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by texasbb
May 7th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower Wenaha River 4-26-19
Replies: 8
Views: 618

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:

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by texasbb
May 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Now with (more) time to hike
Replies: 3
Views: 184

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: 215

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.
+1

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: 243

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: 395

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: 434

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: 327

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: 11
Views: 620

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: 11
Views: 620

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?