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by bghiker
February 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Loowit Falls Hike from Windy Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 468

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: 834

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: 3253

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: 3253

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: 343

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: 519

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: 1078

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..
by bghiker
November 5th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams - north side hike 10/12-14/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Adams - north side hike 10/12-14/2018

Other than saying that I am at a loss for words....I am at a loss for words.....
by bghiker
October 31st, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1324

Re: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?

I don't necessarily carry the "ten essentials" but, if on a day hike, I always take what I would need if I had to spend the night. I also always let someone know where I am and an "oh, crap" time when they should report that I am missing to the authorities. I am by no means an ultralight hiker and t...
by bghiker
September 21st, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Battery door? Airplane?
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: Battery door? Airplane?

Based on my years as an aircraft engine mechanic, that does look consistent with airplane construction. My guess would be a small Cessna type plane due to the raised rivet heads and the fact that it says battery on it...most modern military jet aircraft don't have batteries, their power comes from a...