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by drm
October 8th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 546

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

We went in East Crater on Sunday and did the Lemei Lake/PCT loop, with a spur up to Deep Lake for a glorious sunny lunch. Lots of mud is true, but you didn't mention the amazing mushrooms all over. Many are post-frozen and decaying, some were still frozen hard late in the morning. There were some mu...
by drm
October 8th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)

Hmmm - I wonder if all AWD systems are programmed to work in reverse? And even for traditional 4WD, there is no separate compound low. But then, if you're driving a tercel, you've got none of those in forward either. Sure, I can imagine if a road is at the extreme limit for what a car can do, backin...
by drm
October 7th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: driving bennet pass road/gunsight butte (gumjuwac area)

Water wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 10:54 pm
I've got no clue what you'd do.
Back up. Drivers on technical terrain need to have that ability in their driving repertoire.
by drm
October 2nd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lemei Rock & Lake Wapiki Sept 30 (!!)
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Lemei Rock & Lake Wapiki Sept 30 (!!)

Nice, Don. I'm assuming that you didn't climb Lemei Rock in the snow.

I guess it is now going to be full soggy season in IH when that snow melts.
by drm
October 2nd, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Find a Different Hike
Replies: 3
Views: 14341

Re: Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Find a Different Hike

That map indicates that Benson Way is closed, but it has been open for a long time. I hiked it last year and there were no signs until you got to Hunter's Camp, where the Ruckel Creek trail going down is closed below the camp. I also have to wonder what's up with the lower section of the Wyeth Trail...
by drm
October 1st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments...cut short
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Enchantments...cut short

And of course the Forest Service gave you a rain check for next August? No?

What can we say. Early October may have the draw or the larches, but it is early October.
by drm
September 30th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019

The best advice for avoiding crowds in the popular season is don't do this: as described in Lorraine's "Backpacking Oregon" Even better is don't camp at lakes. Nonetheless there are plenty of options. I camped at Jewett Lake at peak season in August and there were one or two other groups there each ...
by drm
September 29th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019

I did one late September trip in the Wallowas. The mornings were really cold and slow to warm up. It's just a different world than in August. Sounds like even if the weather had held for you, an extra day up at Ice Lake and above would have been without photos.
by drm
September 26th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 134
Views: 7448

Re: 2019 Snow Level

August was like September should be and September has been like October should be. So get ready for November to start in a few days.
by drm
September 12th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1131

Re: GPS Beacons?

When I got my Garmin Inreach Mini, I also thought of a Spot, but I never heard of the ACR ResQLink. It didn't come in my online searches and nobody mentioned it to me. Everybody I know who has one has a Garmin Inreach of some sort and I was told that Spot had poor performance. I didn't get the Garmi...