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by drm
August 9th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Big Huckleberry Mountain from Grassy Knoll TH on August 5, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Big Huckleberry Mountain from Grassy Knoll TH on August 5, 2018

A liter and an apple is usually all I ever take. But if it's a hot day, I will choose a hike with a reliable water supply to get more. Quite often I choose such a hike and carry no water. If there are frequent water sources, I just drink when they are handy. If you carry lots of water on a hot day, ...
by drm
August 7th, 2018, 7:57 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Bear canister rental for mount margaret backcountry
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Bear canister rental for mount margaret backcountry

Well, a canister also serves as an adequate stool for sitting on if you don't like sitting on the ground. I own a canister but wouldn't bother taking it to Mt Margaret back country.
by drm
August 6th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Crater / Jcn and Bear Lakes
Replies: 2
Views: 362

East Crater / Jcn and Bear Lakes

I have wanted to see the East Crater trail and Junction Lake to see what damage there was from the fire last year. Sunday was the day and I decided not to spend the night given the reputation for mosquitoes, but there were very few. I had lunch next to Jcn Lake with no DEET and got maybe two bites. ...
by drm
August 6th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Perseid 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Perseid 2018

It's that time of year again! And this year it coincides with the new moon, so perfect viewing. Next Saturday and Sunday nights. Unfortunately the forecast says it might be cloudy. :cry: But you can always head a bit farther east. Also: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus are all up too, in a row. Does...
by drm
August 6th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Huckleberries
Replies: 15
Views: 477

Re: Huckleberries

Berries have been out for weeks. I saw a bunch on Quartz Ck in early July and a few at Soda Peaks Lake last week. Pickers were out yesterday off the road just above Forlorn Lakes. As always, very location dependent. But with the heat we've had this summer, I think they are early in many places.
by drm
August 6th, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Indian Heaven Wilderness Mosquitos
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Indian Heaven Wilderness Mosquitos

I was just up at Junction and Bear lakes, and mosquitoes were minimal. I didn't use any DEET and got maybe a couple of bites sitting out having lunch. But I did not spend the night and they are probably worse in the evening. Nonetheless there were far fewer than is typical for August on my trip. But...
by drm
August 4th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wallowa River, West Fork ford
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Wallowa River, West Fork ford

I did it once earlier in the summer and it was challenging, but you shouldn't have that problem. But the Wallowas are subject to thunderstorms and it could be an issue for a few hours if an intense one hits in the basin above.
by drm
August 4th, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Site not remembering me
Replies: 29
Views: 439

Re: Site not remembering me

Happens to me every time I post for the first time that session. Sometimes if I post a second time soon after it might not happen. But it happens without fail the first time I log in and want to post. Http for me, and it never happens for editing an existing post of mine.
by drm
August 4th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July

It has something to do with resonance frequencies of your car and if you go faster on the washboarding, the frequency of input increases, maybe above a resonance Another thing is, if you go faster it can make the washboarding worse. On the gravel road along the Deschutes below Sherars bridge, for e...
by drm
August 1st, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Jefferson Park via Park Ridge
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Jefferson Park via Park Ridge

It's important to remember that the little beasties do seem to have a tiny little mind of their own. Reports from others are helpful, but experiences with bugs can vary a lot day-to-day, sometimes for obvious reasons like the weather, sometimes for no apparent reason at all. You can improve your odd...