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by Chip Down
February 25th, 2023, 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A nice little snow hike in Forest Park. Feb. 24th
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: A nice little snow hike in Forest Park. Feb. 24th

Thought about that. Figured the drive would be more trouble than it was worth. Maybe should have taken my bike out. You know, from Irvington. Would have laughed if I ran into you there. By the way, I wasn't even alive in 1963. :lol:
by Chip Down
February 25th, 2023, 4:07 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 326
Views: 110090

Re: Happy Birthday!

Kudos to Don for finding one in a tree. Imagine how many must be out there, but mostly too high to see.
by Chip Down
February 20th, 2023, 7:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 135
Views: 44323

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

a couple more Railcar Bridge reports:
by Chip Down
February 20th, 2023, 7:31 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Country Sheriff in the mountains
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: Country Sheriff in the mountains

If you're going to take a longish drive for the express purpose of stealing a vehicle, it's better to make the drive to Portland. Cops won't bother you here.
by Chip Down
February 12th, 2023, 9:06 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 135
Views: 44323

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

Western gorge, WA side. Spotty snow around 2200', consistent at 2600', deep above 2800'.
by Chip Down
February 12th, 2023, 9:02 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: knife
Replies: 3
Views: 983

knife

I keep finding these. I don't mean this particular model.
by Chip Down
January 2nd, 2023, 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LaCamas Creek/Round Lake 2022-12-30
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: LaCamas Creek/Round Lake 2022-12-30

Yep, I was there Jan 1, because wanted something close and snow-free.
The creeks are raging!
And indeed, much less mud than expected.
But swarming with people around nooninsh. I arrived unusually late for me, about 8, and had some peace for a few hours.
by Chip Down
December 24th, 2022, 7:32 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: is the tick situation back to normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

is the tick situation back to normal?

In the middle of the last decade, we observed an explosion in the OR/WA tick population, especially in the gorge. It's not just that we had 2 or 3 times the normal number of ticks; it was biblical swarms of ticks, for years. But I don't hear any talk of it anymore. Are we back to normal? I don't mea...
by Chip Down
December 19th, 2022, 6:44 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: what's that little bump to the left of Hood?
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: what's that little bump to the left of Hood?

Umm, my mind is blown, if that's Larch. It doesn't seem possible. But okay, next time I see it, I'll try to trick my eyes [perhaps polluted by decades of misunderstanding] to see it that way. Assuming Adam is right, what a fun experience to realize a mystery point that I've wondered about for so man...
by Chip Down
December 18th, 2022, 10:26 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: what's that little bump to the left of Hood?
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

what's that little bump to the left of Hood?

My topic title is ridiculously vague, and my picture below is terrible, but if you live (or spend considerable time ) anywhere in the Portland area, even as far away as Washougal, and if you're even moderately observant, you might look at my picture and say " oh yeah, I know what Chip's asking about...