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by pcg
July 11th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?

Honda Civic will be fine all the way if you’re careful. The worst section is the unpaved portion of 23, which you miss if you come from Randle. Lots of potholes. If you’re coming from Portland I would go via Randle.
by pcg
July 10th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?

Yes, open and repaired with a fancy new concrete and steel creek crossing. Small landslides were falling onto the last little spur that goes up to the trailhead on Tuesday, necessitating a careful drive around and causing me to lose some sleep the next three nights, but when I came back down to my t...
by pcg
July 10th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Found a backpacking accessory...
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Found a backpacking accessory...

Wednesday in the Dark Divide, at the intersection of Juniper Ridge and Sunrise Peak trails. Tell me what you lost and I’ll arrange to get it back to you.
by pcg
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Anyone able to identify these tracks?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Anyone able to identify these tracks?

I don’t believe so Jerry. In this hard-packed substrate I believe a raccoon walking would likely leave no sign. I think the thing that looks like a hand (which is too big for raccoon, and has incorrect toe arrangement for raccoon or bear) is not a single track, but several indirectly registered trac...
by pcg
July 4th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Anyone able to identify these tracks?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Anyone able to identify these tracks?

I'm not sure what this is, but nothing indicates bear to me. My first thought is that this could be multiple registers of deer tracks. Gravel is usually a horrible subsrate for track ID. My sloppy drawing...
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by pcg
June 28th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Weird three-celled "nest" on rock
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Weird three-celled "nest" on rock

Yes, and we have them in the PDX area, though rare. I find their nests occasionally. BTW they are harmless, despite their appearance. I grew up with them in south Texas and they never bother people.
by pcg
June 27th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: green cable on Lolo Pass Rd.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: green cable on Lolo Pass Rd.

Yes, today there are spools of fiber staged on Lolo Pass Rd. down towards Zig Zag, and all kinds of equipment in place higher up the road to bury cable. I'm guessing the green cable will be taken up.
by pcg
June 22nd, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: green cable on Lolo Pass Rd.
Replies: 3
Views: 296

green cable on Lolo Pass Rd.

Anyone have any info about the green cable along Lolo Pass Rd.? The signs say "rural Internet" and "no copper" so I assume it's fiber. Maybe it's been there awhile, but I haven't been up there since November and just noticed it last week. It's obviously temporary, but wow, what an expense for a temp...
by pcg
June 18th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: cross on Silver Star Mountain summit

This symbol has many connotations, of course. One that comes to mind is that it’s a symbol of the colonizers who arrived here a few hundred years ago and proceeded to decimate the native people, eradicate their religion (this mountain was sacred to them, as indicated by the vision quest sites on the...
by pcg
June 11th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Margaret Backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Mt. Margaret Backpacking

adamschneider wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 3:09 pm
cfm wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 9:49 am
Went up in the snow this past fall, it was a little sketchier:
cfm's photo makes it look much scarier than it is.
Isn't that the point of photos posted on the Internet?