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by Waffle Stomper
July 13th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: tick removal
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: tick removal

Chip Down wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Incidentally, it's interesting how long an extracted tick can survive. You might think it's dead, but blow on it and it will squirm around for a minute before going dormant again.
I had one squirm in a vial of rubbing alcohol for a couple days before there was no further movement.
by Waffle Stomper
June 24th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers
Replies: 435
Views: 84517

Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

What a beautiful girl.
by Waffle Stomper
May 10th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Defiance Early Season Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Mt Defiance Early Season Snow

Urinal Scorpion, that would be a pissy job to have.
by Waffle Stomper
January 25th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Where is the rage?

It's about costs, it's cheaper to plant, cheaper to harvest. Spraying the ground with herbicides removes the competition with the new trees. They can do it all at once rather than in multiple harvest cycles.

There is no easy answer. I just don't want to see it on public lands.
by Waffle Stomper
January 24th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Where is the rage?

"They" argue you need clearcuts because Douglas Fir won't grown back otherwise, and then do large clearcuts because it's easier. Like in those photos. Small clearcuts are probably better. So however did the Douglas Fir get here before clearcutting. I've always found that man does it better than nat...
by Waffle Stomper
January 24th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Where is the rage?

I'm not certain that there is that much free access to those private lands. Many private unharvested forests are gated, which they have a right to do. Is a commercially harvested forest that is later planted with a monoculture of trees, comparable a wheat field of identical grass, a healthier forest...
by Waffle Stomper
January 21st, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: Where is the rage?

I'd have to be naive to be surprised at the clearcutting, but what shocked me was the amount of bare land in comparison to the fire. We need to harvest wood, there is no realistic way of getting around it. But to see how well nature selectively harvested the forest as opposed to stripping the hillsi...
by Waffle Stomper
January 20th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Where is the rage?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Where is the rage?

With the new Google earth imagery I thought I'd take a tour. I remember the rage against the kids who set the fire. Where is the rage at this? It is so easy to rant against a kid who made a stupid decision, but yet nothing is said about this. My soap box for the day. Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake and c...
by Waffle Stomper
January 16th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: FYI: Google Earth now has Gorge fire imagery
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: FYI: Google Earth now has Gorge fire imagery

Very interesting, thanks for sharing that.
by Waffle Stomper
January 11th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Does Mirror Lake Trailhead Require a Sno-Park Pass?
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Does Mirror Lake Trailhead Require a Sno-Park Pass?

This is a State of Oregon Program to help with paying for snowplows. You are not supposed to park on 26 during the winter. The official trailhead is at skibowl so I would say yes.
https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Forms/DMV/6642.pdf