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by texasbb
November 6th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

For me there's no question that the short intense workouts help a lot toward long hikes, but only a lot, not the whole way. My first day out, as others have mentioned above, I sometimes feel awful, but by the 2nd or 3rd day my body seems to make a pretty quick adjustment to going all day. Taking a r...
by texasbb
November 6th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Having a serious food problem on the trail...
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Having a serious food problem on the trail...

The only time I have trouble eating is when I've let myself get dehydrated. It doesn't have to be much, but if I haven't been drinking enough, the food just doesn't want to go down. If it's more serious dehydration, the food feels like literal sawdust in my mouth.
by texasbb
November 4th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: Deschutes State Park

I've mourned the probable loss of the ponderosa pine (or are there a few of them?) at the Harris Ranch. I always loved getting to the buildings and seeing the big tree(s). Where exactly was the big pine? I assume he's referring to the ones around the small buildings (that were) on either side of th...
by texasbb
October 30th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?

Just for fun, I looked up the ten-essentials list. Of course, it varies slightly by source, but there are certain things everybody agrees I should take on every hike. Like sunscreen. And a way to start a fire. And a knife. Etc. :lol: Ridiculous. I think we discussed this here not long ago. I kind o...
by texasbb
October 29th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?

A couple miles is a LONG way when your ankle is broken.

Just imagine you step in a hole and hear the snap. Would you want warm clothes and a tarp to throw over yourself? If not, leave the 10 essentials at home.
by texasbb
October 9th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

Wow, that does look interesting. Where are the pictures??

'Course, I've got a lot of trails to check off here at home before galavanting around in S. America.
by texasbb
October 8th, 2018, 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thru Hiking the Enchantments (with larches) - Sept. 28-30
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

Re: Thru Hiking the Enchantments (with larches) - Sept. 28-30

Chip Down wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Several great pics, but nothing beats those crazy goats! :lol:
The goats up there are worse than the mosquitoes.
by texasbb
October 6th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: The GoalTech Mt Hood High Route - 360 Loop
Replies: 40
Views: 896

Re: The GoalTech Mt Hood High Route - 360 Loop

Holy Toledo, what a report! If you tried to publish that as a book, it might get turned down for having too much content. I'm gonna have to come back to this one a bit at a time. Incredible. Thanks for sharing.
by texasbb
September 28th, 2018, 6:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: High Wallowas, July 11-14, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: High Wallowas, July 11-14, 2018

Webfoot wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 1:03 am
This discussion probably brings more search engine attention than the original post. (What better way to find "secret" places than to search for people arguing about digital LNT!)
^This.
by texasbb
September 27th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: High Wallowas, July 11-14, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1442

Re: High Wallowas, July 11-14, 2018

Fantastic report and simply gorgeous pictures. One for the ages.

(I think the photo is fine to stay, as is the text. But it's your report; do whatever you want.)