On transect

The other day I did three transects for a ranch up Antelope Creek off Big Lost River: one in a flood-irrigated peat meadow, the next in an aerobic subirrigated meadow (pictured, with the bus in the background), and the last one in dry sagebrush. Within one mile, a tremendous contrast of soils.

I built a fire in the stove the next morning, as it was about a degree above freezing at daylight in this mountain valley at 6200 feet.

Today I bought a ratchet strap in Arco and succeeded in tying the bike onto the front of the bus. A big improvement! Now I don't have to step around and over the bike inside the bus, or constantly shift it in and out.