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by MarkInTheDark
June 24th, 2009, 4:12 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail Repairs Scheduled
Replies: 1
Views: 1177

Eagle Creek Trail Repairs Scheduled

FYI Just saw this on the Mount Hood Chapter of the PCT web site... thought you might find interesting! August 2-8 Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon. 12 volunteers needed. Work level moderate to difficult, Backpacking involved. Work involves brushing, root removal and tre...
by MarkInTheDark
June 21st, 2009, 2:31 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: But, How Do You Use A Compass?
Replies: 12
Views: 3124

Re: But, How Do You Use A Compass?

I was lucky to attend a June Fleming class on backpacking food/cooking, back around 1991. She mentioned an upcoming compass class and now I'm really sorry I didn't take it!

Thanks for the book suggestions!
by MarkInTheDark
June 19th, 2009, 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Benson Plateau update
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Benson Plateau update

Fantastic photos! Thank you for the Benson Plateau update!
by MarkInTheDark
June 12th, 2009, 4:00 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: But, How Do You Use A Compass?
Replies: 12
Views: 3124

But, How Do You Use A Compass?

I've got several cool compasses. However I have no idea how to use them. What's the best way to learn? Book, Class or Internet?
by MarkInTheDark
June 7th, 2009, 5:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: The Top Of Tunnel Falls On Eagle Creek Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 846

The Top Of Tunnel Falls On Eagle Creek Trail

OK, don't kill me for askin', but... is it possible and/or practical to hike to the top of Tunnel Falls? It's just a crazy idea I've had for a while, but I'm not sure if it is possible or not. While looking at maps, I've noticed that the top area of Tunnel Falls seems to be accessible from at least ...
by MarkInTheDark
June 6th, 2009, 5:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Benson Plateau Perimeter Trails/Campsite Friday, June 5
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: Benson Plateau Perimeter Trails/Campsite Friday, June 5

Hey Thomas M, great report on Benson Plateau. It is one of my favorite spots and I was just wondering what it might be like up there. I hiked up on June 12th a few years ago and found snow up to my waist! Still was able to locate Benson Camp, what a cool area of the Gorge.
by MarkInTheDark
May 29th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: gear changes from beginner to more experienced
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: gear changes from beginner to more experienced

It's pretty funny to think about all the crap I used to carry backpacking! Now I've dropped the stove, fuel, extra clothes, the giant tent, pots and pans, extra batteries and more. Switching to food I don't have to cook has really saved me much weight.
by MarkInTheDark
April 5th, 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic National Park, 04/01/09 - 04/04/09
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Olympic National Park, 04/01/09 - 04/04/09

Great photos, they look like something from National Geographic!!
by MarkInTheDark
March 17th, 2009, 10:44 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Woman dies after fall at Eagle Creek
Replies: 17
Views: 5223

2 Hiker Deaths On Eagle Creek Trail

Just saw this story about 2 hiker deaths on Eagle Creek. I don't even THINK about danger when I'm on that trail, but I guess I should! Here is the story: A 23-year-old Portland woman died Monday 3/16 after falling 100 feet down an embankment on the popular Eagle River trail, west of Cascade Locks, H...