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by texasbb
May 29th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)

leiavoia wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Are there any routes around Adams that dodge reservation land? Even if they are really sketchy?
Of course. You've just got to extend your radius. :)
by texasbb
May 29th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)

A few years ago when I was trying to plan a Woodmansee route I called and talked to a Forest Service ranger about it. She strongly suggested not going that way because of the dense brush.
by texasbb
May 9th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Americans - Please Wake Up
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Americans - Please Wake Up

Talking about "shutting down the economy for 9 months" is an oversimplification that does a disservice to those who carry the responsibility for solving an enormous problem that has no happy solutions, including herd immunity. That's a good point, but the 9-month thing is not a strawman of my makin...
by texasbb
May 9th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Americans - Please Wake Up
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Americans - Please Wake Up

The restrictions maybe made sense when this was new & there was fear of hospitals being overwhelmed. Well the predictions were incredibly wrong & hospitals are closer to empty than full. Check for yourself, https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. At this point we have no ... data to support tha...
by texasbb
January 16th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Snow Chains - Noobie
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Snow Chains - Noobie

I'm aware forest roads can get dangerous and I would avoid anything that requires high clearance or too remote. When I head out on a remote road in winter, I always carry a shovel and come-alongs ( e.g. ). And, of course, warm clothes, good walking boots, warm blankets, some food/water. That's the ...
by texasbb
January 16th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Snow Chains - Noobie
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Snow Chains - Noobie

I think the cables are best for cars/sedans. There's a number of new-fangled things out there that purport to be easier to install than chains or cables, but those all seem like awkward gimmicks that won't last long (if they work at all). I prefer real chains for my truck, but you need plenty of cle...
by texasbb
December 23rd, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: interpretive signs for Iron Mountain Trail #3389
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: interpretive signs for Iron Mountain Trail #3389

Those look like campsite markers. Were any of them pull-throughs?
by texasbb
November 27th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 1559

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

Off-trail is where it's at. I'd say the biggest best practices are to carry the 10 essentials and tell someone close to you where you're going and when you expect to be done so they have an idea where to look for you if you break an ankle or something.
by texasbb
November 20th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Pack Selection / Size
Replies: 10
Views: 1329

Re: Pack Selection / Size

30L or 40L? Whichever one fits and feels the best when loaded with your stuff. If you don't have your stuff yet, try to settle on that first, then go look at packs.
by texasbb
November 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello world! - Ellie in Corvallis
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Hello world! - Ellie in Corvallis

Howdy, welcome, and 6 mph is pretty darn fast.