Posted on 08/30/2014

Photo taken on July 26, 2014

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The Great Forests of Haida Land, 1976, page 6

The Great Forests of Haida Land, 1976, page 6
The pond of the wild geese.

(This is a series of kodachrome slides taken on a backpack trip in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, 40 years ago.)

After a couple of days of hard backpacking through trailess rain forest, we climbed the ridge that was the backbone of the island and looked west at the Pacific Ocean.

This high country had another surprise for us Californians as we went up the main ridge. All the way to the top we encountered muskeg, swamp-stunted trees, small ponds, wet grassy swales. Terrain that we supposed should be at the bottom, not the top.

There was evidence of wild geese near the ponds on the ridgetop where we camped. During a heavy rainstorm, we heard a flock of Canada Geese arrive, making a huge amount of noise, I suppose to keep track of each other in the storm. If they fly in that kind of weather, no wonder they have to be such big, strong noisy birds.

To see other pages of this photo story, check out my album "The Great Trees of Haida Land" .

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Wonderful shot, Laurie. What great memories a photo like this must bring back.

Hope you were not affected by the wildfires.
4 years ago.

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