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by Bosterson
October 14th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19

Oh yeah, I forgot you have a good view of it from the Indian Heaven trail. (It was his first picture and I was imagining my loop which started going up the Cultus Creek trail, but obviously to get to Elk Lake he wasn't going that way.) That spire really pops with the fresh snow. And it does look lik...
by Bosterson
October 13th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19

Nice, John. Looks like on Saturday we got the remainder of that new snow you found. The color around White Salmon up to Husum was excellent weekend before last! Seems like the higher elevation color is done and it's moving lower; the Panther Creek side was ok, but may pop by next weekend. What is th...
by Bosterson
October 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19

Update: south-central section, 10/12/19 - winter is coming. The lakes are starting to freeze over. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lIAjSWdHVGFQFWTeL4Li86LPr_hcQkmsvR7RNuoqu08QzA0G_naNOY7xWiDgGQ3vHZaZMBnw4A5d-Ud0ifwqMjZ6W5yUYJzMCRQ_5oFKuluGDFXfi-m-8lhdJ3DUQFjCpjKTQNpolcQdm86wWfCAtmlDjTMVk5tRanPYNYs...
by Bosterson
October 10th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

What if I enter from a place that is not a trailhead, like bushwhacking off-trail from a road? Would that be considered non-compliance? The FS states that permits are even required for off trail. It's unclear how that would be applied or regulated, of course. Again, the permits are a done deal - th...
by Bosterson
October 10th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS accuracy experiences
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: GPS accuracy experiences

As far as I can tell from poking around online, the Forerunner 220 is GPS only; you need a higher-end/newer model to support GLONASS. In contrast, all iPhones for years have supported both GPS and GLONASS, which is why their accuracy is so good. If you are out hiking with your Forerunner, it's possi...
by Bosterson
October 10th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

But there is a paragraph that says this: This authority is also used to issue special recreation permits to individuals for activities such as, white water river trips, off- highway vehicle (OHV) use and, in a limited number of cases, wilderness use. These permits are issued when we provide additio...
by Bosterson
October 8th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Thanks Kathy, that was a very interesting read indeed! Definitely food for thought for crafting comments about this fee proposal.
by Bosterson
October 8th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Anyway, to Keith's point, there are now quotas in place for significant parts of the Sierras, but the permits do not cost money. Whitney relative to the Sierras as a whole is like what Obsidian has been to the rest of the Sisters up until now - a special restricted area. Seems like Obsidian is an i...
by Bosterson
October 8th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

It's not black and white though, is it? Summiting Whitney may be hard, but it's still just hiking, not mountaineering (depending on the season, of course). Mountaineering is just hiking with snow, Adam. :D Anyway, to Keith's point, there are now quotas in place for significant parts of the Sierras,...
by Bosterson
October 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 709

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

(h)Special recreation permit fee The Secretary may issue a special recreation permit, and charge a special recreation permit fee in connection with the issuance of the permit, for specialized recreation uses of Federal recreational lands and waters, such as group activities, recreation events, moto...