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by dmthomas49
November 27th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Mountain 11-24-18
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Archer Mountain 11-24-18

Nice report. We did this early summer. Are there still ribbons on trees at the top to mark the trail? We found difficulty finding the trail at the top.
by dmthomas49
November 25th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: More Wahkeena - Multnomah Loop - 11-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 306

More Wahkeena - Multnomah Loop - 11-25-2018

First, I want to thank all the people that worked on the trails in the Gorge! Without them, we would not be hiking today. We decided to drive the old route 30 and see what it looked like. The Angels Rest Trailhead parking already had about 20-25 cars parking there at about 7:40. When we came back at...
by dmthomas49
November 9th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Don Nelsen wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:45 pm


That is an excellent time! I was up there yesterday too but I was a wuss compared to your "Up Dog" time. It took me 1:22 to go up (but 1:01 down).
I may have seen you at the top. I was up there at about 9:30 and talked to someone about the fog. Was that you?
by dmthomas49
November 9th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

K.Wagner wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 12:27 pm
If you really want to build the endurance, go on a good cross country "hike" with Don!
Don would likely kick my butt on a longer hike from reading his trip reports. :)
by dmthomas49
November 9th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

I do some gym work but mostly a little cycle and a little stair master (not a lot), and some weights. My other main exercise is about 2-3 times a week, do a 5 mile fast walk around Round Lake, LaCamas creek. This is at the fastest walking pace I can do, maybe 4 MPH.
by dmthomas49
November 7th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

Did what I call a "Work out hike" today at Dog. Since my knees do not allow me to run any more, this makes for a good aerobic workout. I miss being able to run, even on trails. Up Dog in 1:15. Down Dog (not the yoga pose) in 1:03. Mileage is 3.8 each way. Unfortunately, the clouds socked in the summ...
by dmthomas49
November 6th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

At 69, it is getting harder to do long steep hikes. My training to do South Sister with my daughter this past September consisted of fast hikes with mileage of about 7 miles and elevation gain in the 2,000 range. My 2 main hikes were Hamilton Mountain and Dog Mountain. My pace is between 2.5 and 3 M...
by dmthomas49
October 20th, 2018, 7:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Your Best Owl Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Your Best Owl Photos

I like your photos!
by dmthomas49
October 9th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Critter ID
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Critter ID

Nutria?
by dmthomas49
October 8th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best Trails for finding mushrooms
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Best Trails for finding mushrooms

Thanks Jerry. I definitely need identification skills!