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by Bosterson
May 27th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gorge partial reopening today
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Gorge partial reopening today

Larch Mtn Rd is closed at MP 10 for the winter still, they don't usually un-gate it until June. Presumably what this means is that now you're allowed to drive up to the snow gate and go hike from there, whereas before when the whole scenic area was closed due to COVID, you couldn't do that.
by Bosterson
May 26th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt Hood rescues
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Mt Hood rescues

Thanks for correcting me Nat ;) Nothing meant by it, just that most news descriptions are wrong about the specifics of climbing accidents, esp the initial reports. ;) Re skis - it sounds like the girl who fell was climbing the Reid Headwall, took a fall, and ended up down on the Reid Glacier. They ...
by Bosterson
May 26th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt Hood rescues
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Mt Hood rescues

Jerry, both of your descriptions were wrong, see below. Both were climbers who got in various trouble; neither did it "right" vs "wrong." I think the only takeaway of yours that's apt is to try not to do things right now that require rescue, such as climbing in high avi conditions after the storms a...
by Bosterson
May 25th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: three days looking for Lost Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: three days looking for Lost Lake

Chip Down wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 9:18 pm
GPS? :|
I thought you took it for training weight but never turned it on. ;)
by Bosterson
May 23rd, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: three days looking for Lost Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: three days looking for Lost Lake

Bosterson recently said I should take a sixer of Dark Star on a hike. Seemed excessive, but the man know his beer, so I wasn't going to argue. I didn't remember saying that, so I had to go look - what I said was that on a snowy day when you'd brought a bunch of Fremont beers, it would've been good ...
by Bosterson
May 22nd, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: The origin of Mother's Day dresses on Helens
Replies: 0
Views: 85

The origin of Mother's Day dresses on Helens

Another great read from Oregon Field Guide. I did not know the history behind this!
by Bosterson
May 16th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Trails Reopen (mostly)
Replies: 11
Views: 497

Re: Gifford Pinchot Trails Reopen (mostly)

adamschneider wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 6:01 pm
...and we haven't heard anything about Skamania County's hiking ban, which is interesting given that DNR lands and GPNF are now allowing access.
Skamania reopened yesterday.
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by Bosterson
May 15th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: what if the permit box is empty?
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: what if the permit box is empty?

Chip Down wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Well...we did, eventually ;)
Is that like the royal "we", soloist?

Obviously if you encounter an empty permit box you put a $100 bill in it, that's tradition. Three cents will go to actual trailwork.
by Bosterson
May 12th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: two days on Washington's Larch Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: two days on Washington's Larch Mountain

<steering conversation away from political griping and towards beer> No White Claw this time, Chip? ;) I saw those cans at a shop and though, odd, 1.3x the liquid for 2x the price? But it's the BA variant, because everyone is giving up glass? Seems like a fine choice of hiking beer, though regular N...
by Bosterson
May 11th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2156

Re: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?

As the OP asked, I guess it would be fine if I biked to a trailhead and started hiking? I'd like to hike from the Herman Creek trailhead for starters. While some wildernesses are open (even if the trailhead parking is closed), my understanding is that the whole Gorge scenic area is closed to all us...