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by Aimless
January 13th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tuck and Robin Lakes Backpacking | Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: Tuck and Robin Lakes Backpacking | Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA

It is my experience that human salt deposits (urine) are extremely attractive to both goats and deer in places where natural salt is very rare. I've been followed down the trail by a deer, specifically so it could be the first claimant when I relieved myself. Once I figured that out, after about a t...
by Aimless
January 10th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Govt Shutdown Impact Updates (and ? about Nordic Shelters)
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Govt Shutdown Impact Updates (and ? about Nordic Shelters)

there is no reason for this mess unless USFS deliberately cancelled the service for the duration of the shutdown. I think you have this wrong. The USFS has no control over this, since they have no money to pay for those services when Congress fails to appropriate any. News stories about the shutdow...
by Aimless
January 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hey people,
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Hey people,

Hello ramo, how are things in Bosnia And Herzegovina? And what interest brings you to our Oregon Hikers website?
by Aimless
January 6th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 105
Views: 14453

Re: Happy Birthday!

This is one of my favorite threads on Oregon Hikers, not because of the mylar balloon litter being found everywhere in our wildernesses, but because it exposes it as an unacknowledged problem, while simultaneously cleaning it up and having some fun with it.
by Aimless
January 4th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Icy cotton candy

I've seen both ice needles and ice feathers, but the ice feathers are much rarer and stranger. Ice needles are fairly common.
by Aimless
January 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

Here's the message I sent Chip Down directly since some users are wondering what I had sent previously (which was deleted sometime during the next 24 hours). I think it was Aimless who asked if a parking violation is a crime - yes it is, no its not a serious crime, but it is one that is "on the boo...
by Aimless
January 2nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29

NIAGRA FALLS?!!!!

Slowly I turned! Step by step, inch by inch I approached it. And we should all know how that story ends. :lol:
by Aimless
January 1st, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2018: Your stats
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: 2018: Your stats

I'm delighted that I got out as much as I did in 2018. I would have gladly done much more, but given the challenges of the past year, these stats feel like a victory over difficult circumstances. :) 27 days of hiking on wild trails, for 200 miles and 48,000 ft. elevation gain. 30 walks on the Oregon...
by Aimless
December 31st, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

To be honest, Chip, your car looks like it really is impeding access to the bridge, especially if the gates swing out away from, instead of into, the bridge. That's a tight right angle turn at the bridge approach and emergency vehicles can be much larger than passenger cars.
by Aimless
December 21st, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 76
Views: 2194

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

What about gov as an ever-increasing segment of the economy? Not to be contentious, but I believe I've seen credible statistics that show government employment has been decreasing as a percentage of the overall economy ever since the start of this century. Not by a huge amount, but its share is def...