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by retired jerry
August 6th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

okay, maybe on the $1200. It would be better if you could redirect to unemployed though

eliminating the payroll tax is even worse - the unemployed people that need it are excluded, it just goes to the people that don't need it
by retired jerry
August 6th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Hiking plans during the COVID crisis

That all is really sad. So many people are financially screwed, others being paid the same as normal. Normally, I can see the criticism of "welfare". I hope congress will agree on an extension of aid. Please, no $1200 checks to people that are employed like normal, or on social security, that's just...
by retired jerry
August 4th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020

I've seen them on Mt Hood, the Wallowas, Trinity Alps

Found a dead mammal in one of them? That's pretty good evidence to support the mammal tunnel theory :)
by retired jerry
August 4th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020

The pocket gophers dig the tunnel in the snow? That would make sense. The "section of grass" is consistent with being bedding The tubes are fairly uniform in diameter which would be consistent with mammal tunnels Sometimes the tubes traverse a slope rather than go downhill which would be consistent ...
by retired jerry
August 4th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020

Nice report, nice area up there I was up there a couple weeks ago but didn't get quite as far Someday I'm going to figure out those tunnels. I think as the snow melts, it forms a tunnel in the snow, then more melt water carries sediment and fills the tunnel up with it. Yeah, they're totally above gr...
by retired jerry
August 3rd, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams: King of Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Mt Adams: King of Springs

interesting, thanks

Mt Adams is east of other volcanoes so that makes sense it would be different

camping on the west side of the mountain, it seems like there's a lot of rockfall up above
by retired jerry
August 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Kueffler Road
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: Kueffler Road

If a local yelled at me for 5 minutes I'd go somewhere else, not worth the aggravation
by retired jerry
August 2nd, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020

I saw a lot of PCT thru hikers a week ago

People congregating at Zigzag overlook? Why do people do that in a pandemic? It's hard to tell from a distance, maybe they were maintaining social distance. People in one family unit don't need to social distance.
by retired jerry
August 2nd, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020

I was at Ramona Falls tralhead on the weekend, very busy, about the same as pre pandemic

Hiking in the wilderness is a fairly good pandemic activity, easier to keep social distance
by retired jerry
August 1st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: hammock camping on timberline trail
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: hammock camping on timberline trail

East side, from cloud cap to gnarl ridge doesn't have many trees for hammock