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by retired jerry
July 22nd, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Hammock Camping in the Eagle Cap Wilderness / Wallowas
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Hammock Camping in the Eagle Cap Wilderness / Wallowas

There are some areas without trees for hammock, like Glacier Lake. Mirror Lake and lakes basin have plenty of trees. My favorite is probably west Lostine to Mirror Lake. Go up to Eagle Cap. You could go over to Glacier Lake. Lots of good places to hike in the Wallowas. Check the field guide - click ...
by retired jerry
July 22nd, 2018, 5:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mountain Goats on top of Mt St Helens!
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Mountain Goats on top of Mt St Helens!

But did they have the proper permits??? The MSI needs their funds :)
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Rainier NP: Longmire to Emerald Ridge
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Mt Rainier NP: Longmire to Emerald Ridge

Nice

No bear going the opposite direction on Tahoma bridge?
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mars brightest in 15 years
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Mars brightest in 15 years

https://www.techtimes.com/articles/230457/20180618/mars-will-appear-brighter-in-the-night-sky-than-it-has-been-in-15-years.htm July 31 Mars will be the brightest it's been in 15 years. Every two years Earth is directly between Mars and the Sun so Mars appears especially bright, called Mars oppositio...
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Substation Fire - The Deschutes
Replies: 13
Views: 98

Re: Substation Fire - The Deschutes

are forest fires getting more frequent than they used to or is it just my imagination?
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Substation Fire - The Deschutes
Replies: 13
Views: 98

Re: Substation Fire - The Deschutes

That's too bad.

It'll be interesting to go check out next winter or whenever they allow people in there.
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Substation Fire - The Deschutes
Replies: 13
Views: 98

Re: Substation Fire - The Deschutes

That's too bad. I have slept in that boxcar before. Same thing happened up river, that boxcar burned up too. That area recovered from that fire fine.
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Heresy at the Big-O: Eagle Creek fire didn't destroy the gorge forever
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Heresy at the Big-O: Eagle Creek fire didn't destroy the gorge forever

The last few years I've walked through recently burned areas on Mt Hood and Three Sisters. They are recovering nicely. This is natural. Take Cairn Basin, one edge is severely burned and it will take years before I'll want to camp there like I have in the past, but there are fine camping spots nearby...
by retired jerry
July 21st, 2018, 5:27 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Broken sign in basket tree site
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Broken sign in basket tree site

Yeah, maybe they should just leave it as is :)
by retired jerry
July 20th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bug report: Timberline Trail Top Spur Trailhead to Cairn Basin area
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Bug report: Timberline Trail Top Spur Trailhead to Cairn Basin area

The coast? The desert? Maybe above Cairn Basin would be better, higher elevation, more windy. Like the trail to McNeil Point has a couple nice campsites. Or the trail up to Barret Spur.

If you go to the mountains bring DEET (or equivalent), long sleeves, head net.