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by texasbb
March 1st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where are all the grass widows?
Replies: 9
Views: 326

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: 247

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...
by texasbb
February 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Not a Local
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Not a Local

Yes, I'm pretty familiar with that area. The Lakes Basin can be crowded at times (though "crowded" is relative...the Wallowas don't get near the traffic as some places). I think Two Pan is the best starting point if you just want to enjoy the Basin, and I think you're doing it right taking the East ...
by texasbb
February 10th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Not a Local
Replies: 10
Views: 424

Re: Not a Local

Howdy, 001, and welcome from a misplaced Texan who's now a Washingtonian, but hikes Oregon a bit. You'll love Eagle Cap, hard to go wrong there. Do you have an idea of your itinerary?
by texasbb
February 10th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: perfect hiking temperature
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: perfect hiking temperature

The perfect hiking temperature is probably 50-ish. But the perfect temperature for sitting around camp in the evening is a little higher, maybe 65. And the perfect sleeping temperature is a little lower, maybe 40. Rarely get all three on any given day, but who cares.
by texasbb
January 21st, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Vines
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Vines

I'm glad to get that ID, as I've seen that stuff before and could never figure out what it was.

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by texasbb
January 19th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River from Columbia Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Deschutes River from Columbia Jan 2019

Thanks, Jerry, that's informative. It's kind of sad that the ranch is gone and especially the water tower, but you're right that things will fill in and it'll look nice again. The trees at your camp look almost unchanged from when I camped there in 2012 (February): http://texasbb.net/files/Deschutes...
by texasbb
January 7th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19

... as I looked up a Cougar crossed the road and entered the bushes. Hmm. Is the capitalization significant? http://texasbb.net/files/Miscellaneous/random-wsu-cougar-200x.jpg C ougar http://texasbb.net/files/Miscellaneous/random-mercury-cougar-200x.jpg C ougar http://texasbb.net/files/Miscellaneous...
by texasbb
January 4th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

retired jerry wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 9:23 am
Personally, I think it would be better to just skip that, go ahead and post it without warning that someone else had posted in the mean time
Ditto.

ETA: Or move that function to the Preview button, but don't short-circuit Submit.
by texasbb
January 3rd, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Winter Backpacking: Help Me Get Started
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Winter Backpacking: Help Me Get Started

The nights are loooonng. Bring plenty of reading material, a headlamp, and gloves you can turn pages with.