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by Bosterson
June 9th, 2021, 10:39 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 258
Views: 44750

Re: Happy Birthday!

Don, I think you can retire on all those balloons! 😂
by Bosterson
June 8th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)

My blue dot below is where the obvious road ends... If you crank up the terrain shading in that area, you can see the road well defined in the LIDAR, and it looks like it does continue just past that drainage into the middle of the next ripple in the terrain, and then stops in maybe a turnaround. S...
by Bosterson
June 7th, 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)

Interesting. It's been a while since I've had either of those - my recollection was that the Duchesse tended towards the more syrupy end of Flemish red (though not as bad as others). The solution used to be Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, except Bokor got bought by InBev and is now shunned.... </tangent> ...
by Bosterson
June 7th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: another futile attempt to find an alternate route to Lookout Mt (Skamania)

Whoa, I haven't seen a "petite" Duchesse - is it a young version, like Rodenbach vs Rodenbach grand cru?
by Bosterson
May 31st, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lewis River area updates
Replies: 32
Views: 886

Re: Lewis River area updates

Consider it done. I can keep merging the new threads on this topic into this one until the mega thread makes no sense at all. :lol:
by Bosterson
May 15th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best source for up-to-date trail info in Gorge?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Best source for up-to-date trail info in Gorge?

What kind of info are you looking for - current conditions (eg, snow), what's still closed from the fire, ....? Closures have not really changed since last year, and all that is on the USFS Gorge website; for snow, check the snow level thread here and that should give you an idea of where the snow l...
by Bosterson
May 14th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Have you ever herd of Russia's Mt of the dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Have you ever herd of Russia's Mt of the dead?

Edit: The movie is a follow up trek to where the incident occurred so not exactly about the incident. Kind of like the Blair Witch movies but in Russia with a lot of snow. DN, didn't that movie make it so that the incident was due to Soviet alien zombie mutants or something? I am skeptical of how a...
by Bosterson
May 7th, 2021, 10:58 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: lost trekking poles
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: lost trekking poles

every minute the news industry devotes to fluff stories is a minute they're not lying to us about matters of consequence. :roll: I was hoping the clip would be that the lost trekking poles were found with Iraq's WMDs or, like, Jimmy Hoffa or something. The only reason that "story" made it to the ne...
by Bosterson
April 30th, 2021, 8:48 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Mt. Hebo Meadow Mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Mt. Hebo Meadow Mystery

It looks like the meadow maybe got flooded with a silty layer of water and the mud on top of the water dried as the water soaked down into the ground, leaving a mud crust on top of the grass. (Unless those are actually leaves - I can't make your photos big enough to see that. ;) )
by Bosterson
April 29th, 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Augspurger Mt, alleged "Cascade Crest Trail", powerline loop
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: Augspurger Mt, alleged "Cascade Crest Trail", powerline loop

I've been to the top of the basalt nubbin. It's steep on the backside and then a sheer cliff on the front. It reminded me of Mt Kiesano, so I called it Mt Wiesano since it's in Washington. :lol: I hadn't realized this was a necromanced thread from 2016, and Bruce already answered my question about w...