Scout 2 Mount Garfield Area

African Carry

On our second patrol, Thump and I practiced the African Carry method as well as the Bail Out Bag weight carry method I have been working on. As always there have been lessons learned and ideas created. Generally I do not like to have my rifle slung on my body in any way. At awkward […]

Scout 1 Mount Garfield Area

An old blaze line recently re-painted red

On this my first patrol with Thump, the stainless steel Sako Kodiak in .375 Holland and Holland Magnum, I explored a short gated logging road in the National Forest where I often walk for exercise. In addition I did some bushwhacking just off the road, discovering new-to-me areas with the usual unexpected adventures. Conditions: Overcast […]

Sako 375 Kodiak Thump

Sako .375 H&H Kodiak box

Thump and I Meet Thump arrived today, I picked him up at my local FFL holder (Federal FireArm License), Corey’s Sport Shop in Littleton NH.  The rifle was purchased from EuroOptic along with a spare magazine. Thump is a Sako Kodiak .375 Holland and Holland Magnum stainless steel bolt action rifle made in Finland.  I’ve […]

Middle Moriah Mountain Scout 2

Tactical Fungi

Today on a more ambitious scout I climbed two mountains. The first Mount Evans (elevation 1443 feet) and the second an Unnamed Peak (elevation 2572 Feet) both to the north of Middle Moriah Mountain (elevation 3755 feet) in the Carter-Moriah Mountain Range. The last day of Spring, it was a cool and windy slog through […]

Mount Surprise Scout 4

bear cub track

On this Scout I decided to climb the northwestern flank of Mount Surprise to an undetermined point and then cross over the western side of the mountain. From here I would cut across the well-maintained Carter-Moriah hiking trail on my way downhill into the Peabody River valley and thence back to my truck. As always, […]