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by aiwetir
May 24th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Sleeping Beauty tick warning
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Sleeping Beauty tick warning

The Field Guide mentions ticks. It doesn't seem like a good place for them though, wonder what the deal is.

Was there snow up there, I'm not paying enough attention to have any idea what the snow situation is right now.
by aiwetir
April 30th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: GPS Beacons?

Older SPOT pricing was $99 a year I believe but then they added an annual fee that made it like $145. I think that eventually SPOT will get buried by Garmin if they can't make something different enough (price or feature wise) to get people to buy it. As far as it being a cheap form of insurance, ye...
by aiwetir
April 29th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: GPS Beacons?

SPOT has been pricing itself out of the market - the initial cost is cheap, but the yearly fee keeps going up. It looks like the new SPOTx might be very similar to the Garmin inReach and the pricing looks similar as well. I've had an inReach for a year now and it has worked really well for me. I se...
by aiwetir
April 29th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: GPS Beacons?

I'll throw in that my friend who works for SAR bought himself a SPOT and I've used a SPOT and would myself only consider a SPOT because of the price. I've had friends cross remote areas of Canada by canoe and we all watched their progress which was both fun and safe
by aiwetir
April 17th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Central Oregon Trails Alliance https://www.cotamtb.com/ They've gone full MTB over at COTA but he said the Nordic club in central Oregon is more aligned with hiking and the Sisters Trails Alliance is not as active at the COTA crew but they do at least exist. It seems like one of those things where i...
by aiwetir
April 17th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 1539

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

No one is advocating for hikers outside of the Portland Metro area. Living in Bend I feel like I'm in a dead zone for hiking and trail advocacy. There is a huge mountain biker contingent here and they are organized and well-heard. Hunters and fishers, horseback riders too. NO HIKERS. People are mor...
by aiwetir
April 6th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Possible OLD GPS Errors, April, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Possible OLD GPS Errors, April, 2019

All of mine survived. I have one made in about 2000. It just has a daylight savings error since we changed that somewhat recently. I can manually adjust DST though.
by aiwetir
March 26th, 2019, 1:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Is Hillmap.com being maintained anymore?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Is Hillmap.com being maintained anymore?

What sort of features of hillmap are you looking for? Caltopo seems to do most of what hillmap does without the side by side thing. There are a handful of side by side maps that give you lat lon but not sure any do the path profile thing.
by aiwetir
March 14th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Is Alltrails suitable enough for route planning?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Is Alltrails suitable enough for route planning?

I believe Alltrails and most of Gaia's maps are based on OSM. In Gaia, OSM is the basis if their custom maps, Mapbox, and Thunderforest. ESRI aren't but I don't think I've ever seen a trail on an ESRI map. Each map layer has attributions so check those to make sure it's OSM based. USGS in the Gorge ...
by aiwetir
March 11th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Veterans Creek to Mount Scott 3-3-19
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Veterans Creek to Mount Scott 3-3-19

Willing to post the route?