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by n.bumppo
October 2nd, 2014, 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven - Abandoned trails (and fall colors) 9.20-22
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: Indian Heaven - Abandoned trails (and fall colors) 9.20-

Dave - these blue tracks west of CCT are off-trail but in reality there was a ton of elk trails, they seem to almost disappear on the meadows but pick up in the forest. I have been on the other trails and was afraid I had missed some I would feel compelled to explore. ;) That is a great area to wan...
by n.bumppo
October 2nd, 2014, 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven - Abandoned trails (and fall colors) 9.20-22
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: Indian Heaven - Abandoned trails (and fall colors) 9.20-

Are those blue tracks just west of the old CCT really trails? Or are they just off trail explorations?
by n.bumppo
October 2nd, 2014, 7:05 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alternative Bags for the Sawyer Squeeze
Replies: 27
Views: 13030

Re: Alternative Bags for the Sawyer Squeeze

The standby current drain of my Steripen Opti is terrible. I take the batteries out if I store if for more than a day or two. Otherwise the batteries die.
by n.bumppo
September 24th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: 3G in the backcountry
Replies: 24
Views: 2795

Re: 3G in the backcountry

Can you also receive a message without smart phone on an InReach? Yes. The inReach is fully functional without the phone. The phone, really the Earthmate app on the phone, just provides a better UI. On the phone you have a keyboard to type in messages. On the inReach you have to select characters f...
by n.bumppo
September 24th, 2014, 8:42 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ham Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: Ham Radios

I have an amateur radio license and have have friends with licenses. We have used radios in the woods with mixed success. Our last attempt on Mt Adams was unsuccessful. We left for the mountain at different times and planned to connect with radios to help with the rendezvous. We did eventually got ...
by n.bumppo
September 23rd, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: 3G in the backcountry
Replies: 24
Views: 2795

Re: 3G in the backcountry

retired jerry wrote:I've eyed that DeLorme

Don't you also have to have a smart phone to use it?
You don't need a smart phone. You can send messages from the inReach alone. Having a smart phone just makes the experience of creating a message MUCH easier.
by n.bumppo
September 23rd, 2014, 7:35 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ham Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 3705

Re: Ham Radios

I have an amateur radio license and have have friends with licenses. We have used radios in the woods with mixed success. Our last attempt on Mt Adams was unsuccessful. We left for the mountain at different times and planned to connect with radios to help with the rendezvous. We did eventually got t...
by n.bumppo
September 23rd, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: 3G in the backcountry
Replies: 24
Views: 2795

Re: 3G in the backcountry

I use a Delorme inReach to text/email my wife. The message includes a link to a map showing where I sent the message. I have sent messages from Mt Adam, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, and Indian Heaven.
by n.bumppo
September 15th, 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Anyone see the aurora?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: Anyone see the aurora?

20140912_Night Sky_5.jpg I spoke too soon. When I posted my first response I had not yet processed my photos. While I was at the view point I had not seen any sign of the Northern Lights in the sky, nor had I seen anything on the camera LCD. However, when I processed my photos just now I noticed th...
by n.bumppo
September 13th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Anyone see the aurora?
Replies: 16
Views: 2001

Re: Anyone see the aurora?

20140912_Night Sky_5.jpg I spoke too soon. When I posted my first response I had not yet processed my photos. While I was at the view point I had not seen any sign of the Northern Lights in the sky, nor had I seen anything on the camera LCD. However, when I processed my photos just now I noticed th...