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by smithsummit
September 11th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lamberson Spur, passing of a favorite -- 08/29/21
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Lamberson Spur, passing of a favorite -- 08/29/21

Howdy, My hiking partner and I left the Pollalie trailhead just after 6am on 8/29. Cool morning, no clouds, some fire smoke, great trail conditions for a trip up Lamberson Spur with a return via the Elk Meadows trail. Very similar conditions to 2020's outing . Distance: >= 17 miles (Many chances to ...
by smithsummit
September 10th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Defiance/Starvation Ridge -- 09/09/21
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Mt Defiance/Starvation Ridge -- 09/09/21

Howdy, Taking time off from work this week to hike and meet up with a few people I haven't seen since before COVID. The Mt. Defiance/Starvation ridge loop seemed like a good midweek bet to avoid crowds, take in Gorge views, and work off dessert from the night before. Arriving at the Starvation Ridge...
by smithsummit
July 31st, 2021, 3:52 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: DEET Disaster Cleanup?
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: DEET Disaster Cleanup?

Hey Chip,

Yeah the clerk did let me down, but I have been at this for a while and should have fact checked using my phone. I did follow up with the store's management and suggest they review bug juice choices with their staff.

--Rob
by smithsummit
July 31st, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Lake loop -- 07/24/21
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Goat Lake loop -- 07/24/21

HI, Excited for a trip to the Goat Rocks Wilderness... last Friday night I made the drive up to the Berry Patch TH after eating more than I should have at a BBQ. Pulling into the trailhead parking area I noticed a few things: At least a couple of dozen cars parked A handful of behemoth vehicles I th...
by smithsummit
July 25th, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: DEET Disaster Cleanup?
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: DEET Disaster Cleanup?

Thanks for the responses. The alcohol soaked rag helped quite a bit. Think I'll try a trough with water and sudsy Dawn Ultra next and then try Born2BBrad's washing machine suggestion. My washer is not wonderful so I need to help it as much as I can. Definitely trying picaridin next time. DEET is nas...
by smithsummit
July 25th, 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone visited Goat Rocks/Lilly Basin Trail lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Anyone visited Goat Rocks/Lilly Basin Trail lately?

HI keithcomess,

Yesterday I did the Goat Lake loop (Berry Patch TH, Goat Ridge, Lily Basin, Snowgrass) with a side trip up Old Snowy. I'll try to post a TR this week. Conditions were good, lots of people, many mosquitoes.

Cheers,

Rob
by smithsummit
July 25th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21

HI Water,

Sorry for the slow response. Have been on a bit of an internet detox for the last couple of weeks. Bugs were not much of an issue. I think I had more flies biting than mosquitoes.

Cheers,

Rob
by smithsummit
July 25th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: DEET Disaster Cleanup?
Replies: 11
Views: 650

DEET Disaster Cleanup?

HI Folks, Anticipating a healthy mosquito population in the Goat Rocks this weekend... I stopped at my favorite outdoor store on Friday to purchase mosquito repellent; which I had not done in many years. After chatting with the clerk I bought a bottle of 100% DEET. Yes, the cell phone should have le...
by smithsummit
July 11th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21

HI Folks, Anticipating a bit of a drive from Hillsboro to the Vista Ridge TH, and a hot day, my alarm went off at 3:30. In a fit of laziness, my feet didn't hit the floor until 4:30. Nearing the trailhead at a bit past 7:30. 1_first_thing.jpg Not too busy at the the TH (half dozen or so cars). I cle...
by smithsummit
July 5th, 2021, 9:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star Mt Backpack
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Silver Star Mt Backpack

Looks like a beautiful trip. Is there water anywhere near the summit? --Rob