Stillaguamish Pow Wow - Festival of the River
Stalking the wild oyster. Hama Hama, Hood Canal, Washington.
One of the more interesting items found on the Skokomish Indian Reservation in Washington State are creatively named and festively painted firework stands.
Open a few weeks each summer, these thrown-together coops will experience a lucrative trade of eager pyromaniacs, standing three -deep, late into the evening for a chance to acquire the sort of munitions normally reserved for trained professionals or lunatic zealots.
Thumb Crackers, Bone Thumpers, Ear Splitters, and Widow Makers…if it’s frowned upon by your municipality, you can find it on the Res.
Mount Whitney sunset, approach to Whitney Portal
The Mt. Whitney area is a tinderbox, exhausted fire crews everywhere.
More rumor than road…
Hiking along a trail at 10,000 feet in the Sierra Nevadas, I wandered down a game trail for a photograph and soon found myself maneuvering through loose skree. In a covered spot, under some old junipers a mound of dried powder caught my attention. It appeared to be a fire but without any left-over coals or remnants of wood, only ash. Lying slightly below the surface I excavated a metal tag identifying the ash as ‘cremains’. The LA County Crematorium is a facility for the indigent and unclaimed.