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by adamschneider
January 27th, 2022, 9:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22

Webfoot wrote:
January 27th, 2022, 9:31 am
Do you have coordinates for the location of this sign? By my measure 4.0 miles is in the middle of a BLM section, not at a border.
That pole is at 45.0439807,-121.114627. It's 4.64 miles from Locked Gate.
by adamschneider
January 26th, 2022, 10:07 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Eagle Creek 440 open Jan 2022??
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Eagle Creek 440 open Jan 2022??

There's a post on the PortlandHikers FB group from 4 days ago, so yes, it appears to be open.
by adamschneider
January 23rd, 2022, 4:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22

retired jerry wrote:
January 23rd, 2022, 1:39 pm
BLM brochure ... has official trails on it
I think "official" is a stretch. Some of them are game trails, some aren't there at all. I'm really surprised that they drew so many on their map.
by adamschneider
January 23rd, 2022, 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22

* The locked gate in your first photo is at the bottom of the green road ("Locked Gate Trail") on your map, right? Even though this road crosses a corner of private property, one could follow it all the way up to the crest? Brad was a little too conservative in his drawing of the boundary of the BL...
by adamschneider
January 23rd, 2022, 12:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22

I just double-checked the Criterion Tract boundaries (so I could make sure everything was OK on OpenStreetMap), and you're absolutely correct: that "no trespassing" sign is a full mile further north than it should be. Interestingly, the Locked Gate Day-Use Area (where you left your bike) is Deschute...
by adamschneider
January 22nd, 2022, 9:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

I did Dog Mountain yesterday (1/21/22). There was a fair amount of snow on the trail starting at the lower junction, but I made it to the summit without gaiters, poles, or traction. I took the Augspurger Trail down, and I definitely needed gaiters on the traverse to the north, almost immediately aft...
by adamschneider
January 21st, 2022, 10:36 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain

It's possible that they were a different species. You can browse the possibilities on BugGuide: https://bugguide.net/node/view/258364/bgpage

Or maybe just a paler population, like these in Lane County: https://bugguide.net/node/view/2068805
by adamschneider
January 21st, 2022, 5:50 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain

Well, I just answered my own question, thanks to iNaturalist's ID robots: they're probably "golden snow-fleas" (Hymenaphorura cocklei), a kind of springtail — which are a lot like insects but aren't exactly insects. And these are probably adults, not larvae.
by adamschneider
January 21st, 2022, 5:43 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Floating yellow bugs on Dog Mountain

I went up Dog Mountain today. Near the summit, there were a lot of little bright yellow things on the trail. I thought they might be clumps of pollen, until I looked closer: IMG_4028.jpg They're bugs! Some kind of larvae, by the looks of it. Some were sitting still or crawling a little, but most of ...
by adamschneider
January 10th, 2022, 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catherine Creek 1/9/22
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Catherine Creek 1/9/22

Last year the grass widows started in January and were slapped down by the mid-February ice storm. I thought that was going to be the end of them for 2021, but they came back nicely at the end of the month.