Last night I rode home on the Columbia and Western Rail grade from Grand Forks via Eholt. I had just finished meeting with my new employer. So lucky me I get to work in my profession and I'm so happy about it. I'd applied for several other jobs and I was always getting the interview but not the job. In this final interview, I answered all the questions correctly.
And I want to ride my bicycle on the railroad grade home to stay in shape!
|This sectionman shed pr for an avalanche inspector for the railway. |
It's since been restored and used as a shelter for cyclists and skiers.
|Looking north up the Granby River Valley and North Lynch Creek drainage|
|Once I reach here, it's all downhill!|
I'm reading a good book called Feral: Rewilding the land, the sea and human life by George Monbiot and it's giving me some additional context of the area where we live now, for this place was full of railroads, mining, smelters, logging, and people, especially when the copper (and mineral) rush was on. We see black bears pretty regularly (seen 4 but who is counting?) but I really hope that there are grizzly hiding out where there are no roads. California hasn't seen the rewilding of it's state flag's grizzly bear.
I'll get to meditate on my way home riding my bicycle on this route. Just watch for the black bear.