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by K.Wagner
January 4th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Icy cotton candy

Rob, thanks for including those links. Fascinating stuff! If the hair diameter is in the neighborhood of 1/2 thousandth, I would really like to see the micrometer that they used to measure it with....
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by K.Wagner
January 4th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: Icy cotton candy

I am pretty certain that the wood that I saw my specimens on was indeed alder.

I should have just assumed that Don would have the answer!
by K.Wagner
January 3rd, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Icy cotton candy

I saw this New Years Day, just above the Swift Reservoir, on the Lewis River. I saw perhaps 5 similar pieces that day. I have seen it a couple of other times as well. The scene is that there is a small piece of a branch, old, obviously water soaked. It got cold during the night (in this case, perhap...
by K.Wagner
December 17th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan Creek 12-13-18
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Duncan Creek 12-13-18

As many times as I have read about that area, and as much time as I spend in Skamania County, I have never done any of those trails! Might be a fun winter destination.
by K.Wagner
November 9th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coldwater Lake Nov 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Coldwater Lake Nov 2018

I love your first picture, across Coldwater Lake, with Minnie Peak so clear and sporting some snow!

I knew that the snow level had dropped down, but am a little surprised at how much you ran into. This may change my plans for this Saturday.
by K.Wagner
November 8th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 978

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

If you really want to build the endurance, go on a good cross country "hike" with Don!
by K.Wagner
October 5th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt St Helens: Pine Creek #216c
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Mt St Helens: Pine Creek #216c

That's a good possibility. The area is very popular with the snow mobile crowd.

I was up at around 4800 feet, on the flat ridge just west of East Dome on Wednesday. I found the remains of a flat drive belt & a very rusty wrench. Some poor guy had a rough day!
by K.Wagner
October 5th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt St Helens: Pine Creek #216c
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Mt St Helens: Pine Creek #216c

So there really is a Pine Creek Shelter. (why?) I had always assumed that it was just a map holdover from pre 1980.
by K.Wagner
October 1st, 2018, 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Langille Ridge and McCoy Peak, July 12th, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: Langille Ridge and McCoy Peak, July 12th, 2018

Thanks for all the work. Does the restored trail follow the original route, or the user route that starts a bit north of the original? The work on FR 28 & FR 2809 is nearing completion, so that the west side access will be restored. The Cowlitz RD is putting a lot of money into doing the rebuild rig...
by K.Wagner
September 30th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Jastreb incoming
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Jastreb incoming

100% agreed, being an owner myself. But I do feel that just the mere mention of "shooting" can trigger a negative reaction, simply because of what we have all seen. Just yesterday, we were out near the Lewis River Falls trio, and someone had shot up a fishing information sign. But let's not highjack...