After nearly a full year of owning my new phone, I finally got a 128gb micro SD card. My phone, a Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 shoots in full 1080p video even while using the front facing camera. Full 4K photos. So, I decided to head into the woods with the intention of making a video for @Strigidae 's April Challenge, a try stick. Something I've done countless times in the past, but having just received a new knife, I figured it would be a great way to get to know it, as well as a good excuse to get into the woods. So off I went. Spent a good few hours cruising the woods, half of that time was spent scouting for a spot to set down and commence videotaping, the other half getting footage. Here's a few photos and videos I took while I was out. Heading up a game trail, going from deciduous to evergreen. Most of the evergreens in this area are massive, and ancient. Widow makers are abundant, and frightening to stand under. It's hard to tell, but this tree is 4' wide, about 250' tall, rotten, and leaning at about a 15 degree angle, straight towards me... Continuing along the game trail, I almost made it all the way back to the main trail when I spotted this. A dead Maple had been upturned during a storm. It hit the ground so hard the entire rotten top of the tree shattered into countless pieces. The logs you can see on the ground here are completely saturated and weigh enough that I was unable to budge them even an inch. Would not want to have been on that trail when this thing came down, let alone one of the massive evergreens... Unfortunately for this young Spruce, it was sideswiped as the Maple came down, taking with it all the branches from the Western side of it. I had considered using these downed logs as an anvil to work my try stick on. Would have been nearly ideal, especially considering the mass amount of fresh Spruce branches I had to work with, however, all the rotten wood, dead leaves, grass etc meant the ground and air was absolutely crawling with insects. Tick haven. I could barely breath without inhaling bugs, even with bug spray on. And with the ground being covered in dead, dry foliage, I decided a smudge fire wouldn't be the best idea, so I moved on. Heading back down the trail, I came across this funky evergreen. Would hate to have to fall this one... A lone Trillum flower, the first Spring Flora I've seen around here A little ways further down the trail, I came across this nice little area. Decided this was the best spot I'd find, and set about making my videos. Try stick video.