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by NacMacFeegle
October 4th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hunters on Timberline Trail????
Replies: 26
Views: 1020

Re: Hunters on Timberline Trail????

Bummer that the best season to be outdoors (no heat, no bugs, no people) is also hunting season It really does suck, the danger of being shot is very real, and if I had to pass an animal corpse being hauled out of the woods it would completely ruin the trip for me. I don't understand why hunters sh...
by NacMacFeegle
October 2nd, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas

I could go on, but the point is that it's not necessarily true that a larger number of users is automatically more damaging to the environment than a smaller number. It's more complicated than that. More complicated, yes, but I would argue that a larger number of people always causes a greater degr...
by NacMacFeegle
October 2nd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas

I very much disagree with reducing parking at Paradise and Sunshine. In cases of crowding, it's often better to concentrate the crowds into small areas instead of letting them spread out. By concentrating the majority of visitors in just two places, we can allow other places to remain less crowded,...
by NacMacFeegle
October 2nd, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas

Any outdoor recreation area, whether it be a city park or a beach or a trail, reaches its natural equilibrium of crowding: more people go, until it becomes such a ridiculous crowded zoo that some people decide to go at less-popular times, or maybe even (gasp) try something different this time, inst...
by NacMacFeegle
October 1st, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas

You know what would really cheese me off? Driving three hours to the trailhead only to be told the lot was full. I'd rather drive three hours and be told the lot was full than get to the trailhead and park by the road a mile from the trailhead and hike in a conga line. Far better to show up and kno...
by NacMacFeegle
October 1st, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Nisqually Corridor Management Plan - thoughts and ideas

Mt. Rainier National Park is requesting input on the management of the Paradise area of the park. There are only 4 days left to comment on the Nisqually corridor management plan. I've put a lot of thought into the issue, and have published those thoughts in an article on my blog: https://illuminatio...
by NacMacFeegle
August 19th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Elinor in the Mist 8/16
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Mt. Elinor in the Mist 8/16

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InC1g1-y1E8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube] I headed up Mt. Elinor last Friday to see the goats before they were helicoptered out, but not only did I not see any goats, I didn't see much else either! It seemed like it was clearing in the morning, but as the day we...
by NacMacFeegle
August 12th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chehalis River Discovery Trail 8/7/19
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Chehalis River Discovery Trail 8/7/19

[youtube]https://youtu.be/JI0Y1pPH-Mg[/youtube] I happened to be in the Centralia area this past Wednesday, so I decided to check out this local trail. I was really surprised by how nice it was - it may start at the waste treatment plant, but that's not so bad as they've gone to great lengths to mak...
by NacMacFeegle
October 18th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens review
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mlzu0qssvI I've been testing this lens for the past few months, and have so far been extremely impressed by it! Here's a few of the photos I've taken with it this fall: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YqcAjG3AZ-M/W8jnUVDHpDI/AAAAAAAAH0k/lwClfJraFg06Xi2dgaRJnveBGqXUjLUnQC...
by NacMacFeegle
July 12th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Quite a video. I'm frequently wrong about how large of prey a snake can manage to handle.
Thanks - what really gets me is the way the snake didn't bother to disable the toad before eating it like other snake species would have. It just crunched it down!