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by Water
November 17th, 2018, 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Maxwell Butte Steeplechase
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Maxwell Butte Steeplechase

awesome! salamanders and scorpions wooohooo!

maybe a winter venture in the cards!
by Water
November 16th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?

talk to someone 20 years ago about a permit to go climb north sister in early june or camping in late october around jeff park.. they would call the proposal we're facing today ludicrous and unbelievable. "you're saying I have to make a phone call, check if there's availability, punch in the dates I...
by Water
November 15th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 50
Views: 472

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Those of you who are howling the loudest about this, I have a serious question: What would be YOUR solution? ...or do you not think that there's a problem? The problem is relatively small, constrained to specific hot spots, at specific times of year. That is the sole problem. And I don't think it i...
by Water
November 14th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 50
Views: 472

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

so upset by this. The comments did little to influence them it seems. Got to find legal grounds to overturn this. Or, I'll largely ignore it. PCT thru hikers cannot camp in Jeff Park? 14 day hikers per day PCT Breitenbush Lake TH? 30 per day at Whitewater? These are low numbers. Cash from permit sal...
by Water
November 12th, 2018, 10:49 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: looking for a minimalist day pack
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: looking for a minimalist day pack

hyperlite mountain gear?
does ultralight$ = minimalist? ehh...

just throwing a name out there of a place to look at some nifty stuff since you know you'll make good use of it.

signed,
-a has-been gear geek
by Water
November 2nd, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: St Helens: Searching for Sugar Bowl
Replies: 25
Views: 353

Re: St Helens: Searching for Sugar Bowl

It's the terminal location of the second crater rim trail that the FS recently decided to not build. Can anyone clarify on this or provide a link. When you say second crater rim trail that they decided not to build, do you mean in addition to the south side monitor ridge or is that separate from th...
by Water
October 26th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: CURRENT recommendations for winter mountaineering course?
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: CURRENT recommendations for winter mountaineering course?

Snowshoes are for powder (in forests and also out in the open) where you don't want to sink up to your knees. If you find yourself in powder like that in steep mountain terrain (Diamond Peak and S. Sister probably don't qualify), you're likely in an avalanche zone and it'd be best to turn around. ;...
by Water
October 23rd, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail
Replies: 45
Views: 1277

Re: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail

didn't even think of the silcox elevation lift building. on a foggy day if you were not an expert with the area... could you not just think you aim for that?

if you just followed uphill trying to get there, without descending into a deep canyon, wouldn't it take you where the fella went?
by Water
October 23rd, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: your own personal lathe of heaven on Mt Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: your own personal lathe of heaven on Mt Hood

with the fumeroles at crater rock i've often contemplated some steam-powered tow-rope contraption to the top...
by Water
October 23rd, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: St Helens: High traverse above Plains of Abraham
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: St Helens: High traverse above Plains of Abraham

you're a good person chip. my statement no, was not intended to be serious, but kudos to you for the legit answer. I too have observed this at the pole creek fire OT/camping closure (I think we're on year 6 now, though I did not make it out there this summer, maybe it has passed). Last time I spoke ...