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by bobcat
July 3rd, 2022, 8:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22

Just a little past the peak for many blooms but still good, I would say, although it did warm up a lot the last couple of days I was there. In normal years, the month of June is probably best.
by bobcat
July 2nd, 2022, 4:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22

Great to see different terrain and all those ponderosas. Nice part of the state to visit mid-May to mid-June if you can carefully avoid the footprints of all the big fires. I think the spider is some kind of wolf spider. It was about 2 1/2 inches long. It was the egg sac that caught my attention, o...
by bobcat
July 2nd, 2022, 8:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22
Replies: 4
Views: 334

North Warner Mountains (Oregon) 6-24-22

* Crooked Creek * The Fremont National Recreation Trail drops towards Lakeview from the north, but this segment was burned in the 2021 Bootleg Fire. The trail continues about 12 miles north of Lakeview as it heads east up Crooked Creek from the Mill Trailhead. Although the route follows an old logg...
by bobcat
July 2nd, 2022, 8:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yamsay Mountain & Hager Mountain 6-22-22
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Yamsay Mountain & Hager Mountain 6-22-22

Nice to hear from you, pablo! I didn't take a close look at that benchmark, but the FS crew did and didn't point out any spelling errors. Of course, it's an approximation of a native word (Klamath for 'north wind') so English transcription may have varied over the years.
by bobcat
July 2nd, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Beaver Creek State Natural Area, 6/26/22
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Beaver Creek State Natural Area, 6/26/22

Thanks for the report. Yes, I'd say the main advantage of those trails is that they serve as a quiet respite from the beach traffic. Always signs of wildlife there, too.
by bobcat
July 1st, 2022, 9:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Another Newbie

Welcome, longboard! Looking forward to your posts!
longboard16 wrote:
June 30th, 2022, 6:15 pm
I mean really is there a place in Oregon he has not treaded on.
Yes, I think 11 or so . . . but I'll get to them yet!
by bobcat
July 1st, 2022, 7:44 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Three-Corner Rock accessible?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Three-Corner Rock accessible?

Also, the OH Field Guide says to go up from Bridge of the Gods... why not from Washougal? Default FG directions for hikes out of Portland are from downtown (even though only a fraction of users may live there, it's suitably neutral). I just checked in Google Maps, and Bridge of the Gods is the quic...
by bobcat
June 28th, 2022, 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer Lake Area 6-23-22
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Summer Lake Area 6-23-22

* Summer Lake (Windbreak Dike) * I arrived at Summer Lake in the middle of the day. It was 89° and time for a totally exposed stroll. While deer, bears, and cougars were resting panting in the shade, Summer Lake’s avian residents seemed oblivious to the blazing sun and were either snoozing out in t...
by bobcat
June 28th, 2022, 1:39 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New study on the Bonneville landslide
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: New study on the Bonneville landslide

No oxygen for the fungi that break down the cellular material. When wood is submerged, all of the air it contains is expelled.
by bobcat
June 28th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New study on the Bonneville landslide
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: New study on the Bonneville landslide

In our climate I didn't think that those trees would last that long, they should decompose before centuries go by. The natural agents that promote decay of woody material are not present underwater (lack of oxygen). Much of the city of Venice sits atop alder and oak pilings that are at least as old...