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by Aimless
July 13th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wallowa River Loop and a pack goat?
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Wallowa River Loop and a pack goat?

I did see a lone backpacker with two goats in the Wallowas one time, but only that once, and they appeared to be his personal goats. I don't think they carried much of a load and seemed to be there more for companionship than for practicality as beasts of burden. Another time I saw two hikers in the...
by Aimless
July 12th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Bug and snow conditions N Burnt Lake to East Zig Zag?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Bug and snow conditions N Burnt Lake to East Zig Zag?

I can't speak to bugs, but I'm confident from recent experience that there's no snow anywhere below 5000 ft. in Mt. Hood National Forest by now and East Zigzag Mt. tops out under 5000 ft.
by Aimless
July 12th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 48
Views: 658

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

Wish the state agencies would learn to be better a funding management (and learn how economics work). The only Oregon state agencies you might end up paying fees to would be ODFW for a hunting or fishing license, or possibly Oregon State Parks if you hike in a day use fee area such as Silver Falls ...
by Aimless
July 12th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newcomer from Eugene/Springfield area
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Newcomer from Eugene/Springfield area

Welcome, Cody. I think you'll enjoy backpacking, especially after a few shakedown hikes where you'll start to refine your strategies for finding the right trails and carrying the optimal load, so you can enjoy it in the way that best fits your own needs and desires. There's no one 'right' way to do ...
by Aimless
July 10th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bear Valley Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Bear Valley Trail

First off, thanks for your volunteer work. It's great to see the east side of Jefferson is finally getting some attention, even if it's only from private citizens determined not to let that area languish from persistent neglect. I am happy to hear the Sisters Ranger District made a verbal commitment...
by Aimless
July 10th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Zealand: Milford Track (Dec 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: New Zealand: Milford Track (Dec 2018)

Amazing to see those blue skies in some of the photos. Obviously a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience. Thanks for sharing it.
by Aimless
July 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vigilante brush justice
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Vigilante brush justice

Has anyone out there taken measures into their own hands when it comes to brush work in wilderness areas? Short answer: yes. Long answer: The Forest Service doesn't generally encourage vigilante trail work and TKO, the sponsor of this website, works directly with the FS to coordinate volunteer trai...
by Aimless
July 7th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Paradise Trail - significant tree fall.
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Re: Paradise Trail - significant tree fall.

The remaining blowdown that was not cleared last summer has not been worked on yet this summer.
by Aimless
July 6th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: How "crowded" is the Wallowas Lakes Basin?
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: How "crowded" is the Wallowas Lakes Basin?

Almost anywhere in the Eagle Cap wilderness outside the Lakes Basin will be less crowded in August. The next-most popular lake destinations would be Aneroid Lake, Maxwell Lake, Chimney Lake, Ice Lake, Glacier Lake, and Frazier Lake. Each of these will be less crowded than the Lakes Basin, but probab...
by Aimless
July 3rd, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Gumjuwac Altar?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Gumjuwac Altar?

That has all the marks of an "insider joke" on the part of the authors, aimed primarily at their hiking buddies.