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(19 April 2014)  My name is Tim Bondy and the owner of this website.  As of Jan 1st, 2014 we moved to a different domain.  Please head over to the Bondy Blogs Website at  Different address, different system but same type of great articles, photos, stories and information. 

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Mystery! Mystery! Found in Fall Creek Area Mountains

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A vigorous hike up Camp Creek in the Fall Creek area of the Boise Mountains resulted in a few mysteries (to me). I was hoping some of my regular readers could educate me in what I saw during my 1st exploration into this area. You can read about this hike from a previous post at:

Mystery Photo # 1 – Pine Tree Growth?
Idaho pine tree growth
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Photo made at: 43.498420, -115.356093 or just off Camp Creek Trail #177
My Guess: A tree-fort for a very large squirrel or some kind of nest.

Mystery Photo # 2 – Wild Cabbage Plant?
Is this wild Idaho cabbage?
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Photo made at: 43.491598, -115.357795 or about 1.3 miles from Trail # 177 start point.
My Guess: Wildflower of some kind before the flowers emerge?

Got a clue what these things in the 2 photos are? Leave a comment, e-mail me via my Contact Us form or give me a call. I'd really like to know what you think.


Comments (4)
  • Bob Agnew  - Skunk Cabbage


    I think the ground plants are skunk cabbage. Dont know about the nest thing.

  • Tim Bondy the Admin

    Thanks Bob...I was thinking it might be skunk cabbage but it certainly doesn't look like the classic "east coast" skunk cabbage I grew up with. Sure would like to know what the nest thing is too.

  • Dave Koch  - Tree Growth

    Tim, my friend, Roland Harris, Ret. Forest Service, thinks the tree is infected with Mistletoe. Keep having fun in my back yard! Dave 4-5825-11e0-9cc9-001cc4c03286.html

  • Tim Bondy the Admin

    Dave: Thanks for the lead on mistletoe. I may head up there again in a month and see the progress.

    Yes, I will continue having fun in your backyard. The Pine and Featherville area is such a huge area to explore it could be years before I get familiar all of it.

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