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by pcg
March 21st, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rogue River March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Rogue River March 2019

Skunks are naturally very docile, except for some old males who can get cranky. This time of year they are coming out of semi-hibernation and are out and about at daytime. They are reluctant to spray and will stamp their feet and do a handstand before they use their limited supply of smelly stuff. T...
by pcg
February 28th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nick Eaton Ridge snowshoe, Feb. 27th
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Nick Eaton Ridge snowshoe, Feb. 27th

Thanks for sharing Don. I'm jealous of everyone that's getting out now! I don't know what model of MSRs you have, but I have the Lightning Ascents, which a lot of people seem to have. They don't give much flotation compared to other snowshoes, but you can buy flotation tails for them. I don't have t...
by pcg
February 22nd, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: TICKS
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: TICKS

I've never been bothered much by ticks, but I do treat my clothes with pyrethrin. Also, from mid-July until Labor Day, I basically take time off from hiking. During that time there are just too many people, flies, and mosquitoes in the mountains and it's generally too hot for me. At any one time any...
by pcg
February 22nd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: 4 person backpacking tent?
Replies: 21
Views: 4403

Re: 4 person backpacking tent?

They claim that (with options) their tents can withstand 160mph winds, which is amazing . :o We've spent a couple nights in our (Stephenson Warmlite) tent when I suspect gusts were approaching 100 mph. This is a guess, but earlier in the day, when the wind was less, we were literally being blown of...
by pcg
February 16th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Scorpions in Oregon
Replies: 20
Views: 9979

Re: Scorpions in Oregon

I grew up with scorpions as a young boy in South Texas. We were taught to shake out our sheets at night and our shoes in the morning. No one in our family was ever stung, but on two different occasions visitors were. Not really that bad though, at least not the variety we had... https://www.youtube....
by pcg
January 3rd, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19

Fun trip! Years ago I spent a cold muddy day crawling through mine tunnels in that area. Some were cribbed and some were not. I remember some of the tunnels went back at least a hundred feet before branching off into other tunnels. Also most had metal track still in place. It looks like the track ha...
by pcg
January 1st, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)

another year, another Bennett Pass snowshoe :) did you take highway 26 by Government Camp? How was traffic? I've seen horrible reports I managed to convince wife and son to get out for a snowshoe adventure yesterday. We got a late start and by the time we got to ZigZag at around 9:30 AM traffic was...
by pcg
December 21st, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.
Replies: 29
Views: 1464

Re: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.

...My current boots are Lowa. Leather on the outside. It's been splitting a little on the sides about even with the base of my little toe. I put McNett seam grip on it and using it for a couple more trips... I've found the trick is to put seam grip on all the seams BEFORE I ever use them. Instant u...
by pcg
October 13th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: more berry ID
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: more berry ID

adamschneider wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 4:36 pm
pcg wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 8:44 am
I actually like them both, though OG can be a bit tart, like blue elderberry. Salal taste wonderful to me, but are a bit leathery. I eat them in pancakes. :D
"A bit tart"?! Oregon-grapes are one of the sourest things I've ever tasted. :shock:
:lol:
by pcg
October 13th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: more berry ID
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: more berry ID

adamschneider wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Definitely currants. Probably stink currant (Ribes bracteosum).
Thanks Adam!