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by pcg
December 27th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wahkeena - Multnomah Cat Tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Wahkeena - Multnomah Cat Tracks

Beautiful cougar tracks and great observation re. the gait. Cougars normally walk in an overstep pattern - hind foot falls in front of front foot. When you see a direct register diagonal walk (which is what the photo shows and what you described - hind falling directly or almost directly on front) i...
by pcg
December 19th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lots of Snow/Rain in Forecast, bad idea to snowshoe right afterwards?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Lots of Snow/Rain in Forecast, bad idea to snowshoe right afterwards?

Location. location. location... the avalanche danger would be extreme when a new layer of precipitation lands on existing snow. It takes 48 hours for the new layer "bond". I was up snow shoeing yesterday and notice a layer of hoar frost on the snow. Beautiful to behold but it makes for a weak bond ...
by pcg
December 13th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Loading images
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Loading images

retired jerry wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 6:54 am
click "attachments", click "Add files", select the picture, position the cursor where you want the picture, click "Place inline"...
Thanks!
Thea.jpg
by pcg
December 13th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Loading images
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Loading images

justpeachy wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 6:15 am
Some people upload images right here on the site...
How do you do that? I thought the only way to include an image in a post was to link to something like Flickr.
by pcg
November 28th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: GAIA and snow depth
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: GAIA and snow depth

adamschneider wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 9:03 am
I don't think there's any way you're going to get that kind of interactivity from a layer in a mapping app. You're gonna have to fire up a browser.
Or wait for you to write an app...
BTW thank you for what I use now. Very useful to me.
http://adamschneider.net/hiking/snow_depth.html
by pcg
November 27th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

elijaHayes wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 10:42 pm
I'm wondering if there's any reason to not hike cross country in the forest
Brush alder, downed trees, devils club, hornets, and those damned trip sticks you can't see because, well, you're off trail and you can't see your feet.
by pcg
November 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

The really big best practice that I would stress is Leave No Digital Trace . Good point and easy to overlook. When I first got an inReach I walked all over my property testing it out, leaving breadcrumb tracks. A couple years ago someone posted a heat map online of where people had been hiking. Out...
by pcg
November 27th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: GAIA and snow depth
Replies: 5
Views: 337

GAIA and snow depth

I’m trying to get useful info on snow depth from my GAIA app and not having much success. For example, when I overlay the NOAA snow depth layer and look at Mt. Hood this morning, I just get a gradual shading from slightly light purple to slightly light blue, ranging from the summit all the way east ...
by pcg
November 26th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Animal tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Animal tracks?

Here's some photos of bobcat tracks I took on Harts Pass last fall. Direct register walk coming up a hill in fresh snow... PA040944.jpg Closeup of a single-register track at top of hill... PA040975.jpg Same bobcat on wind-blown hardpack on hilltop. Note how it's moving its front feet around lightly ...
by pcg
November 25th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Animal tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: Animal tracks?

Wish I had taken more time to capture a better pic but I was tired and trying to beat sunset. Tracks weren't there on my climb up, only the descent. I'll post 2 more pics I took from my video clips. I unfortunately doubt it will confirm anyone's beliefs but oh well. There was a thin layer of soft i...