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May 21st, 2011 at 10:00pm
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Out today for a vehicle recovery/sight seeing trip to Muzzle Station.

Took a few pics. I know the likes of Bon etc maybe keen on seeing some of the "old" country yet again.

Clarence River by Muzzle Homestead

Clarence River

Roaring Meg crossing Clarence (in front of the truck! incase of "issues")

Near Quail Flat

Our load of valuables!!

Looking down onto Quail Flat

Looking seawards down Clarence River

Quail Flat

Pretty sure this may have been Bons old residence?

Inside Quail Flat rabbiters hut

Inside Quail Flat rabbiters hut # 2

Quail Flat Cobb Cottage (1860? ish) with Bread oven just in front (built 1920)

A long way out!!

DoC's new $75,000 Wardens Hut

Old Hut beside Wardens Hut

Awesome rock formations - pics dont do it justice

Awesome rock formations - pic dont do justice

Nearer the pass

Nearer the pass

Looking down creek towards Clarence from the Pass

Looking down towards Clarence

Blind Saddle
  

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Reply #1 - May 21st, 2011 at 11:27pm
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f**king Wow... Rabbithunter - Wicked set of photos

Reasonably sure my Uncle would have helped rebuild that cottage...

It's gotta be rough if the tractors got chains!
  

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Would have been a nice trip even without a rifle  Smiley
  

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Kickstart wrote on May 21st, 2011 at 11:27pm:
It's gotta be rough if the tractors got chains!


They maintain the DoC track in winter, so chains essential. Once chains on they stay on!!!

We only seen 2 small goats alive and 100 odd geese on Clarence by Quail Flat. (and one PET goose at Muzzle Homestead) and one wingless goose.. Being un-armed couldn't put out of missery
  

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Reply #4 - May 22nd, 2011 at 3:04am
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Cheers Rabbithunter. Some great photos there. In a life time of hunting and fishing you wouldn't see half of what NZ's got on offer.  Smiley
  

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Cool amazing looking country, hard and barren.
why on earth does doc need a $75,000 hut right next to a perfectly good hut??? Huh
  
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Great photos rabbithunter.Thanks for post.
  
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Thanks for that Is that honey you are bringing out.
  

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For those that dont know, the Muzzle is one of the most remote stations in NZ..

There was a good part of the tv series rivers about it..
  

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Kickstart wrote on May 22nd, 2011 at 9:14am:
For those that dont know, the Muzzle is one of the most remote stations in NZ..

There was a good part of the tv series rivers about it..

bloody good doco series those!
  
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Thanks RH. The hut you suggested I might have used wasn't there in my day,nor were there any roads at all. Just the packtrack over the Kaikouras. And I see new iron buildings at Quail Flat,and pine trees [there were none of those]  The old hut is called Bluff Dump, Nicely painted nowadays. Muzzle Station used to shift their wool in eighty pound bales from the Muzzle by wagon pulled by mules. The route was up the Clarence to Quail Flat , then up the Herron[ now called the Seymour] as far as Bluff Dump. The mules were unharnessed here and had pack saddles put on them.
They were then loaded with two eighty pound bales and driven out over the packtrack to the Kaikoura side. Clarence Reserve station packed their wool out the same way using horse packteams. One day a mule team met a horse team on the track,the mules took the inside running and pushed the horse team over the side. It's still called dead horse gully. Pack team took around seven and a half hours from the homestead out to Quail Flat. I often packed for the station when culling out there as it wasn't always easy to find people who could pack. Of all the places I hunted professionally the Clarence holds fond memories. The weather was so good , it was, back then,  very remote, AND,no trampers,no recreational hunters. All that country to yourself and a mate for the eight month season. Huge block,from the Hossack to the Haycock [Jam] and all the Lake McCrae ,Guide,Dillon country on the Molesworth. I've got photos of the Mule teams and of the huts and camps.Mostly black and white. Enough dribble Smiley
  
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Reply #11 - May 22nd, 2011 at 11:42am
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There was a hut in Blind Saddle but it burnt down, 1959 I think.
The bakers oven at Quail Flat held forty loaves. And DoC have done a wonderful job of restoring Quail Flat,it's a credit to them.
  
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I can only imagine living in such a great error would have been hard but amazing
  

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Great pics and nice to here some history Bon  Cool
  

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The "rabbiters hut" was known as the "warren" and built by Les B and co. about 1973/74 .
The verandah, new bunks, mattresses, and outside sink was all done by me, Al Johnson, and Graeme Chapman in 1991.
Walked,Rode, and flown over all that country in the photos.
Could tell lots of storys about the "Reserve"... etc
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Bon, do you have a box of negatives?  Damn I could spend a day with you over a nice Scotch...

I have access to a crappy but passable negative scanner... if we add someone with memory to the brew I'd love to capture your stories..
  

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We have a scanner at home,[I can sort of work it] It's that bucket brigade thingy for posting photos I have had the trouble with.
  
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Looking at the photo of Quail Flat. The ground in front of the building is now concreted?  It used to be cobble stones. By removing them the renovators have also removed a piece of history.But they would not have realized it.
Opposite Quail Flat,across the Clarence is a hill with a flatish face. The hill is called clockface. I was in the DoC office in Renwick a few years back and noticed a pamphlet about Quail Flat. It explained that clockface got it's name because the cooks used to time the bread baking by the suns shadow moving across the face of the hill.
This is incorrect. Embedded in the cobble stones was the neck of a green bottle. The cooks would insert a stick in this and there were small knicks cut into the stones. in a circle. The shadow from the stick gave them the time. Because the hill was in the background ,it was given the name of clockface.
I told the DoC lady at Renwick this, her look told me what she was thinking. Silly old buggar. Smiley
  
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Cracker photos Rabbithunter, bloody interesting history too Bon.  Cheers.

I love these sort of posts/threads, some of the untold history in these places is fascinating.
  
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Awesome photos mate. Interesting history by the sounds of it. Love that sort of stuff. Cheers rabbithunter and Bon   Cool


Oh...no pics of the vehicle recovery? Sounds interesting  Roll Eyes
  
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Cracker photos Rabbithunter, bloody interesting history too Bon.  Cheers.

I love these sort of posts/threads, some of the untold history in these places is fascinating. 


hat that man said. Cool Smiley
  
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Salmoner wrote on May 24th, 2011 at 7:40pm:
hat that man said. Cool Smiley


I might have taken a few crappy photo's but what Bon and others have added is HISTORY. Which is facinating.

Especially hearing from Bon on previous PM's about how they flew out old tractors in peices to Quail Flat then assembled, so they could plant/harvest carrots for rabbit poison operations.
  

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Hi there, not sure how this thing works, ive never been on it b4, but I live at Muzzle, and noticed that 'Bon' has some pretty awesome stories and if we dont know you already, itd be great to hear some more stories. What years were you on the Muzzle/Bluff and the Reserve? PS Nice photos Rabbithunter!
  
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Bon wrote on May 22nd, 2011 at 11:40am:
Thanks RH. The hut you suggested I might have used wasn't there in my day,nor were there any roads at all. Just the packtrack over the Kaikouras. And I see new iron buildings at Quail Flat,and pine trees [there were none of those]  The old hut is called Bluff Dump, Nicely painted nowadays. Muzzle Station used to shift their wool in eighty pound bales from the Muzzle by wagon pulled by mules. The route was up the Clarence to Quail Flat , then up the Herron[ now called the Seymour] as far as Bluff Dump. The mules were unharnessed here and had pack saddles put on them.
They were then loaded with two eighty pound bales and driven out over the packtrack to the Kaikoura side. Clarence Reserve station packed their wool out the same way using horse packteams. One day a mule team met a horse team on the track,the mules took the inside running and pushed the horse team over the side. It's still called dead horse gully. Pack team took around seven and a half hours from the homestead out to Quail Flat. I often packed for the station when culling out there as it wasn't always easy to find people who could pack. Of all the places I hunted professionally the Clarence holds fond memories. The weather was so good , it was, back then,  very remote, AND,no trampers,no recreational hunters. All that country to yourself and a mate for the eight month season. Huge block,from the Hossack to the Haycock [Jam] and all the Lake McCrae ,Guide,Dillon country on the Molesworth. I've got photos of the Mule teams and of the huts and camps.Mostly black and white. Enough dribble Smiley



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+several thousand. Do it do it do it!

Or at least scan them, email them to me and I'll get them up on the bucket for you.  Smiley
  

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OK Cleaky, pm your e-mail to me.  And, it won't happen overnight,but it will happen Smiley
  
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Bon wrote on May 31st, 2011 at 2:41pm:
OK Cleaky, pm your e-mail to me.  And, it won't happen overnight,but it will happen Smiley


Its been a few nights now!!  Smiley Smiley
  

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Thanks Bon for adding the history into the story.
  
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A huuuge thanks to Bon for sharing these priceless memories with us. Here goes:

















  

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love the pic's with the horse team making the way around pack track.
  

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Heres some of my Clarence Reserve-Quail Flat-Muzzle Station pics from a later era.

Outside main Cookhouse on Quail Flat, me in the doorway, Allen (Alli Thomas) to my side (black hair) seated, he was one of Earnie Thomas's sons that owned (had the lease) of the Clarence Reserve. Next to Alli is Les Battersby the Rabbit Board inspector.
The old clay bread baking oven is in behind the keg behind Kevin Grey on the guitar.



Inside the main cookhouse... me guarding the keg.



Bunkhouse beside the main cookhouse.



Bushy saddle enroute to quail Flat.



Bluff Dump Hut - Heron Stream









Black Creek Hut just up a side crek of the Heron Stream before Quail Flat



Ravine Hut - Muzzle Stn.









Clarence R upstream from Ravine Hut



St Paul Block - Muzzle Stn.



Note the posts in front of the hut, we built the verandah/porch on the front of the hut on this trip (a couple of pics up you can see the finished job ... pics are out of order)
We also built the dunny on a previous trip .... man what a view looking down the clarence that dunny had.



Clarence R.



Muzzle Stream






The Dessert Plateau above the Dart Stream.



Quail Flat taken from a PA38 Tomahawk



Lake McRae


  
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Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
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Bon wrote on Jun 20th, 2011 at 4:54pm:
Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
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[quote author=42797E7C78110 link=1305972002/35#35 date=1308545677]Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
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Yip, sure do, bring em on, they bring back good old memories .... the ones that weren't clouded by the gallons of beer we drank in there Grin
  
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Great thread. Thanks all of you for taking the time to share it.  Cool
  
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More pics of Muzzle please, this is a great thread.
I have been lucky enough to have spent a bit of time in there, it was an amazing contrast to my south westland rain forest upbringing. I have a couple of those spherical pressure stones at my doorstep, they were nearby that porridge style rock face in the heron.
  
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On the airstrip


Carrying live wild pig


From the chopper











Looking for pork


Veiw down the Heron
  
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That's interesting. And it looks like the river has changed course taking out the bottom paddock. Guess a lot can happen in 50+ years.
  
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Great to see all these photos.Is Artie Thomas still around any one please.?
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Reply #45 - Jun 30th, 2011 at 9:10pm
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Wow! Thanks for sharing the old photos 'Bon' awesome pictures, I have never seen a photo of the old Fidget Hut, theres nothing much left there now, i was crawling around there a month or so ago looking for the hut site. The remains are all covered by Briar... but you can still see the piles of stones and the old swim dip. We got a lot of photos off Les and Edna Roberts which we keep in an album. The more recent pictures are great as well, a few familiar faces there!
  
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Also do you really have a picture of the old Ravine hut? And a few years ago when we had a fire we unearthed an old hut/camp site in a place called smokers hole, its not far from the Muzzle/Bluff homestead before the Cow Creek hut which still stands with its old stone chimney. There was an old fireplace with stones and roofing iron and a camp oven etc. It was beside a stand of willows in a gully. No one else can remember anything about it. Anymore stories would be great if you have the time....
  
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Thanks Bon.... i cant write a reply until i have 5 posts....
  
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And this should be number 5.... hopefully now i can message you back!
  
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Anymore stories for Olive people. Shes keen to hear more stories from days gone by.
  

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Wow! glad I stumbled across this. Thanks guys, awesome pics and history  Cool
  
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Reply #52 - Apr 25th, 2012 at 8:29pm
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Wow, I was in there a few weekends back across the Clarence, on the other station that backs onto the muzzle. Awesome place. Luckily we didnt need Roaring Meg to get us across the river  Grin
  

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Recently, looking towards the Clarence from Blind Saddle.





  
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Reply #56 - May 3rd, 2012 at 6:38pm
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Good to see the airstrip is still in good nick (Quail).
Hope to go for a tiki-tour through there one day if it remains open....

Not a part of our great country I know much about, but one that's really interesting.  Cool to get a look into the history here.  Smiley
  
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Are there any wild sheep left in the Clarence reserve?
  
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Reply #58 - May 6th, 2012 at 1:39pm
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Rafting it in Mid January. Top fotos.
  
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Rafting it in Mid January. Top fotos.

Hope you like pushing!!!!  traditionally river is to low for rafting at this time of year.
  
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rick wrote on May 7th, 2012 at 2:00pm:
Rafting it in Mid January. Top fotos.

Hope you like pushing!!!!  traditionally river is to low for rafting at this time of year.


+1 It will be boney in places. A bit of game down there  Wink   
  

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Is that first photo looking north on to Bluff Station?
  
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Red Beard wrote on May 30th, 2012 at 10:00pm:
Is that first photo looking north on to Bluff Station?


Long time since I took it, but think its looking South
  

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DOC have started doing a few guided trips into these places. They round up a few old fellas to tell some stories and the 4wd club provide a ride for those without their own ute. I missed the Quail Flat trip but went up the Leatham last year. Well worth while.
  

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rick wrote on May 7th, 2012 at 2:00pm:
Rafting it in Mid January. Top fotos.

Hope you like pushing!!!!  traditionally river is to low for rafting at this time of year.

The guys from Incept did it recently over Xmas period. Spoke to John Booth shortly before they did the trip. Must chat to him about whether it was too boney. Not worried about the hunting but love that view.
  
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boowacker wrote on May 31st, 2012 at 6:52am:
DOC have started doing a few guided trips into these places. They round up a few old fellas to tell some stories and the 4wd club provide a ride for those without their own ute. I missed the Quail Flat trip but went up the Leatham last year. Well worth while.


How far up the Leatham can you drive Boowacker? There was no roadway  at all in my time there. The Leatham was an alternative route for driving stock to Canterbury in the early days. There was still a stock track cut up the true right to Gordons and over into the Saxton,there were still the remains of a shelter etc on the terraces true right of the Leatham between Barbers and Gordons. The main route from Nelson used the Waihopai route,up the Canterbury spur and over into the Acheron. These routes were used more than the Wairau,especially for sheep,although human traffic used the Wairau route.
  
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A good repeat on Country Calendar now!
  

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Spent Easter at Quail flat, had a ball. Did 200Km in the lowbox so saw some great country. The huts are excellent through out the area.
  

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Some new pics from a couple of days ago when I went over the top with family from Kaikoura.

















  

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nice pics, any animals seen
  

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Brilliant. Maybe next New Year for me.
  
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wazza56 wrote on Dec 31st, 2015 at 8:47pm:
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Was just a day trip with family. 30 degrees, only saw 1 kid goat but wasn't looking too hard.
  

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Thanks  Ex RH. I've been scanning some pics from here and there etc of late,must dig out the Marlborough box and do some more of them.
  
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Sorry and sad after the quake in Culverden. 7.8 wow

Has anyone heard about the Muzzle/Clarence access route.

From going over it previously, it will never open again in its current route?
  

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These were taken before the quake, did the buildings and oven survive?
Photos of Clarence River
Kahutara End

Looking south to Inland Road

Kaikoura Peninsular

Looking north from Blind saddle


Looking north in to Seymour stream





  
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Clarence photos




Dead jet boat




Seymour Hut




Looking up Palmer Stream




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Reply #77 - Nov 24th, 2016 at 8:35am
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Talked to a freind tonight who manages a farm that backs on to the clarence, said the landscape has changed alot and is still moving.Going to be interesting to get up there when everything settles down.
  
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I have heard that the Blind saddle track has been severely damaged
  
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Reply #79 - Nov 24th, 2016 at 10:47am
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The river has apparently changed course in areas with the riverbed having risen 10 metres.
  

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Check out Andrew Spencer Photography; +day 20 has images around Middle Hill, and top bridge.

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Reply #81 - Dec 12th, 2016 at 9:12am
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Hey guys, I've been involved in the response but havent seen much regarding the Muzzle access itself but there is a crazy look if you are familiar with the area..  That landscape is significantly different.

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One of the best books I have read.

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