This photo does not do the dizzying drop down to the pasture justice. It is a good trek to get up the hill on the muddy, steep terrain. The hike was made harder by the recent rains, the mud caked on boots and slipped under feet.
Climbing uphill while sliding downhill was the case during the steeper inclines.
The paper bags hold seedlings that were strapped to a backpack for the journey uphill. Every bare spot below this site has already been replanted with the 1-2 foot Douglas Fir seedlings.
This year was a very easy planting year. The long, hot, extremely dry summer last year had curtailed all logging on the property. As a result we only had ordered two bags of trees that need to be replanted.
Two bags take two days to plant. Each bag contain 100 trees that were locally sourced. The planting is complete for this year, aside from any transplants that we may dig and transfer on site.