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by RobFromRedland
October 14th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mitchell
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Mount Mitchell

This is the one down near Ripplebrook. 4635 is the main access to the Rimrock TH mentioned in the FG. https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Rimrock_Trailhead There's another TH over on the Cottonwood Meadows side, right? That would be correct - off the 5830 Road, about two miles past the Shellro...
by RobFromRedland
October 10th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS accuracy experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: GPS accuracy experiences

I always use the GPS Track Editor to clean up the "jitter" from my phone. When sitting or moving slowly there are lots of subtle variations in the track which exaggerate the distance. GPS Track Editor does a pretty good job of smoothing those out. (at least in my experience). http://www.gpstrackedit...
by RobFromRedland
September 25th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: How bad is Road 4610?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: How bad is Road 4610?

The beginning of the road (the first few miles) are pretty good - it goes to an OHV area, but after that it gets progressively worse. There are a few spots that have gotten worse each winter (runoff washouts). You can almost assuredly get there in an outback, but I wouldn't go that far in an Acura a...
by RobFromRedland
September 14th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1491

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: 1491

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: 903

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: 903

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: 483

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: 141
Views: 19380

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: 334

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 ...