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by MarkInTheDark
September 8th, 2008, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Have You Ever Seen A Forest Ranger In The Backwoods?
Replies: 25
Views: 2701

Have You Ever Seen A Forest Ranger In The Backwoods?

Just a question I thought about on my last trip, have you ever seen a Forest Ranger while out in the backcountry? I've been hiking about 20 years and I've only seen one, at Wahtum Lake, which, because of the road nearby, probably doesn't count. Anyway, just wondering if anyone ever does see a Ranger...
by MarkInTheDark
September 6th, 2008, 2:15 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Gear List - 4 day trip - sub 12lb baseweight
Replies: 35
Views: 10994

Re: Gear List - 4 day trip - sub 12lb baseweight

Thanks for all the excellent posts! I've learned very much from you guys!
by MarkInTheDark
September 3rd, 2008, 8:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks Wilderness 8/23-25/2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2023

Re: Goat Rocks Wilderness 8/23-25/2008

thanks for the great report and photos!
by MarkInTheDark
September 3rd, 2008, 5:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Steens Mountain, August 22-26
Replies: 7
Views: 4309

Re: Steens Mountain, August 22-26

excellent photos! Especially the "big indian from cottonwood camp" photo!
by MarkInTheDark
September 1st, 2008, 1:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Benson Plateau 8/30-8/31
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Benson Plateau 8/30-8/31

There were mosquitoes up on the Plateau, but not that many. You're right, they lightened up as the temps went down, I didn't really notice them after the sun went down and it cooled off. Plus it was pretty windy much of the time.
by MarkInTheDark
August 31st, 2008, 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Benson Plateau 8/30-8/31
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Benson Plateau 8/30-8/31

One of my fave camping spots is up on Benson Plateau at Benson Camp, so I got my pack packed and headed for a solo backpacking trip starting at Wahtum Lake on Saturday morning, August 30th. The forest road just before Lake Wahtum was in great shape, there was a big mowing operation going on along th...
by MarkInTheDark
August 26th, 2008, 7:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Creek-Tanner Butte Loop 8/13/08 - 8/15/08
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: Eagle Creek-Tanner Butte Loop 8/13/08 - 8/15/08

Great review. I haven't done that loop yet, really appreciate the information about your trip!
by MarkInTheDark
August 13th, 2008, 5:24 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Best place to buy boots in Portland
Replies: 8
Views: 5617

Re: Best place to buy boots in Portland

OK, this is gonna be controversial... but... Fred Meyer! The best hiking boots I ever got, came from Freddy's! And they were inexpensive!