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by texasbb
September 14th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Goat Rocks

Chip Down wrote:
September 14th, 2021, 3:15 pm
I wouldn't mind getting paid to look at that scenery.
IMO, Hawkeye has the best view anywhere on the west side of the Goat Rocks.
by texasbb
September 14th, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Goat Rocks

Chip Down wrote:
September 14th, 2021, 2:53 pm
In your "Looking down at Goat Lake" pic, what's that straight thing at lower right? Just a treking pole, or something more interesting?
I can't tell what's in @drm's picture, but there are bits of concrete, re-bar, and other remnants from an old lookout station that used to be up there.
by texasbb
August 24th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Two Nighter in the Wallowas?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Two Nighter in the Wallowas?

I guess it depends on how much time you want to spend at each lake, but I don't think Glacier is out of reach. I've done a two-night trip up the West Fork Wallow to Horseshoe (night one), then past Lee, Douglas, and Moccasin on the way over Glacier Pass to Glacier and Frazier (night two), then out t...
by texasbb
August 17th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: How specifically do you define a pass?
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: How specifically do you define a pass?

So technically, I totally agree with you but emotionally not so much. “Yay I got to the bottom of a hill!” 😉 Well, I would counter that "specifically [how] you define a pass" is very different from determining whether you "climbed" one. Just like helicoptering onto a mountain peak doesn't change it...
by texasbb
August 17th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: How specifically do you define a pass?
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: How specifically do you define a pass?

The direction you happen to be moving when you arrive at a pass has no bearing on whether or not it is a pass.
by texasbb
April 28th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Costco trekking poles
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Costco trekking poles

FYI, Amazon has them too, with two choices of material for the grips: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L2HYPNW/ I'd go for the Eva grips if you can. Mine are cork, and they have very hard, sharp contours that dig into fingers. Since you mention strap adjustments, the adjustment on the one pole was loos...
by texasbb
April 24th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best trail car/truck
Replies: 65
Views: 3972

Re: Best trail car/truck

Honestly, I like what I heard about AWD/4WD from a dirt-biking friend: "Only use your AWD to get out of trouble, never into trouble." I just make sure not to get into trouble. That's either sour grapes or paranoia, IMHO. If you're that worried, you should disable one drive wheel on your 2WD vehicle...
by texasbb
April 21st, 2021, 2:52 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best trail car/truck
Replies: 65
Views: 3972

Re: Best trail car/truck

I can't think of any trailheads that I want to go to that require 4WD That may depend on when you want to go! The vast majority of times I use 4WD on forest roads is early season when there's lingering snow. Often there are short sections, sometimes just a few yards across, that are trivial with 4W...
by texasbb
April 3rd, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: a new type of bug bite
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: a new type of bug bite

Chip Down wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 7:57 am
My greatest fear is that this unknown critter deposited her eggs in my arm, and her offspring will soon claw their way out when viable.
I don't know what they are, but they don't claw their way out. They always claw their way to your brain.
by texasbb
March 25th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: mystery industrial part
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: mystery industrial part

Was it tied to any balloons?