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by BigBear
August 2nd, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas
Replies: 41
Views: 3309

Re: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas

Carper Pass and Glacier Pass - they were two breathtaking vistas.
by BigBear
July 11th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best time of day to hike to third burroughs
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Best time of day to hike to third burroughs

Snow fields might be your bigger problem than photos. The snowfield on the northern approach (Mt. Fremont side) can present quite an issue. The south side approach will tend to be safer. The afternoon is bad because the sun would be behind the mountain. The morning is the best for pictures of the mo...
by BigBear
July 9th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: McNeil Shelter on Borrowed Time :(
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: McNeil Shelter on Borrowed Time :(

It's still outlasted most of the others.

Elk Cove - taken out by avalanche in the 1950s
Gnarl Ridge - hit by lightening in the 1970s or 80s
Paradise Park - tree fall in 1992 or 1993

Cooper Spur and Cairn Basin are the other two survivors.
by BigBear
July 9th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: steep trails

My vote would be for Rudolph Spur. Think of it as Benson Plateau Direct. (I never hiked it because I don't like trails that hit the contour lines head-on.) Others in this category would include: Elevator Shaft Rock of Ages Munra Point Wyeth Trail (the original lookout trail...if there's a switchback...
by BigBear
July 6th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Wind River Hot Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

Re: Wind River Hot Springs

I'm going to look at this from a legal perspective, not an inconvenience perspective. The No Trespassing sign makes the right/wrong behavior rather cut-and-dry. No means no. Not sure why the LEO would only focus on one person when more than one had ignored the posted sign...regardless of how many ti...
by BigBear
July 5th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 87
Views: 11806

Re: Happy Birthday!

I was quite pleased to see one of these colorful balloons this past weekend. Unfortunately, it was too far off the trail to go over and get a better look at it. It brought a smile to my face. Alas, the smile turned to a frown when I noticed that someone had stuffed a poo bag into a gap in a log. I'm...
by BigBear
July 5th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: How "OregonHiker" is this forum?
Replies: 58
Views: 1391

Re: How "OregonHiker" is this forum?

By the courts, you must be referring tot he Circuit Court (Adams v USFS) and the district court (Bark v USFS) which both ruled that it is "unambiguously prohibited" to require permits like the NW Forest Pass for hikers, backpackers and picnickers. It's kinda hard to fine someone when you are breakin...
by BigBear
June 18th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: PCT / Herman Ck open
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: PCT / Herman Ck open

Let the parking wars begin! Actually, since they went to limiting the parking places with threat of fine, tow and imprisonment, parking has not been the problem it used to be. Actually, let me rephrase that: getting back down to the highway after the walk hasn't been the problem it used to be. Shall...
by BigBear
June 15th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Christmas Ornament Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Christmas Ornament Hunt

Okay, I'll respond. I love the idea of ornaments on the trail. I liked the Nesika trail which had ornaments all year long and I hand ornaments on our trees along the sidewalk during those dreary winter months (recommend plastic orbs for those who wish to do the same). I like the idea of finding colo...
by BigBear
May 31st, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Ticks born by the wind?
Replies: 13
Views: 870

Re: Ticks born by the wind?

It's more likely that they were transferred from the ground to your packs when you took them off for lunch or a clothing break or They were on your pack from the previous hike. I once had a tick survive the washing and drying cycle, and it was on my shirt the next weekend before I started my hike. T...