Most of the bark removed.
This morning I oiled the stick and added a strap and other embellishments.
Another view. I mentioned in that October 12, 2012 blog post that this would most likely be the last walking stick I ever make and as long as it took me to finally make it, I'm sure that will be the case!
The hiking medallion is from Seven Falls in Colorado Springs, CO, a very meaningful hike for me.
I haven't decided whether to put it on my Rowan stick - would two on the same stick look okay? Or maybe I will save it just in case I do decide to make another walking stick someday now that I'm in the mood again. Hmm, there's a willow tree down by the pond with some dead branches in it.....