Wednesday, August 30, 2017

No, really, kids. There are mountains out there.

With visibility less than half a mile yesterday, this was the view the kids got when we went to the infamous Berkeley Pit.


The pit is less than a half mile wide at this point. Oh, and the Ph.....? At this point something less than 1.5. Last fall around 10,000 snow geese landed there on their southward migration. None took off. 

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  1. Are you fabulizing about that?

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    1. What really is weird is that there are living organisms in the water. A pair of Montana Tech profs found microbes living in water that killed geese who just landed on it.

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  3. Mist can really confuse one as to what lies ahead.

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    1. Wish it was mist. It's smoke from the many forest fires up here. Visibility was around a half mile.

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  4. You're almost under it. Well, damn close. I looked at your local news and then at a map of Butte. North by northwest. Take care.

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    1. this morning was next thing to clear, well comparatively. this afternoon the smoke moved back in.

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  5. Sorry to see the fire issues in your beautiful area.
    Are you serious about 10,000 Geese perishing there?

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    1. alas, yes. you can probably google 'geese' and 'berekley pit'. and it ain't the first time.

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  6. Is that the big Superfund site?
    So sad about the geese...

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    1. Yeah Pat, largest urban superfund sight in the states.

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