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by BigBear
October 12th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road to Siouxon TH
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Road to Siouxon TH

It's been a number of years since I've hiked this trail because the last time I did (circa 10 years ago) my Civic did scrape on one or two of the slide areas and that took the hike off my list (especially considering the long drive). I haven't tried it now that I have a CR-V but I don't believe it c...
by BigBear
October 5th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best Easy Access Newt Sight Seeing?
Replies: 11
Views: 545

Re: Best Easy Access Newt Sight Seeing?

The most newts I've seen on a trail is the PCT immediately south of Cascade Locks... think Dry Creek Falls and the Pinnacles. On cold, wet days, I've counted several dozen. On other days, none.
by BigBear
October 5th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best Trails for finding mushrooms
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Best Trails for finding mushrooms

I know a place where I usually can find find great, edible mushrooms. They are fresh and worm free. That secret place (just a second while I check to make sure no one is looking): The produce section of the grocery store.

As far as trails go...you must be kidding. I'd never reveal that.
by BigBear
September 26th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Anyone heard of a “Mt Hood High Route” 360 Loop?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Anyone heard of a “Mt Hood High Route” 360 Loop?

After a century of exploration in the area, it is safe to say that any reasonable routes that have a worthy destination/view/etc. will already have a trail. That is to say, they have a payoff worthy of the effort and proportional to the risk. Earlier in my hiking years, I had foolishly thought there...
by BigBear
September 5th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: toughest creek crossings on Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: toughest creek crossings on Hood

I agree with "time of the day" being a major consideration in assessing a creek crossing. The colder night means less snow melt which means less water at the point of crossing. Additionally, there is more water in the creeks in June and in August due to the amount of snow still on the slopes, and ra...
by BigBear
August 2nd, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas
Replies: 41
Views: 3740

Re: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas

Carper Pass and Glacier Pass - they were two breathtaking vistas.
by BigBear
July 11th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best time of day to hike to third burroughs
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Best time of day to hike to third burroughs

Snow fields might be your bigger problem than photos. The snowfield on the northern approach (Mt. Fremont side) can present quite an issue. The south side approach will tend to be safer. The afternoon is bad because the sun would be behind the mountain. The morning is the best for pictures of the mo...
by BigBear
July 9th, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: McNeil Shelter on Borrowed Time :(
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: McNeil Shelter on Borrowed Time :(

It's still outlasted most of the others.

Elk Cove - taken out by avalanche in the 1950s
Gnarl Ridge - hit by lightening in the 1970s or 80s
Paradise Park - tree fall in 1992 or 1993

Cooper Spur and Cairn Basin are the other two survivors.
by BigBear
July 9th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: steep trails

My vote would be for Rudolph Spur. Think of it as Benson Plateau Direct. (I never hiked it because I don't like trails that hit the contour lines head-on.) Others in this category would include: Elevator Shaft Rock of Ages Munra Point Wyeth Trail (the original lookout trail...if there's a switchback...
by BigBear
July 6th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Wind River Hot Springs
Replies: 11
Views: 7256

Re: Wind River Hot Springs

I'm going to look at this from a legal perspective, not an inconvenience perspective. The No Trespassing sign makes the right/wrong behavior rather cut-and-dry. No means no. Not sure why the LEO would only focus on one person when more than one had ignored the posted sign...regardless of how many ti...