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by BigBear
January 21st, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kidney Lake
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Kidney Lake

Oh good, you found my nickel. I lost that thing last spring and haven't got a decent night's sleep since. You can imagine how it must feel to lose a nickel to a penny-pincher like me. :) Good to see I made the right decision this weekend regarding a hike int he Gorge. I suspected wind and lingering ...
by BigBear
January 7th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

The issue with Adams vs USFG was that FS wanted to charge hikers, backpackers and picnickers just because amenities existed in the forest. The Circuit Court ruled that, like a restaurant which can not add a bottle of expensive champagne to your bill just because a bottle is available. You can only b...
by BigBear
December 31st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 - Totaling up your mileage & reflecting back
Replies: 5
Views: 252

2019 - Totaling up your mileage & reflecting back

Well, another year on the trail has come to an end. It's time for all of us accounting types to tally up the spreadsheet of what we did the past 12 months. The basic questions (with my answers, since I'm starting): Miles hiked in 2019: 779.7 miles Elevation gained in 2019: 20,056 feet (I had a few m...
by BigBear
December 30th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Greenleaf Slide via Two Chiefs Trail east
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Greenleaf Slide via Two Chiefs Trail east

Chip Down: "these days go fast. Google Maps says Two Chiefs east of Greenleaf Creek is just 1.8 miles, but I spent all day on it. I must be a really bad hiker." Maybe your pictures were in reverse order. You had the beer first, then you got in a fight with Cookie Monster (didn't see what you looked ...
by BigBear
December 30th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Climbing vs Hiking
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Climbing vs Hiking

The simple definition of a "climb" is when your hands touch the surface to gain footage to the next level. Yes, this includes Angels Rest and Ruckel Ridge - they are hikes with sections of the route which are class 3 scrambles (as defined below). Whereas South Sister in the late summer would be a cl...
by BigBear
December 30th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1641

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

What we need is a class action lawsuit that will get USFS' attention. The phrase "unambiguously prohibited" is somehow ambiguous. Too bad one of couldn't make a citizen's arrest. There's got to be a pro bono lawyer somewhere out there that will enforce Adams vs USFS or Bark vs USFS. They were federa...
by BigBear
December 28th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Cougars, Bears, Firearns, and Creepy Trails
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Cougars, Bears, Firearns, and Creepy Trails

There are a million sets of eyes watching your every step as you walk through the forest. Your imagination sees lions and tigers and bears. In reality, the eyes belong to prey who are watching your next move. Deer, squirrels, rabbits and birds. The concern I have is not whether or not you carry a si...
by BigBear
December 27th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Oregon 3-4 Day Backpacking Trip Suggestions for June '20
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Oregon 3-4 Day Backpacking Trip Suggestions for June '20

Let's see: you want pretty, close to Portland and not many hikers. Excuse me while I laugh hysterically to myself. Ok, now that I got that out of my system... You can have two of your three desires, but never three. You can have pretty and close, but you get crowded. You can have ugly and close, and...
by BigBear
December 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Sandy River Delta Day Use Fee begins Jan 17
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: Sandy River Delta Day Use Fee begins Jan 17

Back in the mid-90s there was a nice loop that you could walk which followed the Sandy River and along the Columbia...then the blackberry vines came back (no cows for 2 years will do that). No dogs, no people, just me, the rabbits, the river otter, and the heron. Haven't walked it since. Wonder wher...
by BigBear
December 27th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cook Hill on a winter day
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Cook Hill on a winter day

Love those winter pictures. It almost makes me want to get out there and join you...almost.

PS - I have your Wapiki Lake winter pic as my screen background this month with a teal background. Looks good from my warm chair.