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by jessbee
May 16th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Recommendations for a new hiker
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Recommendations for a new hiker

I suppose an actual female should weigh in on this based on the last few comments 😂. All of Aimless' suggestions are spot on, and this is coming from an avid female hiker who hates backpacking (too much crap to carry, but I'll do it if I have to). I usually use two sleeping pads to help keep me warm...
by jessbee
May 13th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 7355

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

I'll also bet money that this will lead to an increase in accidents / rescue on the South Sister and other places. Now even if you live in Portland you can watch the weather forecast right up until the day before drive down that evening and Hike / climb the next day. Even in July and August there c...
by jessbee
May 13th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 7355

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

There is no such thing as a "wilderness stewardship fee" in the FLREA or any other federal law. That is a completely fake term. Google the term in all quotes. The FS just made it up for the first time ever just for us. They are trying to invent a fee that they have zero authority to create. But I d...
by jessbee
May 10th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 7355

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

There must be another public comment period coming up to discuss the actual fee structure. And since it's different than the previous decision making process, that means EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU can participate. Let's take this opportunity to inundate the FS with what we think about these fees.
by jessbee
May 6th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: South Sister in Early June
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: South Sister in Early June

We had a pretty big snow year so I'd think it would be similar to conditions two years ago. I was up there in mid-June, 2017 and it was snow from car to summit. ssjune17.png As for snow conditions, it depends on how many people get up there before you and what time of day you're on the mountain. We ...
by jessbee
April 17th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 2387

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Perhaps the greater irony is that it's now been over four years since TKO changed the name of this forum from PortlandHikers to OregonHikers, and yet the focus hasn't seemed to change whatsoever. All that was accomplished was insulting a good many members, and driving them elsewhere. No one is advo...
by jessbee
April 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Jefferson / Santiam Pass Beginner Snowshoe Reccomendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Mt. Jefferson / Santiam Pass Beginner Snowshoe Reccomendations?

Actually I quite like the loops from Ray Benson Snow Park for beginners: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willamette/recarea/?recid=4674 (click on the map of Ray Benson Nordic ski trails) Please remind your beginner snowshoers to stay off the Nordic ski tracks and stay on the snowshoe tracks or make ...
by jessbee
March 11th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Campground mishap question
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Campground mishap question

Can you pitch your tent on the snow?

The only other one I found is Morgan Lake: https://freecampsites.net/#!19888&query=sitedetails

Also that website is my favorite place to look for free camping :)

Good luck!
by jessbee
February 25th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?

Also I'm curious which trails carried that warning?
by jessbee
February 25th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Snakes in central/eastern Oregon?

I agree with the above. Sure, snakes live here but they're usually hidden away. I'd love to see a rattlesnake but even with all the hiking I've done in eastern Oregon I've never come across one while hiking. If you do encounter a rattlesnake back away slowly, they'd rather leave you alone. I'd be mo...