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by texasbb
June 5th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silverstar Goat Surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Silverstar Goat Surprise

...had a funny encounter with a goat. There were 4 young guys ... We looked back and saw this goat really close to them and they did not notice the goat was there. We decided to walk back to the other side and get some photos. Rats. You had me convinced I would see pics of a millennial going over a...
by texasbb
May 31st, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lewis River and lower Quartz Creek
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Lewis River and lower Quartz Creek

Love that Gotcha tree! I've had a similar dry-in-the-rain experience and it's really nice. The downside is that once the canopy gets saturated, then the rain stops, the drip rain can fall on the formerly dry spot for a while. Only tangentially on-topic: I was walking in rain in Washington, DC once, ...
by texasbb
May 7th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower Wenaha River 4-26-19
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Lower Wenaha River 4-26-19

Here was the deck as of June 23, 2009, not much more than a month after drm's shot:

by texasbb
May 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Now with (more) time to hike
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Now with (more) time to hike

pdx wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Just retired... Three hikes this past week so having a blast.
Translation: "Neener neener!"

Congrats! I hope to join the ranks in a year or two.
by texasbb
April 25th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Great PNW Multi-day Backpacking Loops
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Great PNW Multi-day Backpacking Loops

olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Additionally the side trip to High Pass/Triad Lake area is also fantastic and should not be missed.

I actually like that better than Mirror Lake, though it's not as easy to consider an alternate PCT route.

And teachpdx's Wallowas route is outstanding (I've done half+ of it).
by texasbb
April 10th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: tick removal
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: tick removal

I find that Vaseline works great for tick removal. If you bury the tick with any kind of cream, it can't breathe and will back itself out, and then you can extract it easily. Although there is still concern it will spit its toxic fluids as it suffocates, it is unlikely you will detach the body from...
by texasbb
April 2nd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Suggestions for backpacking end of May?
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Suggestions for backpacking end of May?

The Indian Corral area in the Blue Mountains is almost always perfect mid- to late-May. This winter was a fairly typical snow year up there. There will be some snow left, but a good chance of grass widows too! The snow can be pretty continuous if you head over to Oregon Butte, but it's easy enough t...
by texasbb
March 1st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where are all the grass widows?
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Where are all the grass widows?

...I was shocked to see a graphic on TV weather last night that said that NE Oregon snowpack was north of 400% of average! But when I look up the stats today, I'm not finding that. The map shows 127% and the Aneroid Lake snotel actually shows below average SWE and about average precip. Just about e...
by texasbb
February 25th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?

I agree--they're there, but they're a small risk if you watch where you step. As alluded above, most bites are on or near the hands, because drunks/idiots try to handle them. A friend of a friend got bitten on the ankle, but it was because he stepped over a log without looking and came down right on...