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by texasbb
September 11th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: GPS Beacons?

retired jerry wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 6:30 am
If a mountain lion ate me search and rescue would have a good idea where to look.
In the lion?
by texasbb
September 4th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip

What everyone else said, plus: Definitely fewer people after Labor Day. Eagle Cap is not only easy, but it's the central element of the whole range. No less than eight major drainages spill off its slopes, so the views from its top are special. If you've never been to the Lakes Basin, it's a must-se...
by texasbb
September 1st, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap Triptych: Tombstone, Diamond, and Off Trail Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Eagle Cap Triptych: Tombstone, Diamond, and Off Trail Adventures

Just out of curiosity, has anyone going from Tombstone to Echo, or vice versa, tried to follow game trails on the canyon wall? Sure is a long way down just to climb back up, which is what the 75 year old peak bagger was faced with--his car was at Main Eagle and he was going over Wonker and Bench Cr...
by texasbb
August 31st, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet another Wallowas trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Yet another Wallowas trip!!

I for one never tire of Wallowas reports. And for sure the Wallowas can treat you to some fun storms. I had hoped to be up there this week (a bit to the west), but...work intervened. Can't wait to change my handle to retired texasbb.

Thanks for the report.
by texasbb
August 20th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowas: exploring Tenderfoot Country
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Wallowas: exploring Tenderfoot Country

Very nice. I especially like that "yet another" view of Jewett from up high. Looks like you camped where I've camped a couple times. That view to Aneroid so nice to take in after supper, after breakfast, etc. I noticed that White-vs-Red Wallowas thing the first time I crossed Polaris. You can stand ...
by texasbb
August 18th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Goat Rocks/Nannie Ridge day hike: out-and-back to Cispus Pass, or PCT loop?
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Goat Rocks/Nannie Ridge day hike: out-and-back to Cispus Pass, or PCT loop?

I'm the world's biggest hater of out-n-backs, but I'm telling you to do the Cispus Pass out-n-back. It's gorgeous, with views into Klickitat and Cispus Basins, a great view to Ives Peak, and better views to mass of peaks around Curtis Gilbert.
by texasbb
August 17th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap - East Eagle loop - Aug 12-16, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Eagle Cap - East Eagle loop - Aug 12-16, 2019

Wow, gorgeous pictures. It's gonna take me a while to do justice to reading your report, but wow. BTW, that Mirror-Minam pass is better known as Ivan Carper Pass.
by texasbb
August 17th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap: West Eagle Trail Head, Echo and Traverse Lakes.
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Eagle Cap: West Eagle Trail Head, Echo and Traverse Lakes.

BurnsideBob wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:51 am
We were surprised by the number of people coming and going midweek—
Go when the forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms all week and you'll have it all to yourself. I know this. :)

Sounds like y'all had a great trip, crowds notwithstanding. I need to get back in there.
by texasbb
August 6th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: external bladder pocket
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: external bladder pocket

It's appalling how many packs come with bottle pockets made from spandex or a similar idiotic stretchy material. I use 1L soft bottles and can stow them one handed in stretch pockets by squeezing the bottom flat, as long as there is a little headroom i.e. after the first good drink. Since I don't a...
by texasbb
August 5th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: external bladder pocket
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: external bladder pocket

Does anyone have experience carrying a water 2L bladder externally (non-winter use)? I keep going back and forth between bottles in pockets (hard to reach) and an internal bladder (hard to refill). I'm getting ready to add to my ridiculous collection of packs and would like to come up with a soluti...