November 6&7, 2010
AN AHA MOMENT CONCERNING THE BLOG
The rescue was of the most interest to folks so it ended up on the EARLY POST this week. The events on the LATE POST all took place on Saturday.
OLD RAG CELEBRITY NEWS
Mark Sanford and his son were on the mountain Saturday. The following link has more information:
The next two pictures where taken Saturday morning and will help folks have a sense for the progress of the seasonal changes.
This is a picture of of a tractioned femur splint. Notice the tensioned rope at the bottom of picture. Before the picture was taken there was a responder holding the patient from behind in order to provide back tension. Alternatively one could use another line or webbing to back tension the patient to another immovable object.
At one point we found a puddle covered in ice and we wanted to get a picture. Folks expect that it may be windy and cold on top of Old Rag from now until well into Spring 2011.
A great off-trail view point.
A view of the Saddle Trail, Sunset Walls and the Western Summit.
Slabs that are not impacted by human traffic can develop the most wondrous moss gardens.
This is a picture deep in an Old Rag gully a long ways from any trail.
I use this blog for a lot of purposes:
- A personal photo diary
- A journal for family and friends
- An Old Rag outreach site
- A means to learn about new technology
- A means to exercise my creative side
- And lots of other reasons
I have been struggling with how to post on subjects that awkwardly fit within the focus of the main theme of Old Rag Mountain Patrols. This morning I had an AHA Moment as to how to do that.
I am going to create another blog or blogs with slightly different focus. Old Rag Mountain Ascetic could be an example. Anything that is more philosophical or spiritual in nature will have its writing on that blog. When appropriate I will build cross linkages between the blogs. This way I can keep the writing of the Old Rag Mountain Patrols focused yet still write about other subjects.
Once I thought of this solution it was so perfect and so easy to do I wondered why I was too dim-witted not to have come up with it right away. Oh well that is probably often how it is with Aha moments.
Personal Journal Reminders