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by johngo
March 30th, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

Lurch, The ropes I have seen on Munra have been climbing ropes, at least 8mm. As you prolly know, a climbing rope may be "retired" because of damage in one spot, but the rest of the rope may be fine. And you can isolate the damaged part with a butterfly knot, retaining full strength in the rope.
by johngo
March 28th, 2017, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

fixed ropes at Eliot on Mt Hood, except now they put in a trail lots of ropes on the Olympics where the trail exits the beach, like Toleak Point trail yeah, not good to trust nylon that's been out for a while. UV weakens it. okay for a handhold but you have to assume it will break if you put load o...
by johngo
March 24th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful
Replies: 5
Views: 4326

Re: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful

Lurch, Those are excellent points, and it's a good reminder to all - when possible, report your position to 91 using lat/long decimal degree coordinates, which, for the top of Mt. Hood, look like this: 45.3734, -121.6959. For most folks, you are going to have to get these coordinates from a GPS, or ...
by johngo
March 24th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

Adam,

That's a cool map, thanks for the post.
by johngo
March 24th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

Another point of discussion - fixed anchors (generally rock climbing bolts) have been a point of contention USFS wilderness areas. Munra point is not in a wilderness area. Actually Munra Point is indeed inside the Mark Hatfield wilderness. The boundary was expanded in 2009. Munra.jpg http://www.wil...
by johngo
March 23rd, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

Interesting discussion, thanks to all who have posted. The talk of what "class" this section has some attention. Class 4 is defined as climbing fairly equally with hands and feet, in a place where a fall would be fatal. For most folks with average coordination and abilities, this section on Munra wo...
by johngo
March 21st, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3685

Munra Point fixed ropes?

Ropes at the class 4 section at the top of Munra Point have been placed and cut/removed, placed / cut etc. several times over the last few years.

What are your thoughts on this?
by johngo
March 21st, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful
Replies: 5
Views: 4326

Re: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful

forestkeeper, It happened after wilderness transponders / Spot /inreach were invented. But those suckers are expensive and require a $$ annual service contract, so not everyone will choose to carry them. This post was more of a reminder to folks to learn about about UTM coordinates because doing so ...
by johngo
February 7th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: garmin maps
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: garmin maps

switchbacks.com from nwhiker.net is that still as good as anything else? Best I'm aware of, though sadly he quit updating it a couple-few years ago. :( Jerry, If you're looking for some really high-quality base maps for GPS, I really recommend Gaia GPS. It's always been a headache getting quality m...
by johngo
February 6th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: USFS Snow Cover map
Replies: 11
Views: 3348

Re: USFS Snow Cover map

DANG that is cool!!!
Thanks a bunch for posting this, this could be super helpful!