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by BigBear
February 19th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A snowy day in the Gorge
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: A snowy day in the Gorge

Spending Valentines Day with the one you love...Dog Mtn. in the snow. It's good to see you're starting to transition away from "throwing caution tot he wind" and balancing a trek through cold, windy elements on Dog for a couch in front of a fireplace with a cup of hot mocha. Or is that me? I'm optin...
by BigBear
February 11th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: unplanned bivy stories
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: unplanned bivy stories

After 29,900 miles of hiking (getting close to 30K), I have zero unplanned bivy trips. Yes, you read that right: zero. I start early enough, plan my route and when I take a wrong turn I stop and reassess (not continue on and hope I pick up some other trail later int he day)...and I have been blessed...
by BigBear
January 24th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Vines
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Vines

Thanks, Adam. I've seen this plant before but always thought it to be some kind of conifer vine, never would have gone with moss.
by BigBear
January 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Idea for Trailhead Parking App
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Idea for Trailhead Parking App

It's an interesting idea. It might be a bit slow getting off the ground, but over time, more users would make it a better site. One way to get more users it to think in terms of the the most busy trailheads and put the whole thing on one site (attached to oregonhikers.org so we don't have to go try ...
by BigBear
January 23rd, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Where is the rage?

Interesting comparison between an act of arson and a clearcut. Neither of these situations fits into my definition of a scenic forest. One involves bidding for a government contract, putting people to work and hopefully harvesting resources for homeowners (and not resulting in the export of raw mate...
by BigBear
January 15th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Fungus ID
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Fungus ID

It looks like Pseudotsuga menziesii to me. I'll wait until the logger's skill advances to wooden bears before I contemplate picking one.
by BigBear
January 8th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 107
Views: 14626

Re: Happy Birthday!

...and I fully support the releasing of colorful mylar balloons with images. I have a wish: to find a Minions balloon somewhere int he forest. That would really make my day. Perhaps I'd be more outraged by the HB balloons if these other items were not present along the trail: 1) pooh bags that never...
by BigBear
January 8th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Book about trail history?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Book about trail history?

Don & Roberta Lowe's hiking guides from the 60s and early 70s might fit some of the bill. Not all of the trails in their books currently exist or have been re-routed. The Indian Heaven book (out of print) lists the old routes of the day, too.
by BigBear
January 4th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Government shutdown = garbage and feces at National Parks
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Government shutdown = garbage and feces at National Parks

There is an element that will ignore the rules (written, posted or really-well posted) whether or not rangers are their to write citations or slap the cuffs on the violators. Human arrogance is just getting worse all of the time - perhaps its our "role model" back in the Oval Office that is setting ...
by BigBear
January 4th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 770

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

yes, it is possible I hit "Preview" since it is next to "Submit" I have been known to have fat fingers (or narrow keys).