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by bobcat
May 10th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Mist Falls
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Mist Falls

Thanks. Forgot about that one!
by bobcat
May 3rd, 2021, 7:00 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Why is Buck Creek-Wicky Shelter Loop Hike listed as not backpackable?
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Why is Buck Creek-Wicky Shelter Loop Hike listed as not backpackable?

I wouldn't get too hung up on semantics if you have a hammock and/or will carry water. The FG designation, just to be consistent (and traditional), refers to a route with established campsites, water nearby. Obviously, if you have a hammock and there are trees, you can set up for the night almost an...
by bobcat
May 3rd, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Collings Mountain Loop (Siskiyous) 4-28-21
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Collings Mountain Loop (Siskiyous) 4-28-21

I have to confess that I was attracted to this hike because of what is billed as the world’s only genuine Bigfoot trap. In 1974, a serious-sounding organization called the North American Wildlife Research Team responded to a miner’s report of 18-inch human-like footprints near Grouse Creek by buildi...
by bobcat
May 2nd, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Maps Showing Areas Closed Due to Fires Last Year
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Maps Showing Areas Closed Due to Fires Last Year

Thanks for posting these! Interesting to see how extensive the Clackamas closure is.

Since I was just down there, here's the Rogue River-Siskiyou's closure information for the Slater and Devil fires:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 907010.pdf
by bobcat
May 1st, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Bank Habitat 4-27-21
Replies: 1
Views: 389

North Bank Habitat 4-27-21

The BLM’s 6,000-acre North Bank Habitat Management Area above Whistlers Bend on the North Umpqua River, once a sprawling cattle ranch, was purchased to offer a haven to one of only two remaining populations of Columbian white-tailed deer (the other is on the lower Columbia River). This subspecies of...
by bobcat
April 30th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Earth Day in Spring Basin Wilderness - 04/22/2021
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Earth Day in Spring Basin Wilderness - 04/22/2021

The spring on the topo map (up the lowest side canyon) had no surface water beginning of May last year, but the ground was damp and there were lots of green weeds. Maybe cfm's spring is a better bet.
by bobcat
April 30th, 2021, 12:38 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Mt. Hebo Meadow Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Mt. Hebo Meadow Mystery

I've never seen anything that extensive, but it looks like snow mold. It develops under a fairly persistent snow patch when the ground temperature stays above freezing. The spores proliferate because the snow acts as an insulator from the colder air temperatures. Quite an exotic find for these parts!
by bobcat
April 26th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Toggle map view
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Toggle map view

If you're using the "Area" drop down list in the Find a Hike! feature, it is rather general (e.g. not targeted to, say, a 40-mile radius from a gazillion different locations in the PNW). I'm afraid the map on the Field Guide index page (menu bar above) is your best bet then. Hikes are grouped geogra...
by bobcat
April 23rd, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tooth Rock Portage Road/Gorge Trail/HCRH Trail 4-21-21
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Tooth Rock Portage Road/Gorge Trail/HCRH Trail 4-21-21

It's been closed to public vehicular traffic for about 20 years I think. As far as opening the Tanner Butte Trail goes, I haven't heard any mention. However, TKO has begun work on the Wauna Viewpoint Trail. I've heard mention of Bell Creek, Oneonta, and Nesmith Point but now there are all these othe...
by bobcat
April 23rd, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tooth Rock Portage Road/Gorge Trail/HCRH Trail 4-21-21
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Tooth Rock Portage Road/Gorge Trail/HCRH Trail 4-21-21

In keeping with the project to check out all trails in the Gorge as they reopen after the 2017 fire, I set out from Cascade Locks and walked west on the Gorge Trail. The first part of this section, between the PCT and the junction with Historic Columbia River Highway at the tunnel under the freeway ...