Well, hello there

In honor of the traditional end-of-summer Labor Day weekend, I post this video Jim Marsh shot of a pine marten he spotted in the Sierra last year.

I’ve been backpacking in the Sierras for years and I’ve never seen a marten.

“This one was more surprised than I at our close encounter,” Marsh wrote. “I’d spied it coming up the opposite stream bank before it saw me. I just stayed put, aimed and opened the shutter as it came closer. Right place, right time.”

Marsh told me he actually saw three martens in a period of 30 days while he participated in the Artist in the Woods program on the Stanislaus National Forest.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Rules. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or fill out this form.
  • Blog Author

    Alex Breitler

    A native of Benicia, he lives in Stockton with his wife, Ann, who forces him to go backpacking in the Sierra Nevada or Trinity Alps at every opportunity. He has been writing mostly about natural resources since 2003, first in Redding and now in ... Read Full
  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Latest Tweets