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by bghiker
February 22nd, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Season for Umpqua River Trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Season for Umpqua River Trail?

Bghiker - why do you prefer it? More services? The shuttle? I get the impression the Umpqua might be a more lush PNW rainforest, while the Rogue, being so hot and dry in the summer, is strangely (to me) more like an east-side Cascade forest, except for the most western sections. I think you hit the...
by bghiker
February 17th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Season for Umpqua River Trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Season for Umpqua River Trail?

The Lemolo and Maidu sections of the trail are 4-5000+ ft so you will most likely have snow there. From Lemolo downstream to Toketee, there will probably be some snow. Lemolo Lake Resort does a lot of winter recreation so some of the trail may be heavily snowshoed. You could call the resort and ask ...
by bghiker
January 15th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for an overnight in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Looking for an overnight in the snow

I've done June Lake a few times in winter. It's a fairly easy hike from Marble Mountain Sno Park. There will be some snowmobiles for the first 1/2 mile until you get off the road but after that, I've not seen another person up there in winter in 3-4 trips. It's been a couple years but I don't rememb...
by bghiker
February 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Loowit Falls Hike from Windy Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Loowit Falls Hike from Windy Ridge

If you want the big crater/lava dome view, you may want to consider Johnston Ridge as a starting point rather than Windy Ridge. Its a longer hike from Johnston Ridge but the views are better. Windy Ridge is closer to the mountain but you can't really see into the crater from there because it is arou...
by bghiker
February 8th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dog Mt. (again) on a wintery day 020619
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Dog Mt. (again) on a wintery day 020619

I quadruple dog dare you...you'll have to send pictures though...cause there's no freaking way I'm doing that mountain 4 times in a day...
by bghiker
February 8th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 30
Views: 4668

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

That's a bummer, Chip....I have only had one pair of Lowa's and so far they have served me well. I know you like to do the off trail hikes and I am usually on trail, but the boots with goretex have always served me well through many seasons of use. Hope you are able to find a pair of boots that serv...
by bghiker
February 5th, 2019, 1:57 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 30
Views: 4668

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

As I said before, I love the salomon GTX shoes, but I have also had Zamberlain and Lowa goretex boots and have never had an issue. I'm sure I don't put as many miles on them as others but the goretex seems to last me several years before leaking and is well worth the initial cost of the boot. I usua...
by bghiker
January 4th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Winter Backpacking: Help Me Get Started
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Winter Backpacking: Help Me Get Started

Hey there- I'm a hammocker too and have winter camped locally during the winter..mostly on Mt St Helens. I have a Hammock Gear 20 degree top and bottom quilt and have found them adequate. I am a warm sleeper though...so take that into account. I think a 20 degree bottom and top quilt are adequate in...
by bghiker
December 25th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
by bghiker
November 13th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: looking for a minimalist day pack
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: looking for a minimalist day pack

I have a Gregory Z30 that I use as my day pack...a little on the heavy side but built like a tank..