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by ThePortlandeer
September 11th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood
Replies: 22
Views: 2221

Re: volcano monitoring equipment coming to wilderness slopes of Mt Hood

In a vacuum it's probably not a big deal as an isolated improvement in an area designated as wilderness. However, given the government's recent track record on why certain things "need" to be done (e.g. why Alabama needed a hurricane warning, why wind turbines will cause cancer, why we don't have to...
by ThePortlandeer
November 27th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018

I'm generally not very bothered by most of what was burned in the fire, but then I find pics like this showing a stark contrast to your first picture. In my head, some of the older, larger trees survived...I guess that is where they live now.
by ThePortlandeer
October 1st, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Your Best Owl Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Your Best Owl Photos

Amongst the ancient firs and cedars
And countless logs a rotted
On mossy limb a bird he teeters
A stoic owl that's spotted
by ThePortlandeer
July 19th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trouble on Tumala Mt.
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: Trouble on Tumala Mt.

I would reach out to Clackamas County Ranger District's law enforcement officer with your photos. They're generally responsive to issues like this.
by ThePortlandeer
April 27th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Curious and curiouser
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: Curious and curiouser

Concerning the spiders, it got me thinking about skiing on a central Oregon glacier in July and coming across tons of little black worms in the snow. I had completely forgotten to look them up until the picture of the spider on the snow reminded me. If the spiders had a taste for them there'd be a n...
by ThePortlandeer
April 27th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Leave No Virtual Trace (Blog)
Replies: 17
Views: 2724

Re: Leave No Virtual Trace (Blog)

I find myself on both sides of this debate, though not evenly, or at the same time. On the one hand you can ALWAYS find solitude, just not necessarily where you'd like to experience it (or when...you can normally find solitude on snow). I'm on the record (less lately, more so a few years ago) as say...
by ThePortlandeer
October 31st, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Snagtooth Mountain & Hat Rock- Dark divide adventures
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Snagtooth Mountain & Hat Rock- Dark divide adventures

or else get caught in the dark No pun intended. I remember reading the OP's post soon after it went up, and then sometime after that hearing an OPB piece interviewing Robert Michael Pyle who wrote a book "about bigfoot" and his exploration of the Dark Divide. The book is called "Where Bigfoot Walks...
by ThePortlandeer
October 23rd, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Woman travelling alone through Idaho- bring a gun?
Replies: 15
Views: 7054

Re: Woman travelling alone through Idaho- bring a gun?

Um. The original post you are replying to is about a year and a half old by now. The woman who posted it has not posted here for more than a year now. I am pretty sure the trip she was planning to take is long finished by now. Oyy,embarrassing...foot in mouth beware the perils of the OH forum rabbi...
by ThePortlandeer
October 23rd, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Woman travelling alone through Idaho- bring a gun?
Replies: 15
Views: 7054

Re: Woman travelling alone through Idaho- bring a gun?

Meeting someone who has a gun strapped visibly to their person, on the trail or otherwise, generally makes me feel uncomfortable. Perhaps that's a personal issue, but starting the conversation, non-verbally with, "hey, here's my gun" is more off putting than a smile or head nod. So think about how t...
by ThePortlandeer
October 18th, 2017, 8:06 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: my Poison Oak luck ran out [AGAIN!!]
Replies: 17
Views: 4220

Re: my Poison Oak luck ran out

I had a month long bout of poison oak, just wouldn't go away...finally had to go get some oral steroid pills. I couldn't figure out on which of my hiking clothes the oils were still lingering. I suspect I may have picked it up by petting someone's dog while hiking. Dogs are pretty immune to it, but ...