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by Plaintiger
June 26th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Middle Santiam Wilderness - 2 day trip
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Middle Santiam Wilderness - 2 day trip

I'm planning a 2 day, 1 night backpacking trip this weekend to donaca lake via the chimney peak trail off FR-2041. Looking for a good day hike on the 2nd day departing from donaca lake. Does anyone know what the hike to chimney peak from the lake is like? Length/elevation gain?. Any good views on a...
by Plaintiger
January 18th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Big Bottom - 5/5/2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re: Big Bottom - 5/5/2015

Does anyone have a GPS coordinate for the big cedars they'd be willing to share privately? I've visited big bottom a number of times and haven't had any luck finding them. Went out there yesterday and explored down a user trail that I believe is the right one, followed some flagging downhill a ways ...
by Plaintiger
January 16th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Truly giant trees of the past
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Re: Truly giant trees of the past

aiwetir wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 12:33 am
Who wants to go chase a possible record silver fir on the Olympic Peninsula with me one day? I gotta figure out how to measure the height
I would love to!
by Plaintiger
January 16th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Historic Largest Spruce in Oregon
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Historic Largest Spruce in Oregon

Hi, has anyone read "Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast" by Robert Van Pelt? If you haven't I highly recommend it if you are fascinated by giant old growth trees! https://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1149932068 There's a description in Van Pelt's book of a "redwood-sized" 24 foot diameter s...
by Plaintiger
May 26th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Truly giant trees of the past
Replies: 11
Views: 1761

Truly giant trees of the past

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and this is a topic that I spend a lot of time thinking about, and is part of what sparked my "geeky obsession" with old growth forests. I've seen some images on the internet and in Van Pelt's Forest Giants of the Pacific Coast of trees that were reportedly bigg...