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by Webfoot
November 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cloud type from weather forecasts?
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Cloud type from weather forecasts?

Although I try to enjoy all kinds of weather I most enjoy dry days with fluffy cumulus(?) clouds, and days with haze/overcast less, but I often cannot tell which I'll get from weather forecasts as either might be described as 50% sky cover or "mostly cloudy." Is there a way I can tell or make an inf...
by Webfoot
November 14th, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Road to Vista Ridge Trailhead closed
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: Road to Vista Ridge Trailhead closed

The roads were open a month ago. The ditch on old FR-18 (under the power lines, north from PCT) continues to erode so I'd avoid it. (As the FG directions do.) It would be easiest to come from Dee, IMO, rather than Zigzag however.
by Webfoot
November 13th, 2018, 1:14 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: looking for a minimalist day pack
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: looking for a minimalist day pack

What does minimalist mean to you in this context? The Deuter Guide 35+ is tall and narrow and you can remove the hip belt padding, or the entire hip belt, to make it lighter. It is, or at least was some years ago, made from high durability fabrics that should withstand your off-trail use better than...
by Webfoot
November 12th, 2018, 9:27 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?

AdventureMaps makes the single most trustworthy Mt Hood area map I have yet found, and I'm kind of a map nut.
by Webfoot
November 12th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Harvey Road Trailhead
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Harvey Road Trailhead

I placed that pin myself. The location is correct within the error margin of consumer GPS. This is NOT the Douglas / Wildcat Mountain TH. I am not responsible for naming the latter so I shall let someone else address that issue.
by Webfoot
November 8th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

dmthomas49, you must be very consistent in pace for that time without any running, i.e. no making up time on flats (or less steep parts I guess in the case of Dog), making your pace on the steeps even more impressive to me. I'm curious; do you do stair climbing as well?
by Webfoot
November 6th, 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

I thought you were jesting with "Soylent" but apparently that's actually a thing now! A strange sense of humor. :?
by Webfoot
November 6th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

For a little perspective you're all doing really well in my estimation. I have yet to hit 40 and I'm beat after a 4 mile hike. How I wish I could hike like you guys! Enjoy what you've got. :)
by Webfoot
November 2nd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Satellite locators from SAR perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Satellite locators from SAR perspective

timbernet wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 2:53 pm
Advantage of the ACR ResQ PLBs -- penetrate canyons and tree cover better due to the frequency they operate at.
Good to know, and reassuring in my choice of this device. I'm totally fine with one-time-use should it ever be needed.
by Webfoot
October 29th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Satellite locators from SAR perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Satellite locators from SAR perspective

I own an ACR ResQLink which I believe emits directly on the international 406-MHz EPIRB frequency, rather than using a commercial constellation like Iridium or GlobalStar. I would be interested in a professional opinion on the benefit or disadvantage of this compared to SPOT and InReach devices.