hours to leave. For about an hour we traveled to Crater Lake we took a hike up to the watchtower except me and Priscilla and the rest of the group went half way on the Rim trail instead of the watchtower some of went back to the watchtower trail some of us were almost there until we had to turn around and some of us made it to the top. We then left for Collier State Park it was where we were camping next. Some of us set up our tents up right away some of us waited until after we took a little hike with Alex along the Williamson River with a brief explanation about the dams and history of the Klamath River.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 10, 2019

We woke up around 6:00 AM packed up camp made lunch and ate breakfast left around 8:30 AM headed to Fire Management were we met with Brad Donahue and Bob Sjolund. Brad is afmo he is in charge of fuels he has projects on and off the reservation was a second generation fire fighter. There is a 20 person hotshot crew out in Alaska right now. Bob is currently a fuels planner so he decides which area needs fueling and for every project there has to be a document for agreement to work on the area. Fire Management heard about the incident in the park and they let us move camp into their fenced in area we were allowed to shower so it was amazing.

July 9, 2019

I just got back from Florida my flight arrived in Portland around 12:00 PM, came home around 6:00 PM, packed and left home for Warm Springs around 9:00 PM, arrived at Warm Springs around 1:00 AM and went to sleep. (I heard it was a crazy day or night)

July 17, 2019

Today we woke up at 7:00 am we made our lunches and left around 9:00 am to meet with Alex G. and we headed to the Klamath Tribes Research ...