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by sparklehorse
June 18th, 2016, 1:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trinity Alps June 11-15 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Trinity Alps June 11-15 2016

Thanks for posting this. Looks like you had great weather for your trip. This area has been on my short list for a long time. I gotta get down there soon.

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by sparklehorse
August 17th, 2015, 10:57 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Indian Heaven Mosquitoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Indian Heaven Mosquitoes?

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the info.

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by sparklehorse
August 17th, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Indian Heaven Mosquitoes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: Indian Heaven Mosquitoes?

I'm heading to Indian Heaven next week, any recent bug reports?
Sounds like it's been a fairly bug-free season up there so far, hope that holds!

Thanks!
by sparklehorse
August 13th, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Recommendations for 3-4 Day Loop in Eagle Cap Wilderness?
Replies: 3
Views: 1333

Re: Recommendations for 3-4 Day Loop in Eagle Cap Wilderness

My favorite trip in the Wallowas is the East Eagle-Imnaha loop, which is also in Lorain's book. It's just spectacular and gives you a great opportunity to bag the summit of Eagle Cap along the way. It also passes through the main lakes basin, which does draw quite a few folks, but that basin is simp...
by sparklehorse
August 12th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Wood burning stoves?
Replies: 53
Views: 6512

Re: Wood burning stoves?

I had one of those Coleman Peak 1 Multi-fuel stoves like Pnw.hiker's back in the 80s. It worked OK, but as others mentioned that white gas fuel is pretty smelly & unpleasant. I have a good canister stove. I like it well enough I guess, except for the noise. It makes me feel like I'm on the tarmac at...
by sparklehorse
August 11th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Lightning Forecast for this Week
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Lightning Forecast for this Week

NOLS document on lightning safety:

http://www.nols.edu/nolspro/pdf/Lightni ... master.pdf


Current fire maps for Oregon/Washington:

http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/activef ... &rCode=nwx
by sparklehorse
August 11th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Hood Timberline Trail Loop - Some Time in September
Replies: 10
Views: 1301

Re: Mount Hood Timberline Trail Loop - Some Time in Septembe

By the way, my main training hikes will probably be the Coyote Ridge Loop and Tanner Butte via Dublin Lake, both of which are in One Night Wilderness, which I've been using to make my first summer living in Oregon a lot more interesting. If anyone has any recommendations for weekend trips that they...
by sparklehorse
October 29th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: High-fat diets
Replies: 17
Views: 3267

Re: High-fat diets

I wonder how far some people have been able to travel without a resupply, or if anyone tries to push this. Ryan Jordan (of Backpackinglight.com) and two companions attempted a 600 mile trek across Alaskan tundra in 2006 without resupply. Jordan sprained an ankle along the way and was air-lifted out...
by sparklehorse
October 23rd, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6425

Re: Alcohol Stoves

... I'm leaning on trying a cat can stove or other pressurized type that does not need a pot stand. So just the stove and a windscreen and a small plastic fuel bottle then mug/pot. Maybe 1/2 lb total? That's about right, maybe a little light. My stove/pot/screen combo weighs in at around 5 ozs. For...
by sparklehorse
October 22nd, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Alcohol Stoves
Replies: 56
Views: 6425

Re: Alcohol Stoves

The 95% pure Everclear is good for drinking. The least weight. Dilute with water appropriately. I add a bit of lemon juice and sugar. A shame to just burn it:) That sounds like the recipe for Grog.... ;) I just "googled it" - it's called a "Lemon Drop". Brief trivia history here.... Grog is a drink...