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by VanMarmot
September 14th, 2018, 5:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sediments Creek (Yukon Territory, Canada) 16-Aug-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Sediments Creek (Yukon Territory, Canada) 16-Aug-2018

That trail looks way too good to just be a casual "user trail". Do you think it was an old miner's trail? No, it was started - in the 1980s I think - by Sobek Expeditions, who ran the Tatshenshini back then. From what our guides said, almost every rafting trip now stops at Sediments Creek (easy lan...
by VanMarmot
September 9th, 2018, 6:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Minimum pack size / emergency supplies
Replies: 28
Views: 1879

Re: Minimum pack size / emergency supplies

I recognize that what constitutes "enough" gear is based on a series of highly personal decisions - ranging from "It'll never happen to me" to "OMG, what if I'm hit by an asteroid?" So one size isn't ever going to fit all (or even one person all the time). This post sums up my many years of fooling ...
by VanMarmot
September 7th, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Old Trip Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Old Trip Reports

Alternatively, after you sign in, go to "Quick Links" on the upper left of the page, open it, then click on "Your Posts." That will bring up a list of all the posts you initiated and all the posts you responded to. Use the search box on the upper left to pick-out the one/ones you're interested in.
by VanMarmot
September 4th, 2018, 5:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Box Camp Trail (Marble Mountain Wilderness) 03-Oct-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Box Camp Trail (Marble Mountain Wilderness) 03-Oct-2017

Do you know if it would be possible to start this trail from the end of 44N59YA? Every step saved at the start would get me one step farther at the end. There's supposed to be a gate on 44N59Y just past the parking area for the trailhead. I don't recall seeing it either because it's no longer there...
by VanMarmot
August 30th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sediments Creek (Yukon Territory, Canada) 16-Aug-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Sediments Creek Hike (Yukon Territory, Canada)

Great looking hike! Now for the most important question: how were the bugs? Not nearly as bad as we'd expected. Very few mosquitos. Some little biting flies that you didn't notice until the itching started. But not too many of those either. We've had much, much worse in the Indian Heaven or Sky Lak...
by VanMarmot
August 30th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sediments Creek (Yukon Territory, Canada) 16-Aug-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Sediments Creek (Yukon Territory, Canada) 16-Aug-2018

Earlier this month, we rafted the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers in Canada (Yukon Territory) and Alaska (Glacier Bay National Park). We’d planned this trip months in advance but were fortunate that it allowed us to escape the wildfire smoke that has been choking Southern Oregon (and inhibiting our hi...
by VanMarmot
August 10th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap - Cusick and Sacajawea - 8/2-8/5/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Eagle Cap - Cusick and Sacajawea - 8/2-8/5/18

Looks like you had a wonderful, but intense, trip to the Wallowas this year. :D Love those shots of climbing along the north ridge. And Sac and back to Portland in the same day - ah, youth... Did you recover Ben's body or is it still lying next to that creek? ;)
by VanMarmot
August 2nd, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas
Replies: 41
Views: 4796

Re: Favorite scenic spot in the Wallowas

Ice Lake is (relatively speaking) easy to get to and often crowded. But with the right lighting, Matterhorn above the west side of the lake can be quite colorful. https://photos.smugmug.com/2013-08-08-Ice-Lake-Wallowas/i-LzHPVrJ/0/b2388ba3/L/1-IMGP6379-L.jpg Ice Lake at sunrise If you’re up for a cl...
by VanMarmot
July 26th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Ice Lake to Razz Lake, Eagle Cap
Replies: 20
Views: 5131

Re: Ice Lake to Razz Lake, Eagle Cap

Has anyone attempted this route recently? I am heading up to the Wallowas this weekend and am interested in finding a route from the Lakes Basin over to Ice lake. I've also seen a report discussing another route via a lower lake ("Razzberry lake") that skirts further east over a lower ridge. If any...
by VanMarmot
July 22nd, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Substation Fire - The Deschutes
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Substation Fire - The Deschutes

retired jerry wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 11:33 am
are forest fires getting more frequent than they used to or is it just my imagination?
ODF History

Bigger ones back in the day. Maybe it feels like more because there are now more of us to notice?