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Maybe I'm being a little too hard on my roommate. Despite our differences, she's actually a nice, sociable person. I think she's introverted like I am, too.

It's going to be crazy hot here next week, but it'll be a bit hotter in the town where I used to work, which is weird because I'm further south now in a drier place. But I'm higher in seal level, so maybe that has something to do with it. The other day I was working at 7000 feet.

I did some survey by myself for the first time ever. I don't know how many acres it was, but in total it probably took about six hours. It was difficult because it was on a slope at a ski resort. It was nice to move at my own pace, and because it wasn't in some remote wooded area, and close to a road, it wasn't scary (I have some seen some spooky woods that I would never want to be alone in). The resort has an abandoned chair lift that the owners want to take out and reinstall a new one.


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The ski slope.

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Part of the abandoned ski lift.


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Found the crapper. Two, actually. Since I have no idea how long this part of the resort had been abandoned, I wasn't sure if these would qualify as historic, but I noted them, GPS'd, and took pictures anyway.


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It's hard to tell in this picture because of how somewhat terrible it is, but there were wildflowers everywhere of all sorts of colors. Indian paintbrush and some kind of lupine were very common.

Overall, my transect lines were kind of terrible. I started out fine, and then somehow I would veer back into my previous line and I would get so frustrated. I used my GPS to determine the degrees I needed to travel, and I would still veer, no matter how often I checked my compass. It could simply be human error on my part, since sometimes it's hard to travel in a straight line in certain types of terrain, but I didn't think it would be that hard on a ski slope and through woods that I should not have a problem transecting through. Or it could've been that something was messing with my compass, which happens sometimes. I was told it doesn't matter as long as I was consistent and that my lines were no more than 30 meters apart, buuuuuuuuut I'm pretty sure I did at least one that was 40 meters apart. I'm not sure what my boss will think. o_o
 
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