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by BigBear
January 20th, 2022, 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lyle Cherry Orchard Slip & Slide, Jan. 16, 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Lyle Cherry Orchard Slip & Slide, Jan. 16, 2022

That brings back memories. For the best results, sit down at the start, holding a rope and have two friends holding the rope ends. They run half way down the length of the plastic slide and let the momentum carry you the rest of the way and into the grass. My other favorite: HIPPITY-HOP: just bounce...
by BigBear
January 18th, 2022, 2:49 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 283
Views: 60495

Re: Happy Birthday!

Awww, and it wasn't even Kelly's birthday.
by BigBear
January 18th, 2022, 2:48 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Gate? What gate?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Gate? What gate?

Just wondering, Chip, is a hacksaw one of your ten essentials? :)
by BigBear
January 18th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22

Hiked up to Iowa Hill on Monday. Probably a half-dozen cars when we started and a half-dozen free spaces when we stopped. Most of the trail users seemed to have limited their exploration to the upper end of the Woodland trail (1 to 3-mile journeys). It's kinda scary to think of the popularity of thi...
by BigBear
January 18th, 2022, 2:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lyle Cherry Orchard Slip & Slide, Jan. 16, 2022
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Lyle Cherry Orchard Slip & Slide, Jan. 16, 2022

Yep, that good ole Missoula mud. Your results will NOT vary on Burdoin Mountain's east face or Tom McCall Point. And if you are looking for the same fun without the drive, Forest Park's non-gravel trails offer the same silt splashed up onto the hills from those 80-or-so Missoula Floods. When dried, ...
by BigBear
January 16th, 2022, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Gate? What gate?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Gate? What gate?

I was thinking closer to Gillette Lake but wanted to keep the location somewhat of a mystery.
by BigBear
January 15th, 2022, 6:38 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: indecisive creek
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: indecisive creek

I have seen this several times in the alpine where the ground is firm enough in places for the creek to be above ground and loose enough in other places to trickle beneath the rocks. One that comes to mind is Mountain Creek on Diamond Peak. It flows out of the ground at the PCT. But this creek has a...
by BigBear
January 15th, 2022, 6:32 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Gate? What gate?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Gate? What gate?

I'm thinking this picture was taken in Skamania County.
by BigBear
January 5th, 2022, 7:04 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Reopening Oneonta Gorge?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Reopening Oneonta Gorge?

I had not hiked up the Oneonta Gorge since the late 1990s. Back then there might be a half dozen people wading through the creek from the falls back to the highway bridge. It's not just the number of people in that photo which is surprising, its what's not in the photo: all of the cars.
by BigBear
January 1st, 2022, 5:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: so, how many miles did you manage in 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 645

so, how many miles did you manage in 2021

It's that time of the year again when I like to review the year and see what I accomplished. For me, not that much, just 643 miles and most of those were local. I did manage several new routes this year: Dry Creek (Tapper Creek), Umbrella Falls Loop (I hadn't done the loop previously, just the up an...