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by walrus
February 5th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Zealand: Tongoriro Northern Crossing (Dec 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 390

New Zealand: Tongoriro Northern Crossing (Dec 2018)

My father and I spent the last three weeks of December hiking and backpacking (tramping) in New Zealand, doing 3 Great Walks and sundry day hikes. If I get my act together (and nobody minds), I’ll post something for each Great Walk (Tongoriro Northern Circuit, Milford Track, Rakiura Track) and then ...
by walrus
February 5th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19

I always love a Coos/Curry coastal report, thank you. Grew up down there and had many adventures in the tidepools at South Cove (highlight: octopus guarding her eggs) and Sunset Bay (highlight: a pair of orca that delighted me and terrified my mother by their proximity to shore) and paddling down th...
by walrus
January 4th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Icy cotton candy

Just to chime in with some more specimens found in the vicinity of Wahkeena Springs on Jan 2nd...
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There were also some nice icicles and plenty of needle ice.
by walrus
October 22nd, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: your own personal lathe of heaven on Mt Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: your own personal lathe of heaven on Mt Hood

I was with you until the streams became impassable. Goats?
by walrus
October 17th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?

teachpdx wrote:
October 17th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Does anybody know if the road up to the Woodpecker Trailhead is in decent shape for a normal passenger car?
Per Ranger Jeff on 10/12, yes. From chatting with folks while we were up there, plenty came up that way, no problem.
by walrus
October 16th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?

Thanks, all. You seconded Jeff the friendly Forest Ranger's advice. A most excellent weekend with crimson huckleberries, freezing tarns and needle ice... 10747364096-IMG-2443.JPG We did head up to the top of Park Ridge for the view, though, what an incredible way to get your first glimpse of the par...
by walrus
October 8th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Breitenbush Lake TH vs. South Breitenbush TH?

2002 Saturn. Thoughts?
by walrus
September 28th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Your Best Owl Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Re: Your Best Owl Photos

and it is just about swooping season...
by walrus
September 23rd, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mid October Backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Mid October Backpacking

Chiming in on this as trying to decide a plan A/B/C for a weekend backpack in Centralish Oregon in a few weeks.... We do most of our adventuring further north, seeking new territory... 3 Fingered Jack Loop? Olallie Lakes? Green Lakes/Broken Top? Jefferson Park? <-- Whitewater closed but otherwise op...
by walrus
August 28th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds
Replies: 12
Views: 1416

Re: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds

Chiming in on the thanks.