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by adamschneider
June 19th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

You can't measure the Cascades in relation to a perfectly straight north-south line anyway. What really matters is their distance from the plate boundary. And that's kind of interesting because the boundary gets further offshore as it goes north, so the Washington volcanoes are further away from it ...
by adamschneider
June 13th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Fire closure maps: OR, WA, CA
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Fire closure maps: OR, WA, CA

Geez, I didn't even know there'd been a "Thielsen Fire." Looks like the summit trail and the PCT are still open though.

Here's a much more detailed Beachie Creek/Lionshead map that actually shows all of the closed trailheads: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 916196.pdf
by adamschneider
June 13th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 67
Views: 11737

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

drm wrote:
June 13th, 2021, 8:21 am
new Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II boots
Do we know what makes them "Plus II"? I have the normal Newton Ridge boots.
by adamschneider
June 12th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

I've heard it said that St. Helens is the outlier, not Adams.
by adamschneider
June 10th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What/where is "School Canyon"?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: What/where is "School Canyon"?

mattisnotfrench wrote:
June 9th, 2021, 1:31 pm
Looking at this map from the historic overlay on CalTopo, it seems like there was a school down canyon of Ball Point. I'm guessing that's where the name comes from.
That school looks like it's in Tygh Creek's canyon.
by adamschneider
June 10th, 2021, 7:19 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What/where is "School Canyon"?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: What/where is "School Canyon"?

bobcat wrote:
June 9th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Yes, there was a school down in the canyon.
Which canyon, the one I marked?
by adamschneider
June 9th, 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What/where is "School Canyon"?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

What/where is "School Canyon"?

Last week, I hiked a loop on the Little Badger and School Canyon Trails, in the eastern foothills of Mt. Hood. (I started at the School Canyon Trailhead and made it a loop by bushwhacking down to Little Badger Creek almost immediately.) But something is bugging me: why is it called the "School Canyo...
by adamschneider
June 8th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Central Oregon bird call
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Central Oregon bird call

Thanks. Of the ones you posted links to, it definitely sounds closest to Brewer's sparrow.
by adamschneider
June 8th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Central Oregon bird call
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Central Oregon bird call

Anyone recognize this wacky set of sounds? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSgP_wZXrTE It's the sort of mechanical-sounding weirdness that I'd expect from blackbirds or grackles, but this was on top of Lookout Mountain in Ochoco National Forest, which is a high-elevation sagebrush meadow (nearly 700...
by adamschneider
June 7th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Deep Forest Bird Sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Deep Forest Bird Sound?

Now that you mention it, I've seen them in my yard too, but I never hear them in the city. Maybe they come down from the mountains in the winter, and that's not the season for them to be making noise.

Someone on here said they call them "one-note birds," which I've adopted.