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by aiwetir
February 22nd, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: TICKS
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: TICKS

If you were thinking of ever leaving the house again, check out this paragraph. In April, female ticks who have feasted on moose over the winter take their last blood meal and drop off into the leaf litter to deposit several thousand eggs apiece. In May, as the forest starts to leaf out, these eggs ...
by aiwetir
February 20th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities

Not really on subject, but I'd rather have a non-permanent crapper than a permanent one at a trailhead because it can be removed more easily. Both are usually gross so it's a wash on that.
by aiwetir
February 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance
Replies: 29
Views: 710

Re: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance

I wouldn't think that had anything to do with her getting lost, this is just the latest thread with discussions about that trail. I'm not overly fond of walking roads either so I'm not likely to explore this area much. But boy those spring photos in that TR look really nice. Can't wait for warmer we...
by aiwetir
February 19th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance
Replies: 29
Views: 710

Re: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance

In all this discussion about that non-existent trail, I went looking a bit closer at the LiDAR of that area and saw this old road/trail system I've never heard discussed. You can see it east of the trail (pink line). Is there discussion about it but I just don't know what people call that area? 1.jpg
by aiwetir
February 11th, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack

They might, but again, my understanding is that their normal mode of attack is either from behind or above. And if you run away, then you are ensuring that the predator is behind you, where it wants to be. Yes, that is their normal mode, but there's plenty of stories and video out there showing the...
by aiwetir
February 9th, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack

arlohike wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
When my cat does this, I'm grateful she doesn't weigh 80 pounds!
Just keep in mind that your cat would most certainly eat you given the chance :lol:
by aiwetir
February 8th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance
Replies: 29
Views: 710

Re: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance

Most Gaia maps will show OSM trails which should be pretty darn accurate but even the USGS one is close enough other than that one trail. Maybe we should cut that trail one day so no one ever gets lost on it. :D
by aiwetir
February 6th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack

drm wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 7:49 am
Mountain lions normally attack with stealth, so if you see it before it attacks, it's already off it's game and so would not normally pursue it further.
They may show themselves to see how you react. If you run, then they can tell you're prey, if you don't, they might just keep going.
by aiwetir
January 22nd, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 748

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

I thought the home license was $100/year. It does give you access to I believe everything including PRO and there is a free developer account that you can play around with ArcGIS Online and apps like Collector, but if you have no use for it, then $100 is expensive. In my intro GIS class I took it up...
by aiwetir
January 21st, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 748

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

Glad to finally see something clearly stated from ESRI, they are exceptionally good at playing hide the ball with their pricing.