July 13 (1976, 1985, 1987, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Maps; and Big Rocks

7/13/76 ~ before dawn in canyonland. the moon, just past full, hangs over the ridge, and the high country ridges are sharply silhouetted.

[...] I am ready to go to work and finish my water tank, run my water line down to the building site, and begin building. Although the design hasn't gelled. But there is still plenty of preparatory stuff to do ~ a bunch of small oak trees to cut up into firewood for next winter. I will build a cabin this summer.”

[Russell Towle's journal]

July 13, 1985 the past year has been very interesting and fruitful for me, though not without its problems, some of which have had a rather dreadful character.


Concerned with the loss of access to Smart's Crossing, I took Ed and Tina and Bill Newsom down there to see the damage, the gate, etc. This led to a lawsuit against the property owner, which is still in progress, and seems likely to bear positive results. Ed's firm has been doing it on a pro bono basis, and without them the community would've lost Smart's for sure.”

[Russell Towle's journal]

7/13/87 [...]

The thimbleberries are sweet, raspberry-like, raspberry-colored, not abundant, unfortunately.


Received a letter from Geri Larson, informing me that because the Corral Springs sale is already under contract, no appeal and no stay is possible.”

[Russell Towle's journal]

July 13, 2001
Russ used the software POV-Ray to add shading to a topo map.

The North Fork American River canyon is at left.
(Click to enlarge.)

July 13, 2002
Sugar Pine Point

Sierra Bog Orchid
(Platanthera leucostachys)

July 13, 2004
Hike way-points marked on a topo map of the Green Valley area.
(Click to enlarge.)

July 13, 2006

Russell and Big Rocks.
(Photo by Catherine O'Riley)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gay, Cindy Goldman told me about your Book of
    Days last Spring. I subscribed to Russell's Email for three years and met you briefly at
    Remembering Russell. Thanks for putting this all
    together and saving it.
    Jim Evans, Dutch Flat/Grass Valley