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by Webfoot
September 13th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood

I think of the NYT and The Guardian as two relatively trustworthy sources that are actually engaging in real journalism, so I thought it was weird that they included both of them. They should have replaced one of those with Fox or CNN or something similarly silly. Maybe they didn't want the graphic...
by Webfoot
September 12th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 829

Re: GPS Beacons?

Here's the thing about the ACR - if it is just a basic PLB, how can you know if it is any better at connecting to GPS than the Garmin? The ACR has a GPS self-test mode that is hard limited to 12 uses per battery. What qualifies as a PASS is not clear to me however; it just flashes a certain sequenc...
by Webfoot
September 10th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 829

Re: GPS Beacons?

RobFromRedland wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Aren't PLBs only good for like 5 years, though? I thought I've read that.
The battery is good for about that long and having it changed can be very expensive, like half the original price. There are cheaper options however.
by Webfoot
September 10th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood

Chip Down wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 7:28 pm
2. I see countless squandered opportunities to enhance public safety. Why are we seeking blatantly illegal safety enhancements?
"Public safety" is is strange beast with concerns driven more by deceptive news than reality. :geek:

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by Webfoot
September 7th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 132
Views: 17410

Re: Happy Birthday!

retired jerry wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 5:16 am
I could write "Hi Chip" on them
You're ten pages late. :lol:
Chip Down wrote:
April 23rd, 2017, 12:55 pm
Be sure to write "hey Chip!" on them.
by Webfoot
August 30th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove from Vista Ridge (Aug 25)
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Elk Cove from Vista Ridge (Aug 25)

Lovely looking place. I wish it were in my reach.

ElementalFX, can I borrow your time machine? (August 15th?) ;)
by Webfoot
August 29th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elliot Glacier Moraine Loop from Cloud Cap TH, Mt Hood
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Elliot Glacier Moraine Loop from Cloud Cap TH, Mt Hood

Really nice photos. I need to get out there.
by Webfoot
August 29th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Desert borderlands 3-27 to 4-12-18
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Desert borderlands 3-27 to 4-12-18

That looks like a really interesting trip! Thanks for posting all those photos.
by Webfoot
August 27th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Wahclella Falls trail reopens
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Wahclella Falls trail reopens

Great news! The barriers were still up on Sunday and I was wondering if this would reopen any time this year.