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Banff National Park border area; Panther River
Alberta, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 51.6183, -115.6024 Map

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Equipment Notes: Stereo=1; Decoded MS Stereo. NPR/NGS RADIO EXPEDITIONS "Y2Y" -DAT #8 [MS -Sennheisers] Monday, September 28, 1998 Ambi 01:17 -01:46 [VG] Locking windows at cabin AC: Locked up, show me the route. KH: We're camped on the Panther River. Now we're headed down the Panther River ..over the park boundary, out of the park, then take the Dog Rib Creek, over Ribbon Flats, cross the Red Deer River to the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch ..... fairly open, not too steep, cross open pastures, probably about six hours, about 20 km, maybe more ..... AC: 10:15 and about 40 degrees. Another great day. 03:46 -05:05 This is Alex Chadwick [gate open ambi] on Day 4, the last day, we've just closed Barrier Cabin, we about to saddle up and head out for a long ride across the Panther River ¬heading into the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, it's a horse ranch owned by Park Service [gate open] One of the important things we've found on this expedition is a daily radio check. Every night at 9:00 and every morning at 7:30. They call into the warden's headquarters here, and the most important thing is a daily weather report. It's going to be clear today, we're going to be dry on the ride 05:19 -05:53 + ambi from standup This is the last day four expedition. My seat is more comfortable than I would have expected after three days in the saddle. My knees hurt a lot. This is what I hadn't expected, Nothing to do but saddle up, got about six more hours of riding ahead of Then this part of the expedition is going to be over..... . 07:00 -problems with tape. Then ride on. Alex tries to talk while riding [ng] [Riding alongside Panther River. Leaving Banff National Park. Forest covered with moss] Ambi riding into river -good but Bert is talking whole time [ng] Ambi -trotting [ng] Crossing river but Bert is talking again [ng] Ambi -walking along -still a lot of Bert talking, then some on mic chats with Karsten. * Ambi -23:26 -25:00 [mic turned around to Alex] Walking along with noisy saddle squeak AC: [on horseback] We're riding across a meadow here through groves of pussy willow on either side, aspen up on the slopes that are changing to yellow, and they're set against a clear blue sky [horse coughing -good] with a spike of green in there [G] + ambi KH: This is another major hunting camp -guide who has hauled biggest elk ... series of American hunters up here. A few years ago, government did something auctioned off permit to hunt later [no] $250,000 to get one big horn sheep. 28:49 A lot of what Y2Y is trying to do is to bring hunting organizations on board as well because we're all interested in the same thing in having long term sustainable populations of wildlife. Something like Y2Y is going to sustain big horn sheep and elk populations as well for hunters. AC: Big horn sheep, how many have we seen? KH: upwards of 50 Park acts as a reserve of wildlife....In this valley don't have a lot of hum a development, but do have pretty intensive hunting pressure for 2-3 months of the year ..... more reo Elk. You can also see here, flagging on the fence by solar panel. ... keep bears out. * 31 :34AC: You told me that when you're walking, you call out to the bears. 31 :38 -Karsten yells out [VG] Everybody has their different bear calls ...... again 32:00 + ambi to 32: 17 -then walk off. ..... not very good ambi because of talking. * Ambi-33:50-34:35 VG walking into, across, and out of stream -very short and good *FX -34:50 -34:54 2 Horse blows on trail -stream on left side *Ambi -34:55 -36:30 quiet walking on trail -fine for under copy -[little tiny bit of mic bumping] *Ambi -38:15 -39:06 Walking on trail with aspens blowing -good windy sound, river on left + more walking through aspens until 40:50 -then walking on, stop/start and more walking, horses + Alex at 43:06 -stopped at hillside on way down to Panther River¬ saw mountain sheep -mayb... (Notes truncated)

Background Species

Horse (caballus) - Equus caballus caballus

Technical Information

Sennheiser MKH 30; Sennheiser MKH 40

Archival Information

16 Aug 2010 by Ben Brotman
16 Aug 2010 by Ben Brotman
16 Aug 2010 by Ben Brotman