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by Bosterson
December 10th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.
Replies: 12
Views: 71

Re: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.

Maybe it's time to stop shopping for boots at Big 5?
by Bosterson
December 8th, 2018, 12:47 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 56
Views: 928

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Both the NF-93 and proposed campsite closures have to do with current budgetary problems with the USFS: they do not have enough money to do all the work that needs to be done, so some things don't make the cut. This includes spending hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to repair a bridge that is...
by Bosterson
December 4th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

And also clarify that from everything I've seen and heard, there's a 25' limitation to the listed trails for the opening, which would put BV Plateau still in a restricted area IMO. I don't think this is correct. Per the new closure order effective 11/23/18, the "25 ft" rule only seems to apply to t...
by Bosterson
December 2nd, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Weird fungus
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Weird fungus

Is this some bizarre fungus that only eats charcoal? Seen on Larch Mtn trail.
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by Bosterson
November 28th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn

Chipper, I meant to ask, how did you survive getting to your car, let alone the drive home? And did you carry that thing around all day...?
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by Bosterson
November 28th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn

Nice old-timey beard, Karl. If the clothes/gear didn't give you away, I'd think you were a 19th century prospector. ;)
by Bosterson
November 24th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Western Columbia Gorge reopens
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: Western Columbia Gorge reopens

On a side note, I've been noticing that other trails that are still closed no longer have a person guarding the trailhead. The Nesmith trailhead, for example. That makes driving through the Gorge feel a little more normal. That's because the Yeon trailhead is "open" but you're not allowed to do any...
by Bosterson
November 21st, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 97
Views: 13431

Re: Happy Birthday!

Windy Pass. No close up pic because the balloon itself wasn't very interesting, just its view.
by Bosterson
November 19th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: axe on St Helens
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: axe on St Helens

A Raven is a good find. Probably nicer than that 90s era beast I recall seeing in one of your photos, though the latter obviously has more street cred. Hopefully the person who lost the Corsa was skiing or something (otherwise why would you buy an aluminum axe??) and it just popped off; the Raven, n...
by Bosterson
November 19th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 97
Views: 13431

Re: Happy Birthday!

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Scenic balloon in the lower right
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