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by retired jerry
May 19th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Any Rules When Backpacking
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Any Rules When Backpacking

learn how to poop in a cathole, for example https://lifehacker.com/learn-how-to-dig ... 1782308828

leave no trash

if you see any trash that others have left pick it up and take it with you
by retired jerry
May 19th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

"If excessive hikers is harming wildlife, who have already been chased out of the vast majority of their original habitat, or the environment, then I am pretty hardcore as saying too bad if you don't like the restrictions. Then you have to find some place else and just get used to it." definitely bu...
by retired jerry
May 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 66
Views: 2338

Re: 2019 Snow Level

I've done that before on Badger Creek trail - removed limbs so it's passable. Had to walk around the root end. Must be time for a repeat trip.

Hopefully the Goshawk won't attack me and knock my hat off.
by retired jerry
May 18th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Backpacking Whetstone Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Backpacking Whetstone Ridge

1 liter soda bottles re-used. 3 or 4 for 1 night depending on how hot it is.
by retired jerry
May 18th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

"So the best way to get people off of popular trails, and onto less used trails, is the internet. There is no other substitute that will be nearly as effective at getting hikers onto less utilized trails. There is also no other medium more effective at promoting good hiking ethics, LNT principles, e...
by retired jerry
May 17th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 37
Views: 669

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Thanks Meiyong for your opinion "I found this place a long time ago, and now I'm claiming it as mine. Only the special people I deem worthy may enter and no one else is allowed to go there." resonates with me I don't mind telling people about a special place to me. If I start seeing other people the...
by retired jerry
May 17th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input

and up for debate whether that's the most difficult crossing :)

Newton Creek, White River, Sandy River,...

The new approach to the Eliot crossing is much better. In my opinion
by retired jerry
May 16th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 148
Views: 4321

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

ahhh... so untrammeled doesn't really say whether humans should be restricted from going there, just that humans shouldn't control it the rest of the sentence says that humans should just visit but not stay it doesn't really help with the question whether the number of human visitors should be limit...
by retired jerry
May 15th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 148
Views: 4321

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

I've never thought about it much, I assumed it meant something like untrampled

googled definition "not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered"

that would seem to mean it was intended that people be able to go into Wilderness without restriction?
by retired jerry
May 15th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 148
Views: 4321

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Just an attempt at humor - I think the FS was very transparent. Too many people so they're going to restrict to make fewer people.