Perkins (Morris) Cedar Grove

  I think I've mentioned before that there are a number of cedar groves, stands of old-growth Western Red Cedar, nearby. I've already posted about the Hobo Cedar Grove out near Clarkia and Grandfather Mountains. Several times I've been to the Giant Cedar out near Elk River. On our way into Idaho when I moved out here, Erin and I…

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Oregon Butte: The Successful Failure

View Oregon Butte - 5/26-27/2012 in a larger map Things don't always go according to plan. Along the journey, you discover new interests or find obstacles that end up providing you with a totally different experience than originally expected. This lesson was hard hit this weekend as we attempted a backpacking trip in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. The…

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A Tale of Two Hikes

I was left home alone this weekend. Erin had gone down to Boise and Ontario, OR for a regional meeting of one of the support groups she attends. She was also taking Lana down to Boise to be transported to her new home with a trainer in Wyoming. So while she was gone for three days, I was in charge…

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Asotin Creek… sort of.

The photo above was taken in February of 2010, my first visit to Asotin Creek. I've been back a couple of times as it is usually a reliable winter hike that is free of snow. I had never gone down in the spring when everything is green, and certainly not in the summer when temperatures can reach the 100 degree…

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The Last One

Since last week, we had been down to three puppies. Three is much more manageable than seven, but still a crowd. In fact, having two out at a time was still a handful. Tuesday, I made up posters advertising the rest of the pups, and in less than 24 hours, we had two more sold. This left us with one…

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Another conference, how about that?

Somehow, I managed to go to two conferences in one semester. Tomorrow, I'll be heading to Port Townsend, WA along with several other members of the department for the bi-annual Evo-WIBO conference. This is a small, regional conference for evolutionary biologists in the Pacific Northwest. There are only going to be around 200 or so people attending (compared to the…

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Puppies for Sale

The puppies are now over 8 weeks old and oh so cute. As you can imagine, seven growing pups indoors can create quite a mess that is hard to keep on top of. On top of that, any time you step into their room, they all mob you for attention. So, as spring weather has descended upon the Palouse, we…

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LaTeX

  [latex size=1]p' = \frac{w_{AA}p^2 + w_{Aa}pq}{w_{AA}p^2 + w_{Aa}pq + w_{aa}q^2}[/latex]  This semester, one of my classes has required me to turn in all of my assignments in LaTeX. LaTeX (la-tek) is built on TeX, a typesetting language meant to produce beautiful documents reminiscent of the days when papers were printed from engraved plates. Typesetting was an art that got…

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