Any chance of doing some night collecting Friday night? I finally got a
headlamp and I can't wait to use it. I only collected once at night (w/Dave
Neely), but it was great. All the nocturnal feeders that you don't normally
see much of were out and runnin'. Perfect for madtom fans.
At 05:51 PM 9/3/02 -0500, Irate Mormon wrote:
>OK campers, here's the plan (more or less!):
>It looks like most of us will be arriving Friday afternoon, so we shuld be
able to get an early start Saturday morning, UNLESS
>somebody speaks now and says they can't be there until Saturday, in which
case I need an ETA. If anybody wishes to share their
>cell phone number so latecomers (like Stott) can locate us in the field,
please do so. My wife will probably keep her phone at the
>base camp (601-906-9099 -do you use area codes with cell phones? I'm
clueless, I hate the damn things) so if anybody gets lost on
>the way they can check in from base camp.
>I have an extra tent, plus room in my big tent, if anybody needs shelter
or wishes to economize. Sorry, no extra sleeping bags :-( I
>also have a couple of air pumps. The campsites have electricity so you
can plug right in.
>Now, get out your DeLormes - Map21, please - Saturday we will be sampling
Little Yellow Creek and some of the little streams that
>drain Lake Pickwick. Sunday will be Bear Creek (possible canoe trip if
anybody's up for it - it's a great way to sample out-of-the-way
>spots), Cripple Deer Creek, and Cedar Creek.
>* Note Casper* Cave Spring is NOT a good snorkeling place.
>I haven't been to some of these sites - I am using "secondhand" sites, and
a lot of these roads are poorly marked if at all. I thought
>about buying a GPS for this and future trips, but Nah, maybe next time.
Maybe one of you guys has one? In exchange for some of
>the museum's "secret" honey holes, I offered to bring back some fish for
their exhibits. They want Percina evides particularly, so if
>we catch any I'll expect you to pony up!
>You will want to bring charcoal (instant lite preferrably) and food to
grill, and plates and stuff. Also MOSQUITO REPELLENT. At just
>one hostpital in Jackson we have 12 cases of WNV - this virus is no joke
folks. Also maybe an electric fan - the nights have been
>rather cool lately but hey, why take a chance?
>I think that's all for now - this is gonna be SO much fun!
>Life's a fish and then you fry.
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