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by scrambler2
October 30th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Amazing SAR story on NWH
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Amazing SAR story on NWH

I did that part of the PCT on my thru hike in November and experienced very harsh weather. I made sure to camp low each night. Had a couple anxious nights as the snow fell and I all I could think of was getting over the next pass. Did Vista Ridge in a white out and had to feel for the trail with my ...
by scrambler2
September 14th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker believed to be victim of cougar attack
Replies: 39
Views: 3697

Re: Missing hiker believed to be victim of cougar attack

timbernet wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:44 pm
I wonder if the ol' laser pointer trick or a stick with a feather on the end would work in distracting the cougar....


(joking!)
You should ask the "expert" from the wildlife park that someone mentioned upthread. :lol:
by scrambler2
August 15th, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Drinking Stream Water
Replies: 73
Views: 8509

Re: Drinking Stream Water

I've been drinking unfiltered water regularly since my 2012 PCT thru-hike and have not gotten sick. I do filter from lakes and tarns or flowing water that has camping upstream - ex. below Paradise. We just spent 9 days in the Olympics crossing the Bailey Range and I filtered only twice. Once at Hear...
by scrambler2
February 26th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pacific Crest Trail 2017 Thru-Hike
Replies: 34
Views: 4687

Re: Pacific Crest Trail 2017 Thru-Hike

Remember to hike your own hike. Try not to overplan. Enjoy the freedom that life on the trail will give you. Be flexible.
by scrambler2
November 25th, 2016, 12:07 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The Death of Anna Schmidt
Replies: 11
Views: 3612

Re: The Death of Anna Schmidt

Geocachers have used that parking spot for years. We got a warning from the Oregon Highway Patrol that pulling off the left-hand side of a freeway is unlawful and cars parked at that location could be ticketed. I don't know that any such tickets have actually been issued. OK, the parking area is on...
by scrambler2
October 26th, 2016, 8:03 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)
Replies: 36
Views: 8243

Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

retired jerry wrote:The old "trail" was never an official trail
Jerry, it was a signed reroute of the Timberline Trail prior to the 2006 washout. That's why the trail closed signs were in place.
by scrambler2
September 30th, 2016, 1:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: junky little table on the summit
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: junky little table on the summit

I agree 100%.

No need for a cutesy table up there.
by scrambler2
September 29th, 2016, 4:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Is the Loowit Trail doable in 2 days?
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Is the Loowit Trail doable in 2 days?

The Loowit is totally doable in 2 days. Starting at Monitor Ridge is also a great option.

Your 2 concerns would be water sources and the fact its getting darker sooner. Navigating the lava flows can be difficult in the dark.
by scrambler2
August 29th, 2016, 10:26 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Anyone completed Mt. Adams Round-the-Mountain xc section?
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: Anyone completed Mt. Adams Round-the-Mountain xc section

In pretty sure its closed. Anyways, its pretty easy to figure out the trailless section. Sunrise camp below the Mazama Glacier - Klickitat Glacier - cross the Big Muddy - Avalanche Valley.