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by -Q-
March 22nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Fast melt-out on the gorge trails
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Fast melt-out on the gorge trails

Great info Don, thanks so much for the update.
How was the snow on the trail under the tree's in the general Herman area??
About what elevation is the snow level on the OR side these days??
Thanks!!
by -Q-
February 22nd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Coast Range snow levels??
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Thank you both for the replies, very helpful for sure!!

I also check the various webcams for conditions, but didn't realize there was a webcam at Lee's Camp along RT 6. That was very handy.

Thanks again guys :mrgreen:
by -Q-
February 22nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Coast Range snow levels??
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Coast Range snow levels??

Hi all,

Anyone have a real time update on the snow levels in the Coast Range??
Looking for some snow free hiking if possible.
Lowest reaches of the Wilson River Trail snow free yet??

Thanks!!
by -Q-
October 21st, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: St Helens: High traverse above Plains of Abraham
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: St Helens: High traverse above Plains of Abraham

Curious... Are you getting permits for all your trips above 4800 feet on MSH as per the requirements??
by -Q-
June 13th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: I love my XL ice axe
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: I love my XL ice axe

think of the damage trails did when the were put in. Trails are not compatible with LNT. personally, I'm more a hoverer/levitator when it comes to my wilderness travel, but to each their own. Trails, while damaging to the immediate area, are designed to lesson the impact on the surrounding environm...
by -Q-
June 13th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: I love my XL ice axe
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: I love my XL ice axe

From the looks of things you chose a very poor gully to travel. If chopping a step in an active dirt slide area that no one will ever revisit is an egregious abuse, what about any time any of us go offtrail and have to kick into moss or dirt? What about any time the ground under one's foot slides? ...
by -Q-
June 13th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: I love my XL ice axe
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: I love my XL ice axe

This looks to be poor form to me. Not exactly LNT at all. Your chopped steps probably caused mild erosion issues (minor channels) and you probably killed many small plants in the process. :cry: I can't tell if you're kidding, but this is deep in the Gorge, far away from trails, where literally no o...
by -Q-
June 13th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking, survival, all around utility
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Hiking, survival, all around utility

I have carried the Buck Woodsman 102 for years on my hipbelt. I find it to be the perfect knife for all uses. Many hunters rely on this great knife to clean a full size deer. It can do pretty much everything. I would never set out for a hike with it not on my hip. Love the cocobola wood. I also have...
by -Q-
June 13th, 2018, 6:46 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: I love my XL ice axe
Replies: 17
Views: 1820

Re: I love my XL ice axe

If you keep going with the XL ice axe, you may be featured on the cover of the next edition of GCC. Having a dirt axe comes in handy, but god knows how you manage to move through brush with a 70-80cm sticking off the back of your pack. Also, per your post, what's the functional difference (while "h...
by -Q-
June 12th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Campgrounds as base for hiking Mt Hood area
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: Campgrounds as base for hiking Mt Hood area

I almost feel weird revealing one of my "secrets", but it's a developed area on a paved road, and well known...it's just that it's overlooked in the summer. From Hwy 35 (the main highway on the east side of hood) take the exit towards Meadows ski resort. Drive as far as you can and park (the road i...