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by Steve20050
August 15th, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Thoughts on the route climbing South Sister from Green Lakes?
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Thoughts on the route climbing South Sister from Green Lakes?

Water: I found your Cuzco reference funny. I've flown into La Paz, Bolivia near Cuzco, relatively several times from Portland. The airport is the highest international airport in the world. It's on the Altiplano at 13,400 feet. You used to have to get off the plane and walk over the tarmac to the te...
by Steve20050
May 2nd, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trailhead Parking
Replies: 22
Views: 1800

Re: Trailhead Parking

I can't hold back, gotta say it: I've paid for parking once in the last decade. Only cited once, which ironically was at a non-posted TH where I disputed the citation, but was told to pay anyway (an obvious racket designed for the sole purpose of extracting money from the populace, which is expecte...
by Steve20050
March 3rd, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: TICKS
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: TICKS

They are just the most godawful things ever. :o Well. While they are rather horrible I can think of some that are worse. I have always felt fortunate to hike in an area that is rather benign in these issues. We do have ticks though I believe lime disease generally has a 36 hour time period from the ...
by Steve20050
October 17th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

These are all good points. The logistics of a thru hike on even well established routes are intimidating to me, let alone a newly established long distance route. Interested that it would probably need to be section hiked over multiple seasons. Would north bound be the best option? Sorry we didn't ...
by Steve20050
October 12th, 2018, 11:22 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

Wow! Gorgeous photo! I miss the lenga forests. I found rangers in Argentina have a different attitude once they are convinced you are experienced and capable. They are also outdoor lovers and once they know you are experienced and capable they become brothers, so to speak. Chile I found to be more ...
by Steve20050
October 12th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Long Distance Trail in Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Long Distance Trail in Chile

I have posted before about going to South America a few years back. I spent about 8 months just traveling between Chile and Argentina. It was considered the "gringo trail" back then thou it was roads and scenery that most were using there. I hit a lot of national parks in both countries as you weave...
by Steve20050
July 7th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Opal Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Opal Lake

I did this a number of times back in the early to mid 90s. Haven't been back since it became a wilderness. Figured it was going to get crowded, LOL. You basically drive over the ridge and come down within 1/2mile of the lake and a clear cut parking. Once at the lake you enter forest. What is it like...
by Steve20050
June 15th, 2018, 12:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Crater Lake & Klamath Falls Suggestions Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Crater Lake & Klamath Falls Suggestions Needed

National Parks have some variation on rules. Crater Lake has dispersed camping. So unless you really want to car camp, you can set up a tent camp about anywhere. The one thing they ask is to not camp within a mile of the rim. You just have to get the permit at back country station near lodge. I do a...
by Steve20050
June 3rd, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Truly giant trees of the past
Replies: 11
Views: 1819

Re: Truly giant trees of the past

I have to agree with Aimless. It was probably more an exaggeration for promotional reasons as a possibility. The tallest coast redwoods today are 370+ feet and they have always been described as taller than firs. I think one tops out at 380 feet. That's a lot shorter than what you describe of past f...
by Steve20050
May 20th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Update
Replies: 41
Views: 4590

Re: Central Cascades Wilderness Strategies Update

I do find trash based on where I go. It seems that if I go into a place like lakes around Roaring River Wilderness and the roads like Frazier turnaround, I see lots more trash. High Cascades with less road access little to nothing. Well, almost. Those obnoxious fire rings about everywhere. So finish...