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by Aimless
July 5th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

If ORVs are using a hiking trail to enter a designated wilderness area and someone has felled trees across that trail, I would consider leaving the trees, assuming they are effectively blocking the ORVs. However, if the ORVs are just making a whole new mess by skirting around the felled trees, then ...
by Aimless
July 5th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Anyone able to identify these tracks?
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Anyone able to identify these tracks?

Of the theories advanced so far, I think overlapping deer tracks makes the most sense, more than my initial guess of bear, mainly because of how hard packed the surface is.
by Aimless
July 3rd, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badger Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Badger Creek

To address your post one statement at a time: National Forest trailheads were opened over a month ago, on May 29. Maybe you missed it. The virus is most definitely still out there and no governor's edict or refusal to honor a governor's edict changes that basic fact. Staying home and using precautio...
by Aimless
July 3rd, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Anyone able to identify these tracks?
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Anyone able to identify these tracks?

The size and those humanlike toes leads me to say 'bear'.
by Aimless
July 3rd, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Campground for a camping wedding?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Campground for a camping wedding?

Let us all hope that by September 2021 the pandemic will be sufficiently addressed to allow your plans to bear fruit. If flush toilets are part of your agenda, I'd concentrate on state parks rather than campgrounds in the national forests, where vault toilets are the standard amenity. Here's the sit...
by Aimless
July 2nd, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Are the mosquitoes in Jefferson Park really that bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Are the mosquitoes in Jefferson Park really that bad?

Mosquito levels alter from place to place, from one part of a summer to another and from one year to the next, as do people's tolerance of various levels of mosquitos. There is no accurate answer to the question you asked. My gauge of when mosquitos are becoming nearly intolerable is when the very a...
by Aimless
June 30th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

I used to get out to the Strawberry Wilderness in June on a regular basis, but haven't recently. Great to see such nice photos of the area. I do wonder a bit about the size of that campfire you had in your first campsite by Strawberry Lake. It looks pretty big! Was it that cold?
by Aimless
June 21st, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Jefferson Wilderness bug report?
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Mt Jefferson Wilderness bug report?

I understand the mosquitoes are horrible Fish Lake and for the next 200 miles going North. Is that pretty accurate? What time of the summer are they the worst? That's correct, at least in my experience of that stretch of the PCT/Cascade Crest. The worst time varies depending on the stage of the sno...
by Aimless
June 11th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Just Joined!
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Just Joined!

welcome jerome8v8

what brings you to our website from Utah? are you planning a visit?