In late May, I had a chance to do a 4-day rafting trip with the BLM down the Eel River, a long stretch of remote river in northern California. The purpose of the trip was to look for archaeological sites and to patrol areas of the BLM which are inaccessible except by river. The BLM land that we got to is extremely difficult to reach. In fact, one long-time BLM employee told us that we were likely the first BLM employees to get to some of these lands!
The trip was a blast, despite cool and damp conditions. We saw eagles, osprey, peregrine falcon, two gray foxes and a bobcat. Not a bad work week!