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by bobcat
January 10th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rimrock Springs Loop Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Rimrock Springs Loop Trail

It's a nice little loop to break up the driving of you're heading out that way - very hot in summer though. There's a great views of the Sisters from the lava rimrock at the high point. Tip for posting upright photos: (1) Make sure your upright photos are vertically aligned where you keep them (and ...
by bobcat
December 16th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?

They're always in those oaks along Eightmile Creek, and there are more of them in the winter. They also hang out in the oaks north of the Catherine Creek Arch near the pinnacles. I saw dozens of them there about a month ago (also a couple of acorn woodpeckers).
by bobcat
December 12th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019

Stunning photos once again! FYI, mandarin ducks are native to China, Korea, Japan, and the Russian Far East. They are indeed quite rare in their wild state. The mandarins you see in cities in Europe and North America are feral. There are a couple of other park areas around Portland where they might ...
by bobcat
November 26th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for the Field Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Photos needed for the Field Guide

Thank you, leiavoia! I am borrowing a few of these now!
by bobcat
November 17th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: Eagle Creek Trail

Re: Eagle Creek - the two new bridges are in. Pretty sure they'll wait until spring 2020 to reopen the trail after a PCTA crew has gone in to do winter cleanup. are you referring to the McCord Creek trail above, or the 400 below? I think he's referring to the 400 just east of McCord Creek where that...
by bobcat
November 17th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for the Field Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Photos needed for the Field Guide

I'm not a fan of that item although some people put a lot of effort into them. Not sure how to delete a whole line item (more of them are blank as opposed to linked to an actual trail log) - must be on a master for the hike pages somewhere. It would still leave the remaining trip report pages online...
by bobcat
November 17th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for the Field Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Photos needed for the Field Guide

So there ISN'T a "master" log for each trail? They're just created individually for each page? Yes, I believe so - not that I'm an expert in the bowels of the FG. A couple of times a user has asked me to correct inaccuracies, but in my own opinion, this is an expendable feature. Thanks for creating...
by bobcat
November 17th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Conifer IDs
Replies: 30
Views: 2266

Re: Conifer IDs

I think you're correct on all except the "western hemlock" cone is, I believe, mountain hemlock (too many rows of scales for w. hemlock); also the mystery pine looks more like western white pine - can't see the needle bunches clearly, but there should be five per cluster.
by bobcat
November 17th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Underhill trail 11/4/19 Monday
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Underhill trail 11/4/19 Monday

Thank you for investigating and posting about the Underhill Trail, one of the least known trails in the Mt. Hood NF!
by bobcat
November 15th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion Forum Support and General Site Questions/Comments
Topic: TKO spam
Replies: 19
Views: 1610

Re: TKO spam

Regardless of the answer to that question, I find it ironic that people are using the free resources of this site, that is provided and paid for by TKO, to complain about TKO. Out of all the things concerning me in the world right now, I think this is about 11,632 on my list. If we all throw them a...