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by Excursionista
July 5th, 2008, 2:12 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: A few stats....
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

Re: A few stats....

Anna, welcome! I should also introduce myself. Independent bookseller in Portland, trying to hike at least once a week. I'm a freelance and creative writer and a homebrewer. Have lived and traveled and hiked all over the world. Only been hiking seriously for a few years, but have done multi-days in ...
by Excursionista
July 4th, 2008, 8:42 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need help identifying a trailhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Need help identifying a trailhead

Thanks for the replies - I'm pretty sure now that it's the trail to Bloom Lake. Highway 26 makes that big sunken grade just to the west of the spot I'm thinking of, and it appears that way on the maps. I've never heard of Bloom Lake, but I'll definitely check it out one of these days. Not as spectac...
by Excursionista
July 1st, 2008, 11:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need help identifying a trailhead
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Need help identifying a trailhead

My brother and I were heading back from the coast on Hwy 26 yesterday, and spotted what appeared to be a trailhead sign very close to the bridge over South Fork Quartz Creek. It's on the south side of the road, set back in a vehicle turn-out. We came around a bend and couldn't stop in time, and for ...
by Excursionista
June 28th, 2008, 12:40 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Has anyone else actually BENT a Leki pole..?
Replies: 24
Views: 4986

Re: Has anyone else actually BENT a Leki pole..?

I just "broke" my Leki's. The springs on both poles came loose somehow and the extensions won't tighten down. I have no idea how it happened; I discovered it at the truck just before hiking Hamilton Mtn last weekend. That said, I've never bent one - even while hiking the Olympic Coast. I was crossin...
by Excursionista
June 26th, 2008, 1:38 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wallowa Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Wallowa Mountains

I agree with Granniehiker that the Lorain book has the best info. I think the maps in the book are Geo-graphic. Last summer my friend and I followed his advice and hiked the loop starting at Eagle creek up to Horton Pass (with a detour to the snowless Eagle Cap summit!), then down into Lakes Basin. ...