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by 12XU
April 26th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 1972

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

I strongly encourage you to join attend a TKO member meeting and volunteer yourself to the executive committee. The demands on a volunteer org. like TKO are unimaginably vast.
by 12XU
January 12th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost wedding band at Saddle Mountain Trail OR
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Lost wedding band at Saddle Mountain Trail OR

This is unbelievable!
by 12XU
October 12th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail

The White River crossing is confusing, and if you look at it on google maps, you can see how a confused/unfamiliar hiker might have ended up climbing up an internal ridge instead of fully crossing to the other side. My heart goes out to his family. I'm finding it hard not to feel frustrated by his p...
by 12XU
October 12th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coldwater Lake to Johnston Ridge Run/Hike October 11 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Coldwater Lake to Johnston Ridge Run/Hike October 11 2018

I've been planning on doing a large hike to take in most of Mt. Margaret backcountry in a single day for a couple years now, but my friend wasn't feeling up for the full 24 miles, so we decided on this 14 mile teaser instead. Got a good start up to St. Helens with bikes on the car and dropped them o...
by 12XU
June 10th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badger Creek with kids June 2-3
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: Badger Creek with kids June 2-3

Great report! I'm scheming to get my 2 year old out 1 or 2 times this summer, thanks for the inspiration!
by 12XU
April 25th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9171

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

I'm a white, cis, male, I'd like to offer advice to the other white, cis, males who are feeling anxiety or confusion over this conversation. First, please try to recognize that by being a cis, white, male, you carry an enormous amount of power, yes, privilege, in all of your social encounters. Privi...
by 12XU
July 12th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star 7.7.17 via Ed's Trail
Replies: 21
Views: 2766

Re: Silver Star 7.7.17 via Ed's Trail

Just adding my 2 cents on the horrid state of road 4109. Tried to go up today in my Subaru Outback and couldn't get past the "Ditch of Doom". The angle and deepness of the ruts kept popping one of my wheels of the ground when I was trying to crawl through, despite several approaches. We had our youn...
by 12XU
October 21st, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Bikes in Wilderness area ban could be lifted...
Replies: 39
Views: 5654

Re: Bikes in Wilderness area ban could be lifted...

I've gotta say, I'm delighted with how civil and open everyone has kept this conversation. I feel like the split between mountain bikers and hikers/backpackers is often framed as two diametrically opposed groups pushing against each other. I count myself in both camps, I love hiking and backpacking ...
by 12XU
September 14th, 2016, 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline in a day, 9-10-16
Replies: 1
Views: 2876

Timberline in a day, 9-10-16

Two summers ago, I attempted to backpack the Timberline in 3 nights with a friend who ended up carrying the horse, cart, and kitchen sink on his back. By the end of day 1, we'd only made it to Ramona Falls and he was hurting very badly, so we camped and retraced our steps the next day, a pretty demo...
by 12XU
September 25th, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coe Creek, The Mooney Tarn & an Elliot Crossing - 2014/09/21
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: Coe Creek, The Mooney Tarn & an Elliot Crossing - 2014/0

Really great trip report! The photo of the wing is super interesting, and I think you've posted some of the best Elliot crossing photos I've seen on here. Thanks!