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by dmthomas49
February 7th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: is Columbia Omni-Heat effective?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: is Columbia Omni-Heat effective?

My review after short trip around Wahkeena-Multnomah loop. The long sleeve omni-heat shirt was too warm. Had to take off my top layer and was down to just the omni-heat shirt until a bit on the ridge where the wind was blowing. I now know why I don't use this shirt very often. I should carry it as a...
by dmthomas49
February 7th, 2021, 7:14 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: is Columbia Omni-Heat effective?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: is Columbia Omni-Heat effective?

Just put on my Omniheat base layer long sleeve shirt that I had not used this year. Sitting in house before hike and now remembering why I don’t wear this too often. Sometimes it gets me too warm. I will try it today and report back results.
by dmthomas49
January 27th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 28
Views: 1197

Re: 2021 Snow Level

On the 420 trail today between Wahkeena and Multnomah Basin, there was between 3-6 in. Was slushy in Multnomah basin but on the ridge was firm.
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Neat pick up stick logs on Wiesendanger Falls.
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by dmthomas49
December 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Slide emerging on Larch Mountain Trail 441?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Slide emerging on Larch Mountain Trail 441?

Looked about the same today when I went by. I think all the heavy rain coming in will cause this to move further.
I think we need to change the name of one of our forums to “Off Trail Chip Reports”! 😁
by dmthomas49
October 30th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Goats on St Helens - 10-29-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 371

Goats on St Helens - 10-29-2020

It was a beautiful day for a hike in late October. Coming up the Ape Canyon trail we had great views. Because of the lack of snow, goats were much easier to find. IMG_1001.JPG High up on the top of the mountain. IMG_1019.JPG On small cone across from Ape Canyon and Loowit Trail junctions. He watched...
by dmthomas49
October 29th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2020 Snow Level
Replies: 93
Views: 10443

Re: 2020 Snow Level

Mt St Helens today from junction of Ape Canyon Trail and Loowit trail.
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by dmthomas49
October 19th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Elk Killed by Tree?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Elk Killed by Tree?

Or maybe the elk slipped, fell and hit his head on a downed tree?
by dmthomas49
October 18th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Elk Killed by Tree?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Elk Killed by Tree?

Unusual to stumble upon such an occurrence, but not such a remote possibility in the natural world: http://tetzoo.com/blog/2019/5/31/death-by-falling-rocks-and-trees I was drawn to the story because, when visiting the Pyrenees in Spain, I viewed Celia, the very last Pyrenean ibex (well, except for ...
by dmthomas49
October 18th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Elk Killed by Tree?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Elk Killed by Tree?

A women was headed this way on the trail with her dog. I forgot to mention the elk skeleton to her. I bet she had problems getting her dog past it. This trail has had a number of surprises. We also saw 6 goats way up on the mountain.
by dmthomas49
October 15th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Elk Killed by Tree?
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Elk Killed by Tree?

On the Sheep Canyon trail above the Toutle drainage there is an elk skeleton. It appears the elk was killed by a falling tree.
The tree and the elk were not here at the end of August.
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