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by bobcat
February 19th, 2021, 10:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike Without a Car: Mt. Hood Express (MHX) Bus to Timberline
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Hike Without a Car: Mt. Hood Express (MHX) Bus to Timberline

Your blog post is very useful although a mite discouraging when the possibility of a long wait is in the cards.

I updated this Field Guide page in 2017, but of course it needs updating again. It might give you some ideas, though:

https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... sportation
by bobcat
February 19th, 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Petroglyph Lake, Hart Mtn 10/22/20
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Petrpglyph Lake, Hart Mtn 10/22/20

Yes, wandering around that rim at Petroglyph Lake is fascinating. Hart Mountain is a favorite spot, and I don't get there often enough. My last visit was in 2018: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=203116 Yes, your 'large fowl' is a sage grouse. In encountered a sage grouse resea...
by bobcat
February 17th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report for Deschutes Upper Trail with a question
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: Trip Report for Deschutes Upper Trail with a question

No, please post! Firstly, this site will become extinct if people don't post. Secondly, everyone has a different take on things, different focus, etc. Trails change from one year to the next and with the seasons.
by bobcat
February 14th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Information on Edible Plants?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Information on Edible Plants?

The only book I own on this is the Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants . It is for Eastern/Central North America but includes most of our species. However, since I'm not a forager/survivalist, I have been mainly interested in just snacking opportunities or emergency options. There are numerou...
by bobcat
February 6th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: University Falls Loop 2021-Feb-4
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: University Falls Loop 2021-Feb-4

I think the loop is better with snow - or in the spring when there is more color. Thanks for the updates for the Field Guide. I've made the changes.
by bobcat
February 6th, 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Shipwreck on the Warrior Rock Trail?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Shipwreck on the Warrior Rock Trail?

The UFO boat is on Collins Beach (and still there I believe) - south of the Warrior Rock Trailhead. A number of years ago, there was a boat ("ship" is a bit charitable) stuck on the strand south of Warrior Rock but it's been gone a few years now. This photo was taken in 2006: Sauvie Island rusted hu...
by bobcat
February 5th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Bright green goop in a warm spring
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Bright green goop in a warm spring

It's a cyanobacterium. The components resemble something from the genus Nostoc (mare's eggs). You can see good examples in Clackamas Lake (near Timothy Lake). It's actually quite an interesting and ancient life form, especially to pedants and geeks.
by bobcat
February 3rd, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds
Replies: 61
Views: 1816

Re: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds

Bosterson wrote:
February 2nd, 2021, 5:22 pm
the rainbow of golden funding from Congress does not seem likely any time soon.
Conceded. But life would be pretty grim if we gave up all hope!
by bobcat
February 3rd, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Lost Corral Trail - 2-2-21
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Cottonwood Canyon - Lost Corral Trail - 2-2-21

Nice day! Thanks for the info on the closures. I'll update the Field Guide.
by bobcat
February 2nd, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds
Replies: 61
Views: 1816

Re: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds

I'm a little more philosophical about this, I guess. these are people who view public lands as just another city park. The city parks are chocablock, too. During the week, I run through neighborhood streets and parks, but since COVID began I've run around the parks to avoid the crowds which seem to ...