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by RobFromRedland
February 10th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: perfect hiking temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: perfect hiking temperature

I'd agree with the 50ish comment. Anything colder and I will probably have to wear gloves and/or a hat (at least part of the time). In the 50's once you get going it is cool enough to keep you from sweating much, but not so cold you need to layer up too much.

Interesting question....
by RobFromRedland
February 9th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance
Replies: 29
Views: 631

Re: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance

It also sounded like because she didn't have a paper map and her phone was malfunctioning, she had to remember the map from memory. It could very well be that her memory of the terrain was wrong and contributed to her problems. She is very lucky she survived I think.
by RobFromRedland
January 24th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Where is the rage?

So however did the Douglas Fir get here before clearcutting. I've always found that man does it better than nature argument interesting. I don't think it is "better", I just think it is "faster". Look how the harvest cycles on private land have been reduced over the years. They are harvesting trees...
by RobFromRedland
January 22nd, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

I wish the pricing on their software was a bit more sane. Even a student edition (which would be more than sufficient for me) is like $150/year. Not one time, but once a year. Developer access is like $1500/year or something ridiculous. I got free access to it for 1 year for a free class I did onlin...
by RobFromRedland
January 21st, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

ESRI has a whole open source project - see here: https://esri.github.io/esri-leaflet/examples/switching-basemaps.html I have seen nothing stating there is any cost for any of these maps from ESRI - at least for non profit use. Here are the "terms" from that site: Terms If your app is for public, non...
by RobFromRedland
January 20th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

Isn't Leaflet just a Javascript library? Where are the map tiles going to come from? Leaflet is a javascript library, but there are a LOT of freely available tile servers to choose from. ESRI hosts quite a few options themselves and there are others. Other than the aerial views, the map options are...
by RobFromRedland
January 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Russell Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Russell Lake

I can't imagine you can get anywhere close to the trailhead unless you had a snowmobile. That is over 5000'. If you look at this map (scroll down to Brietenbush Lake), it shows somewhere between 5 and 8' of snow: https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/SierraSnowDepth/?lat=45.54&lon=-121.7 If I'm reading m...
by RobFromRedland
January 6th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Book about trail history?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Book about trail history?

I've never seen a book with this kind of info. The best I've ever found was this document I got when I visited the Forest Service in Sandy: https://www.trailadvocate.org/scans/TrailNotes-HRondthaler-1970.pdf Some trails have more info than others - he talks about "investment records" (which I have y...
by RobFromRedland
January 4th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Icy cotton candy

We saw this up the old Fish Creek road (in the Clackamas area). They seemed to all be coming out of rotting alders We saw quite a few instances of them. I don't ever recall seeing them before, but since they require a very specific set of circumstances, I can understand why. https://photos.smugmug.c...
by RobFromRedland
January 4th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Icy cotton candy

I saw this on a Jan 1 hike LAST year. We did some googling and found the following info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_ice And this BBC article which actually shows a time lapse of it growing: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150727-mystical-hair-ice-riddle-solved Very interesting stuff - I had...