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by Charley
November 13th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: TKO spam
Replies: 19
Views: 719

Re: TKO spam

I got that email, but I think it's probably because I did a trail work party recently, not because I've been on the site since 2007. I don't think it's so wrong for the TKO to take advantage of what is probably its biggest data source. The two non-profit boards I am on have worked really hard to com...
by Charley
November 7th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Liz from Roseburg!
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Liz from Roseburg!

Hi Liz! Welcome!
I think there's a forum member who lives in Medford, or in Ashland? We definitely don't have the same coverage down there.
by Charley
November 5th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: strange ice formation at edge of lake
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: strange ice formation at edge of lake

Second vote for wind. I'm going to bet that several days of consistent direction wind pushed free lake water onto a thin slab of frozen lake water, one thin sheet of water at a time, building it up layer by layer. Word of caution: I'm a musician, not a scientist. :)
by Charley
October 27th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiker on PCT near Mt Jefferson
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: hiker on PCT near Mt Jefferson

Aimless wrote:
October 27th, 2019, 11:16 am
Sometimes the mountain says, "No."
Preach.
by Charley
October 9th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3336

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Observation: the Mazamas have been actively opposing this unnecessarily restrictive plan. Question: Where the heck is the Trailkeepers of Oregon? Why have I heard diddly squat on this entire issue??? The mission statement of the TKO is "Trailkeepers of Oregon (TKO) is a non-profit organization whose...
by Charley
September 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 22
Views: 1117

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

In a vacuum it's probably not a big deal as an isolated improvement in an area designated as wilderness. However, given the government's recent track record on why certain things "need" to be done (e.g. why Alabama needed a hurricane warning, why wind turbines will cause cancer, why we don't have t...
by Charley
September 12th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 22
Views: 1117

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

This does come as a surprise but doesn't really chap me. And isn't it USGS that holds responsibility? If the FS was in charge you would only ever see the updated seismic logs after the volcano blew.. and even then they'd prolly lose the data. Hood would be rumbling and people of Portland would feel...
by Charley
September 6th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 657

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 Charley
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 657

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

The same life-changing experience could have happened at many hundreds of places in our lovely state, or at many thousands of places in the western USA. The fact that No-Name Lake suddenly exploded with newbie backpackers when it was featured on social media only proves how many people out there ar...