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by RobFromRedland
September 14th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: GPS Beacons?

It is interesting to hear other experiences with inReach. I have the "full" unit (GPS plus communicator) and I have two canned messages that I send on all my day hikes. One says I'm starting the hike and the other says I arrived back at my truck and am headed home. It gets sent to my email, my wifes...
by RobFromRedland
September 10th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: GPS Beacons?

Aren't PLBs only good for like 5 years, though? I thought I've read that.
by RobFromRedland
August 25th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: The case of missing Monon Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: The case of missing Monon Lake

Are there any notable omissions from the BLM OR/WA Carto Basemap for this area? 22000a2b9928.png That map looks pretty good. At first glance, all I see missing are a few trails: the west end of Red Lake, Potato Butte, Lodgepole, Fish Lake and Olallie Butte. Wow - that is amazing - they are missing ...
by RobFromRedland
August 20th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: The case of missing Monon Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: The case of missing Monon Lake

Are they all sourcing ESRI maps? The two you put there are both ESRI sourced. Since Google maps became expensive a lot of people have turned to ESRI and OSM. OSM has the lake, ESRI does not and I know of no way to alert ESRI of errors. It looks like Bing is using the same source. One thing I notice...
by RobFromRedland
August 19th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: a metallic mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: a metallic mystery

Okay, enough of these botanical inquiries, let's look at something anthropogenic. This pic came from Hood, slightly above the head of Heather Canyon, 7600'. A couple of these I've seen before, but not together. At top center, the amorphous copper-colored shards are typical of those seen all over in...
by RobFromRedland
August 18th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 132
Views: 17547

Re: Happy Birthday!

From a distance, saw a loooong white string, attached to something orange. Pretty sure I knew what it was, followed the string the other way, found what I was hoping for. I knew what to expect because I found one in 2014, and from a distance this looked like the same thing. I didn't really want to ...
by RobFromRedland
August 10th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Driving to Breitenbush Lake via Ollalie?
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Driving to Breitenbush Lake via Ollalie?

It has been several years since I drove that stretch, but I wouldn't consider it passable by a passenger car. There a LOT of VERY large rocks in that road. It is one of the worse stretches of road I've driven as well - I'd say it is worse than the dreaded 4.4 miles out to Frazier turnaround (Serene ...
by RobFromRedland
August 7th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 4148

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

Well, that was a depressing article to read!!! :D

It certainly gives a different perspective on all the issues we see in the forests. Thanks for posting it.
by RobFromRedland
July 22nd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snow on Three Sisters Loop trails?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Snow on Three Sisters Loop trails?

I did the loop last week and the outer loop is mostly snow free - when you get above 6000' or so the snow gets deeper, but below that it is pretty sporadic and easy to cross. At Camp Lake there is still pretty significant snow however. Bugs are rather prevalent pretty much everywhere (although we di...
by RobFromRedland
July 20th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Baldy (west portion) - helipad? lookout? wha'?
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Old Baldy (west portion) - helipad? lookout? wha'?

I've not heard of a helipad up there, but in looking at the legends on the old maps, Old Baldy was what was called a "Triangulation Station". I'm guessing that was not a fully staffed lookout, because they also show a "Permanent Lookout Station" (Salmon Butte was one), and a "Triangulation Station a...