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by raveneditions
May 6th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rowena Ridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Rowena Ridge

B. sagittata is a hundred miles farther east or south. Here's the map from the Oregon Flora Project Atlas, with sagittata in red and careyana in yellow. (The Rowena dot is green because I had selected it, and it's careyana). The two species are hard to tell apart, and there has been some confusion o...
by raveneditions
October 15th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wind River Mts. 9.7-9.13 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3481

Re: Wind River Mts. 9.7-9.13 2017

Great mountain range! Both times I went to the same area because I'm a lazy bum and I figure the Big Sandy trailhead is by far the closest and easiest access to the core of the range. In 1999 there were maybe a dozen cars parked at the trailhead. In 2015, same time of year, there were 80 or 100. Hum...
by raveneditions
October 15th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wind River Mts. 9.7-9.13 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3481

Re: Wind River Mts. 9.7-9.13 2017

retired jerry wrote: is there anything half way to car camp at altitude? Sure! First off, do take Hwy 20 which is a few miles shorter and much nicer. Go to Ketchum and then northeast across Trail Creek Pass, which has several USFS campgrounds and also dispersed camping. Or, on rougher roads with far...
by raveneditions
February 5th, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Bunch of Boring Volcanoes
Replies: 22
Views: 13057

Re: A Bunch of Boring Volcanoes

My house is a few hundred feet from the water-towered summit of Cornell Mtn., a Boring volcano that happens to be perched on top of the West Hills. The extra bump makes it the highest point, I think, in the West Hills=Tualatin Mtns., or at least highest within the built-up Portland area, at 1280+. T...
by raveneditions
August 2nd, 2011, 11:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31

And Dixhuit, I agree about your perfect timing, just as the snow finishes melting and the early flowers explode and the misquotes haven't quite exploded yet and the horse packers are just starting to gear up. I don't have time to drive all the way there, so I've been thinking about the Naches R.D., ...
by raveneditions
August 2nd, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Re: Pasayten Wilderness—July 26-31

As for geologic diffs, Splintercat, the Pasayten and NoCas are not radically different the way the Siskiyous are. You could say there may be a terrane-bounding fault (the Hozomeen) dividing them, approximately, but really both the Pasayten and the NoCas are jumbles of mainly Mesozoic terranes, and i...
by raveneditions
July 31st, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ruckel Loop July 28 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Ruckel Loop July 28 2011

Yeah if you're going to do it you need to know there will be no "Ruckel Ridge Trail" signs. It starts out as the (signed, official) Buck Point Trail from the top of Eagle Creek campground, and it just keeps going up the ridge. The Field Guide does a good job on this. If you reach the top end of the ...
by raveneditions
July 29th, 2011, 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ruckel Loop July 28 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Ruckel Loop July 28 2011

What a primo hike! To spend practically all day following knife-edge ridges—but knife edges softened just barely enough to be mossy and shaded most of the time, while retaining plenty of beautiful columnar basalt spires. And then at, of all places, the very top of this 3700-foot trek, just when you'...
by raveneditions
September 30th, 2010, 10:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur Sept 27-28, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Barrett Spur Sept 27-28, 2010

A quick overnight trip to celebrate Indian Summer. Cascade blueberry, Sitka mountain-ash, and even some currants were flaming perfectly, up in the basins. There were a few blueberries left for picking. elk cove_20100928_57.jpg Where snow had lingered longest, there were still small-flowered paintbru...
by raveneditions
September 23rd, 2010, 9:09 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Which bag is better - WM 20 or Marmot Helium 15?
Replies: 12
Views: 4100

Re: Which bag is better - WM 20 or Marmot Helium 15?

If you want to save money, REI's own SubKilo is trying to be a bag in the same game as these two. I'm sure it is not equal to them, but is reasonably good and I think I got one when it was on sale for around $139. $159? Well under $200, anyway.