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by mountainkat
December 10th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 143
Views: 20185

Re: Happy Birthday!

Bosterson,
This one I found on Larch this weekend may have gotten loose from the bunch you found. It seems to have a super hero vibe to it.
by mountainkat
October 20th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Thinking about trying GPS again. Is there a model that would satisfy me?
Replies: 37
Views: 993

Re: Thinking about trying GPS again. Is there a model that would satisfy me?

The CalTopo app is nice. However, you can't download maps to a SD card for offline use when you don't have a signal. You have to open the map you want to use on the app before you go, so that it caches in internal memory on the phone. This is a problem for me because I have an older phone with a sma...
by mountainkat
October 9th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 93
Views: 3589

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Water wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 9:42 am
Kathy,

Fantastic link you provided:
It's a great read. They were concerned from the get go about the federal agencies pushing the bounds of what's allowable under the FLREA.
by mountainkat
October 8th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 93
Views: 3589

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

I've been interested in learning more about the legislative history and intent behind the FLREA and recently found this 2005 transcript of a subcommittee meeting that reviewed agency implementation of the FLREA shortly after its passage into law. Of note, there is some discussion about the Special R...
by mountainkat
September 11th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1659

Re: GPS Beacons?

I let the InReach sit for maybe 30 minutes. It eventually finds the GPS signal. I agree, this is poor. My phone finds the GPS signal in maybe 1 minute. Does it always eventually work, despite the type of terrain, Jerry? Mine seems to have problems in any area that isn't completely wide open, includ...
by mountainkat
September 10th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS Beacons?
Replies: 32
Views: 1659

Re: GPS Beacons?

I recently purchased a Garmin In Reach Mini and I am having the same problems discussed above. The communication part will usually work better than the GPS. In any area that is not completely wide open, it consistently tells me that the GPS signal is weak, despite the other GPS devices I have with m...
by mountainkat
August 29th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gorton Creek 08/22/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Gorton Creek 08/22/2019

Yes, we hiked it in the spring sometime. We took Gorton up to Greenpoint, then back to where it connects to Nick Eaton and then Nick Eaton back down. The burn is bad there on that ridge beyond Deadwood and after for a little bit. The trail has disappeared to some degree. We did find it on the ridge ...
by mountainkat
June 30th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1678

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

Another answer: campfires are for campgrounds. Don't have campfires in the wilderness. Period. Times have changed. There's no justification for campfires and they've done enough damage already. I completely agree with this and repetitively state it. Just no good reason for it these days and way too...
by mountainkat
June 30th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Glisan Glacier Traverse - 06/23/19
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: GoalTechHikes Glisan Glacier Traverse - 06/23/19

Nice report! We were up there a few days ago, thinking about taking a similar route. Unfortunately, the clouds interfered. Thanks for talking to the folks involved with the cutting of the old trees (we also saw fresh cuts on young live trees, too). It was pretty disappointing to see. We disassembled...
by mountainkat
May 28th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: [EDIT REQUEST] Devils Peak from Hunchback Mountain Hike
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: [EDIT REQUEST] Devils Peak from Hunchback Mountain Hike

Hi, I hiked the Hunchback trail to Devil's Peak last week and I agree with the OP imbellish that the mileage is longer than 15.4. We took only a minor detour (a short distance to the Great Pyramid viewpoint) and my GPS measured 17.8 miles roundtrip.

I'd be happy to share my track with you.