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by Chip Down
August 2nd, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: have you noticed the bugs are worse this summer?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: have you noticed the bugs are worse this summer?

Sort of. Had one of the worst mosquito days of my life near Cast Lake. But other than that, really hasn't been a problem.
by Chip Down
August 1st, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Lake loop -- 07/24/21
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Goat Lake loop -- 07/24/21

Nice TR. Although GR has been getting a little attention lately, it tends to be overlooked somewhat. A familiar phenomenon: If Adams and Rainier weren't there, GR would be a gem.

I'm trying to remember if Goat Lake is visible from PCT. I doubt it. That's probably good. Keeps it a bit of a secret.
by Chip Down
August 1st, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Survey for Silver Star/Yacolt Burn Area Development
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Survey for Silver Star/Yacolt Burn Area Development

Wow. That "survey" was so chocked with ads and spam and bullshit, I aborted. It was probably pointless anyway. Authorities decide what they're going to do, then twist and manipulate "public feedback" to justify it.
by Chip Down
July 29th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bear on Archer Mt.
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Bear on Archer Mt.

Don Nelsen wrote:
July 29th, 2021, 4:53 pm
That's six bear sightings in less than a month. Lucky me!
I've got my balloons, and Don has his bears. :D
by Chip Down
July 29th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bear on Archer Mt.
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Bear on Archer Mt.

Getting a bear pic is easy. But 99.9% of them are butt shots. Most people are skeptical, but it really is true: they're more scared of us than we are of them. Much like bees, if you know what to do, you're almost certainly going to be fine. Congrats on startling one (you're not supposed to do that)....
by Chip Down
July 28th, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sturgeon Rock trail?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Sturgeon Rock trail?

Yep. It's an old rocky road, so it will persist for many years to come.
by Chip Down
July 28th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Castle Canyon Trail 072621
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Castle Canyon Trail 072621

Don Nelsen wrote:
July 27th, 2021, 5:53 pm
I wonder if the bootpath/rockclimb continues all the way to the top of the ridge and the Zigzag Mt. Trail?
Sort of. Details here: viewtopic.php?t=28148
by Chip Down
July 26th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: DEET Disaster Cleanup?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: DEET Disaster Cleanup?

I stopped at my favorite outdoor store on Friday to purchase mosquito repellent; which I had not done in many years. After chatting with the clerk I bought a bottle of 100% DEET. Hey Rob, sorry about your mess. I don't have any tips, but wanted to observe your favorite outdoor store let you down. 1...
by Chip Down
July 26th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Bug Conditions Reports
Replies: 43
Views: 1845

Re: 2021 Bug Conditions Reports

gallione11 wrote:
July 24th, 2021, 2:12 pm
we Offed ourselves.
That seems a bit extreme. :|
by Chip Down
July 26th, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: West Crater in GPNF
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: West Crater in GPNF

A tree which broke itself on a rock while also breaking the rock
Meanwhile, the perplexed scissors slinked away quietly, not wanting to get involved.