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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: 246

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: 644

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: 24
Views: 984

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: 262

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: 262

Re: more berry ID

adamschneider wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Definitely currants. Probably stink currant (Ribes bracteosum).
Thanks Adam!
by pcg
October 13th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: more berry ID
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: more berry ID

retired jerry wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 8:24 am
Oregon Grape or Salal won't hurt you but they don't taste good
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
by pcg
October 13th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: more berry ID
Replies: 9
Views: 262

more berry ID

On BC west coast. They tasted good so...
retired jerry wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 4:57 pm
I ate them and survived.
Any idea what this is?
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by pcg
October 13th, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

Steve20050 wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Chile was very "anal'... Argentina maybe, maybe not... I have had good experiences with folks in both countries that made travel there fantastic.
Perfect summary. The world is full of wonderful people and the cream rises to the top with people who love and respect nature and the outdoors.
by pcg
October 12th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

Wow! Gorgeous photo! I miss the lenga forests. I found rangers in Argentina have a different attitude once they are convinced you are experienced and capable. They are also outdoor lovers and once they know you are experienced and capable they become brothers, so to speak. Chile I found to be more s...
by pcg
October 11th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail
Replies: 45
Views: 1524

Re: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail

In this situation, especially with hypothermia, a GPS would be better than a paper map... Last year this time my son did the TT solo, a few days after a big October snow storm. He was in Lambertson Butte area and began singing to himself (out of joy) and as soon as he did he heard someone yell for ...