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by Aimless
September 22nd, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Paradise Park Trail #778 is 95% repaired
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Paradise Park Trail #778 is 95% repaired

Hurray for trail crews!
by Aimless
September 22nd, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to this website/forum
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: New to this website/forum

... probably the later in the summer is better. I am just wondering if they are bad on most of the Oregon PCT or like Washington, some places are worse than others. There is no "probably" about it, later in the summer is better. Aim for August, not late June or early July. The worst time is in the ...
by Aimless
September 17th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Bear Poop?
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Bear Poop?

Raccoons would require running water somewhere within a reasonable distance, or so I have been led to believe. This should be taken into account in the guesswork.
by Aimless
September 11th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Re: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood

the ski industry would howl, and the U$F$ would have their back

And the present administration would have the USFS's back. The buck stops there.
by Aimless
September 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

Instagram is no more weird a way to find a meaningful life than books (like I did), religion (like I did), or hiking (I did that, too!). All of these tools or activities are potentially life-changing. I've never used Instagram, but why should it be any different than the Ira Spring books that direc...
by Aimless
September 6th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

I am just supremely grateful that my parents took me camping and hiking out into wild places from a very early age, so that I never needed that kind of a "life-changing experience" to happen when I was an adult. It was already deeply knit into my life from the start. For someone to whom this was a w...
by Aimless
September 3rd, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thunder Creek to Park Creek Pass, North Cascades NP
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Thunder Creek to Park Creek Pass, North Cascades NP

I kept examining those photos to see if the ghost of Fred Beckey might be wafting about on any of those summits, but no luck. :( Looks like a nice place for some of us living hikers to spend time in, though. :)
by Aimless
September 1st, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap Triptych: Tombstone, Diamond, and Off Trail Adventures
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Eagle Cap Triptych: Tombstone, Diamond, and Off Trail Adventures

In that photo, Wonker Pass is at the extreme left edge, almost out of the photo, and Echo Lake is the visible lake. Traverse Lake is hidden, higher up and further left from Echo. You can kind of tell where Traverse is, down in a depression on the far side of a small ridge, almost directly below the ...
by Aimless
August 31st, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet another Wallowas trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Yet another Wallowas trip!!

That storm was one of the worst I’ve been in while backpacking. Yup. Some of those Wallowas thunderstorms can bring gusts strong enough to collapse your tent! Certainly the biggest, loudest and most ferocious thunderstorms I've ever experienced were up there. The type where fear and exhilaration ge...
by Aimless
August 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: PCT hiker killed by falling tree on Mt Adams
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: PCT hiker killed by falling tree on Mt Adams

The PCT crosses FR 23 about 1.5 miles before that bridge, but the nearest PCT trailhead is on a spur road 521, just off 23, and from there it is maybe a quarter mile to the bridge. I've crossed that bridge a good dozen times myself going both directions.