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by retired jerry
April 20th, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best trail car/truck
Replies: 6
Views: 60

Re: Best trail car/truck

pickups have good ground clearance. I have a Tacoma. 2WD.
by retired jerry
April 13th, 2021, 4:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt. Hood low elevation snow bridge collapse rescue
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Mt. Hood low elevation snow bridge collapse rescue

wow! great story! great it ended well. Thanks for posting.

nice it was in good weather and you were in cell phone range

inreach would tell them your location which would be helpful

I go out by myself also. Not too much deep snow though. I'll have to keep this in mind.
by retired jerry
April 12th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: covid vaccines currently available
Replies: 25
Views: 1435

Re: covid vaccines currently available

In a couple months things should get much better. More supply. More people already vaccinated so less demand. If you sign up at getvaccinated.oregon.gov they'll email you with an invitation to get an appointment which is routine, no overloaded crashing website with a mob of people vying for a vaccin...
by retired jerry
April 10th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Free Bridge (Deschutes River) 4-8-21
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Free Bridge (Deschutes River) 4-8-21

I didn't know you could get there from there. I'll have to check that out sometime, thanks. I was just looking at it on topo map.
by retired jerry
April 9th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Early season recommendations - Wallowas, Hells Canyon
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Early season recommendations - Wallowas, Hells Canyon

same here I just close it and restart what I like about the adam link is you can hit "usgs topo" which overlays on top so you can see exactly where the snow is another thing is, on any of those, if it shows any snow at all, there's probably too much on any road to drive on it, or mountain passes are...
by retired jerry
April 8th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Hi I'm Alex and I like to hike

welcome

lot's of good hiking and backpacking in Pacific Northwest, you've come to the right place
by retired jerry
April 8th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Who else got their central cascades permit today?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Who else got their central cascades permit today?

I was looking at overnight backpack in Olympic National Park. They charge a $6 permit fee plus $8 per night. Plus they have a limited number of people allowed per day.
by retired jerry
April 8th, 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Who else got their central cascades permit today?
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: Who else got their central cascades permit today?

hmmm... I don't think it's legal for them to charge for access to the National Forest they can charge for parking at a trailhead to pay for the amenities there so, maybe they can charge for the cost of administering the permit? my complaint is they're restricting the number of people that can go on ...
by retired jerry
April 8th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Warning/note about East Gorge Flower Season
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Warning/note about East Gorge Flower Season

"bring your tick spray"

just to be clear, you want to apply permethrin at home and let it dry, like over night

on pants, gaiters, socks,...

don't apply permethrin to your skin, unhealthful

you could apply DEET to your skin
by retired jerry
April 8th, 2021, 5:06 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Early season recommendations - Wallowas, Hells Canyon
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Early season recommendations - Wallowas, Hells Canyon

nice stretch of weather next week.

I'm thinking about a trip to the coast of the Olympics in northwest Washington