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by Don Nelsen
December 5th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 25
Views: 874

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

I know one guy who will love this; the guy with the illegal cabin. He's been trying to decommission the trail up on the plateau for years. I'm pretty sure that the guy who built the cabin won't be back. I don't have solid evidence that this was the guy but whoever it was, he hasn't been back for ma...
by Don Nelsen
December 4th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Palmer Mill Fireplace
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Palmer Mill Fireplace

That clear cut was done in 2011 and 2012 and is private property and was posted before but doesn't seem to be posted now that the equipment has been pulled out. I think it was owned by Longview Timber.
by Don Nelsen
November 29th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Mountain 11-24-18
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Archer Mountain 11-24-18

Do you know where the names came from? I'm pretty sure these very unofficial names were given by those who've worked the network of trails up there for a long time now. Arrow and Quiver are obvious, of course. The mountain is named after Finch R. Archer who got a homestead claim on the west side of...
by Don Nelsen
November 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 56
Views: 929

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

I'm not quite ready to join a USFS lynch mob, they're just trying to do their job with limited resources But they have this attitude that if it's crowded they should just restrict usage and charge fees through recreation.gov I think they should adjust their attitude to figuring out how to deal with...
by Don Nelsen
November 9th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

That is an excellent time! I was up there yesterday too but I was a wuss compared to your "Up Dog" time. It took me 1:22 to go up (but 1:01 down). I may have seen you at the top. I was up there at about 9:30 and talked to someone about the fog. Was that you? Nope, not me! I hit the top at 1:40 and ...
by Don Nelsen
November 8th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Did what I call a "Work out hike" today at Dog. Since my knees do not allow me to run any more, this makes for a good aerobic workout. I miss being able to run, even on trails. Up Dog in 1:15. Down Dog (not the yoga pose) in 1:03. Mileage is 3.8 each way. That is an excellent time! I was up there y...
by Don Nelsen
November 7th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

I'm envious of Don:) Jerry, Thank you! I take that as a compliment! I must say though, I'm a liitle envious of you for being able to get out for overnights as much as you do. I'm such a wuss when it comes to that and I never seem to be able to get out for overnights as much as I wish I could. dn
by Don Nelsen
November 7th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

...At age 56, it's possible, I suppose, that I just need to slow down! But that's hard for me to do. I'm a pretty high-energy hiker, and I enjoy challenging hikes that don't leave a lot of time to lollygag along the trail and take lots of breaks. All of this pushes me into what younger (or more ser...
by Don Nelsen
November 6th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

We are all different and the older we get those differences can be magnified by the life we've led so I think it's hard to make too many generalizations except: As we age, it doesn't get better! The good news is that we can do a lot to both stay in top shape and, if not there already, get into top s...
by Don Nelsen
October 12th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road to Siouxon TH
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Road to Siouxon TH

I go there via a different access than you are mentioning and I've been there three times this past month. I go via FR 64 and 6403 and most of the road is fine but has lots of potholes on the final 6403 section and about 18 or 20 water bars that are high enough that most cars will have a problem unl...