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by Felipe
June 3rd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Devils Kitchen - Mt Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Devils Kitchen - Mt Hood

Thanks for posting the report and sharing all those superb images! It's obvious you have a depth of experience with outdoor photography. Those are some of the best Hood images I've seen in quite awhile. That was an epic trip and certainly required very good fitness and skillset to complete. It made ...
by Felipe
March 1st, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagles @ The Dalles Dam
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Eagles @ The Dalles Dam

Chris, as always, consistently superb. It reminds me when I'm out trekking in the wild places, it's just pretty landscape without the native flora and fauna. I've spoken to you at the Tualatin refuge several times, so I know how many hours you invest in the field for the final product. I've no guess...
by Felipe
September 11th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail in a Day
Replies: 14
Views: 1511

Re: Timberline Trail in a Day

Loved your report! Both the images and narrative were a pleasure to read. Moreover, a big high-five for your accomplishment, especially in one day! Of particular note, I enjoyed your comment on damp shoes and how " the biggest issue is just changing your mindset ." Oh how many times I've discovered ...
by Felipe
January 26th, 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Neahkahnie Mountain - 1/13/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Re: Neahkahnie Mountain - 1/13/18

Superb report with awesome images! It takes time and effort to compose these reports, so many thanks. The last time I was up there was 20 years ago. My first trip up was as a teen many decades ago. Too bad the trail has suffered so many years abuse. Resources for upkeep / repair are slim, if any. Gl...
by Felipe
November 16th, 2017, 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Across the Olympics (and Back), 3: All the Way Up the Elwha
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Across the Olympics (and Back), 3: All the Way Up the El

Robin, post-script here. Regarding those dams. When I lived there, the initial EIS report was submitted for their removals. One of my first reports for a bio. 101 class at Peninsula College was on the potential enhancements removing those dams for anadromous fish runs. The Elwha was considered one o...
by Felipe
November 16th, 2017, 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Across the Olympics (and Back), 3: All the Way Up the Elwha
Replies: 8
Views: 1748

Re: Across the Olympics (and Back), 3: All the Way Up the El

Robin, thanks so much for your time and effort into composing this report! To date, it’s the most comprehensive report with superb images I’ve read here. Indeed, your narrative deserves rewards for superb writing. Personally, it prompted memories of the best years of my life. In 1990, I was a full-t...
by Felipe
August 11th, 2017, 10:44 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: North Face VE24 rain fly
Replies: 0
Views: 830

North Face VE24 rain fly

Hopefully I can summarize this without too many confusing details. I have a 1992 vintage North Face VE24 tent. Last time I used it was 1998. Fortunately, I stored it loose, dry, and in relatively decent temperatures. However, the rainfly had those characteristic conditions suggesting the water proof...
by Felipe
June 23rd, 2017, 6:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cooper Mt. Flowers
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: Cooper Mt. Flowers

By pure coincidence, I ran into Metro's Native Plant Materials Scientist, Marsha Holt-Kingsley, next to the savanna, today. Metro is the managing authority of Cooper Mountain Nature Park, and other sites. She and some of their naturalists / botanists were there today. I took the opportunity to ask a...
by Felipe
June 20th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9x Dog Mountain
Replies: 13
Views: 3222

Re: 9x Dog Mountain

Im glad hearing of others out there "fitness" hiking! Its one of the many great attributes of hiking. While one might hike for the ambiance and connecting with nature, another might hike for fitness goals and endurance conditioning. There's something for everyone out there. I'm much older and slower...
by Felipe
June 16th, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9x Dog Mountain
Replies: 13
Views: 3222

Re: 9x Dog Mountain

That is an awesome uber-achievement! When I lived and worked in Hood River, Dog Mountain and Mt. Defiance were my go-to fitness hikes. My best Dog time parking-to-summit was 57 minutes. I called it fast hiking: strap on a small pack with only water and essentials, and go for it at the fastest non-ru...