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by RobFromRedland
January 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Russell Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Russell Lake

I can't imagine you can get anywhere close to the trailhead unless you had a snowmobile. That is over 5000'. If you look at this map (scroll down to Brietenbush Lake), it shows somewhere between 5 and 8' of snow: https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/SierraSnowDepth/?lat=45.54&lon=-121.7 If I'm reading m...
by RobFromRedland
January 6th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Book about trail history?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Book about trail history?

I've never seen a book with this kind of info. The best I've ever found was this document I got when I visited the Forest Service in Sandy: https://www.trailadvocate.org/scans/TrailNotes-HRondthaler-1970.pdf Some trails have more info than others - he talks about "investment records" (which I have y...
by RobFromRedland
January 4th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Icy cotton candy

We saw this up the old Fish Creek road (in the Clackamas area). They seemed to all be coming out of rotting alders We saw quite a few instances of them. I don't ever recall seeing them before, but since they require a very specific set of circumstances, I can understand why. https://photos.smugmug.c...
by RobFromRedland
January 4th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Icy cotton candy
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Icy cotton candy

I saw this on a Jan 1 hike LAST year. We did some googling and found the following info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_ice And this BBC article which actually shows a time lapse of it growing: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150727-mystical-hair-ice-riddle-solved Very interesting stuff - I had...
by RobFromRedland
December 29th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: GaiaGPS Alternatives?
Replies: 36
Views: 2625

Re: GaiaGPS Alternatives?

adamschneider wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 8:26 am
(If any Android users are reading this thread, the gold standard in that world is Backcountry Navigator.)
FYI, Backcountry Navigator is working on a new version for both Android and iOS - called Backcountry NavigatorXE. It is still early in the development though.
by RobFromRedland
November 23rd, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bagby Trail to Silver King Lk Nov 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Bagby Trail to Silver King Lk Nov 2018

That was a pretty good romp! I did that quite a few years ago - the trail gets much fainter as you leave the hot springs, but it is really pretty-it feels really wild. I love Silver King Lake - it is quite beautiful there. Was up at Cottonwood meadows last weekend and the lakes/meadows/swamps up the...
by RobFromRedland
October 30th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 2829

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

I'd switch to leaflet - I did up a page for myself that has all the features I need. It really wasn't that hard either. There are a TON of plugins for Leaflet. Anyone who is reasonably good with javascript would pick it up very quickly. The only thing google maps has on leaflet is the superior aeria...
by RobFromRedland
October 29th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?
Replies: 14
Views: 1632

Re: Ten Essentials on EVERY hike?

I am probably over equipped but I take my pack with 10 essentials (plus some) on every hike. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
by RobFromRedland
October 29th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark
Replies: 26
Views: 2829

Re: Oregon Hikers Maps feature is dark

I'm guessing that is due to the google maps policy changes that were recently done. It is the reason gmap4 shut down - google changed the billing to have a greatly smaller "free" tier, and now requires a credit card be on file in case you go over. Many people have migrated away from google maps for ...
by RobFromRedland
October 8th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: alpine lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: alpine lakes

There are a multitude of lakes in the Olallie basin you could backpack into - there are also 3 or 4 on the Red Lake Trail (which connects to the Olallie Basin). I doubt there is any snow there now. Still a bit early for snow at that elevation.