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by BigBear
July 25th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ross Lake East Bank Trail - North Cascades NP
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Ross Lake East Bank Trail - North Cascades NP

Nice report. I hiked on the west trail about 25 years ago. Your pics brought back some memories.
by BigBear
July 18th, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: puzzling story of Nevada hiker lost on trail for four days
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: puzzling story of Nevada hiker lost on trail for four days

Four days on a trail and he didn't see anyone? I think we have a place to hike where there's actual solitude. :)
by BigBear
July 18th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: this is not how you flag a trail
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: this is not how you flag a trail

I'm thinking there's a pot farm at the end of that flagged trail and one of its best customers marked the trees. Truthfully, you have to be somewhat incapacitated to need that many visual ques.
by BigBear
July 13th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove avalanche
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Elk Cove avalanche

Thanks for sharing. It's quite something to see - like an old growth smoothy (ice, trees & rocks). The first of the stone shelters to be taken out was Elk Cove from an avalanche. It's mentioned in the Don & Roberta Lowe hiking guide. The Lamberson Butte shelter was hit by lightening, and in the earl...
by BigBear
July 13th, 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail Reopened
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Eagle Creek Trail Reopened

I'm still in the long line backup up to Troutdale hoping to get a parking place. I think one is coming up at 2:14 am on Thursday. Good thing I packed extra batteries for my headlamp. :) Actually it will be a while before I walk on that trail. Don't forget to wear a helmet while you hike. A rock slid...
by BigBear
July 13th, 2021, 5:42 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Multnomah Falls reservations return
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Multnomah Falls reservations return

We buy 'em books, and buy em' books, and they just can't seem to read them. Be happy they changed the exit to a straight shot into the parking lot, it used to be a clover leaf from the left lane into the parking lot. That didn't last long because of all the accidents. Now the practice is just to sto...
by BigBear
July 13th, 2021, 5:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Hood National Forest Blowdown Update
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Mt Hood National Forest Blowdown Update

justpeachy: We leave Portland at 8 am so we're probably in ZigZag around 9 am. Yes, this past weekend they were open, but last month the rest rooms were locked on two occasions and the ranger station had a closed sign both times as well as a third time when we didn't bother to even stop.
by BigBear
July 11th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Mystery object: Nascent Indian pipe?
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: Mystery object: Nascent Indian pipe?

I thought the mystery plant had already been correctly identified as gnome plant.
by BigBear
July 11th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Multnomah Falls reservations return
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Multnomah Falls reservations return

This is disappointing, but the parking lot fills so fast, I guess something has to be done. I guess I'm going to need to get a cell phone if this reservation thing is going to effect places when I'm on vacation. Yuck, I hate the idea of being a slave to my technology. I go on vacation to get away fr...
by BigBear
July 11th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: snow is melting on Mt Hood
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: snow is melting on Mt Hood

Snow melting in the summer when the temperature reaches the mid-seventies at Timberline. Hmmm. Never would have guessed that would happening - I thought the snowpack increased when it got hot. Silly me. I'm not understanding the significance of the video. Snow is melting and its running off in the s...