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by Lurch
April 30th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Cougar Rock Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Cougar Rock Trail

Technically the whole basin is still under the closure. Interestingly, despite some signage saying the road is closed, the "high water trail" totally lacks any indication of that. Likely because as far as I know, the highwater trail isn't an official split, and the powers that be that haven't actua...
by Lurch
April 30th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Cougar Rock Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Cougar Rock Trail

Technically the whole basin is still under the closure.
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by Lurch
April 11th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: CAN ONE RESET THE DATE ON DELORME PN-60???
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Re: CAN ONE RESET THE DATE ON DELORME PN-60???

. Fun fact: GPS time is 18 seconds ahead of UTC time due to leap seconds. Funner fact: Because the satellites are orbiting 20,000km up traveling at 14,000km/hr, and need an accuracy of about 30 billionths of a second, the system needs to account for both general and special relativity. Because of t...
by Lurch
February 24th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Making tracks on Larch - 2/23/19
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Making tracks on Larch - 2/23/19

'snow bombs' / cannon fire is a pretty accurate description. Those limbs get loaded up to capacity, and then when snow above them melts off, or gets blown off it just cascades down to dropping a massive chunk of ice/snow/slush..
by Lurch
February 4th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.
Replies: 29
Views: 2100

Re: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.

I've had decently good luck with Keen and Mammut, Danner as well but that's usually a different style of boot (although if you want something tall it's hard to beat. If you've got oddly shaped feet you may look into Whites or Nicks, I believe they're both NW made, and custom to fit your specific fee...
by Lurch
January 23rd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Suunto 9 - No gradient metric?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Suunto 9 - No gradient metric?

I don't have on myself, so I looked at the manual..

It doesn't look like it will show the grade that you're currently walking, but you can bring up elevation profiles of routes or previous activity I think?
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by Lurch
January 3rd, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

Could be that another post was made while you were writing yours, then it defaults to that goofy secondary submission page.... That's burned me a few times
by Lurch
January 3rd, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

[...]if a parking violation is a crime - yes it is, no its not a serious crime, but it is one that is "on the books." Possibly semantics and/or beating of a dead horse... But to the best of my knowledge that wouldn't be technically accurate... All crimes are violations of the law, but not all viola...
by Lurch
December 31st, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

Yes to the former, I'm not sure about the latter ;)

P.S. Looks like they do normally swing that gate out, although it may be able to be opened in, I'm not sure. Been awhile since I've had to open it!
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by Lurch
December 31st, 2018, 2:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Am I an insensitive jerk, or is the USFS wound a bit tight?

Personally, I would disagree... From the looks of things you're either in front of the gate or damn near to it? Also in the approach to the bridge? There's other parking not in the roadway, pretty damn close to that if I recall correctly? As someone who has had gates blocked, trapping rescue vehicle...