Although last week was extremely hot, a lot of work was completed.
One day, Justin and I completed three stocking surveys. I decided to opt for a tank top and discovered later in the day that I should have put more sunscreen on. The bucket hat protected my face and ears well, but my neck was exposed and became even darker than it already was compared to the rest of my body. The cruising tan lines are coming slowly but surely.
One stocking survey we did contained a tree that looked somewhat like a western hemlock, but was still clearly not. Later we asked Stephen if the trees were redwoods and he confirmed they were.
Lys and I cruised together late in the week. The ground was relatively flat and the trees were moderately uniform making cruising easy.
We completed 31 plots with plenty of time to spare. I had never completed 31 plots before in a day, and especially with time to spare.
I learned quickly that Lys is quite fast, so I kicked my pace up several notches. It felt good to be highly productive. The truck’s AC also felt good coming out of the woods on a 90+ day.