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by Aardvark
January 30th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Day Jobs
Replies: 65
Views: 6268

Re: Day Jobs

After 10 years of odd jobs I went and got a forestry degree when I was 27 - I knew I wanted to be outside and work independently. Since then I've done forest data collection - timber cruises, plant associations, biological assessments, tree farm inspections, stream typing, etc. - I get to read maps,...
by Aardvark
January 11th, 2013, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Why is Larch Mt. so creepy?
Replies: 45
Views: 8697

Re: Why is Larch Mt. so creepy?

I've found the nearest forest to a populated area is usually creepy. The farther you get from potential encounters with the two-legged upright, the less creepy.
by Aardvark
January 11th, 2013, 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Yrs Eve Forest Park 360: The real Double Wildwood- 12/31
Replies: 21
Views: 3099

Re: New Yrs Eve Forest Park 360: The real Double Wildwood- 1

Tht is impressive. When I heard the stories of Bob Marshall's 60 mile days I thought - no way. But i guess you guys are out there :D
by Aardvark
December 20th, 2012, 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Abiqua and other nearby waterfalls. 12/12/12
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Abiqua and other nearby waterfalls. 12/12/12

The first time I went to Abiqua it was during the winter and I the sound reverberating in that bowl was intense - the build up of anticipation as you walk up the creek is great. Great swimming hole in the summer.
by Aardvark
December 10th, 2012, 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Very Backcountry Thanksgiving: Maiden Peak Adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 2957

Re: A Very Backcountry Thanksgiving: Maiden Peak Adventure

what a fun report - a great way to spend any holiday!
by Aardvark
December 5th, 2012, 9:52 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bull Run crackdown?
Replies: 58
Views: 6886

Re: Bull Run crackdown?

back in "the good ol' daze" of the 70's - I would frequently walk into the Bull run from the nesmith/horsetail creek area, following old roads most of the time. On the map - Palmer Peak & Mt. talupus drew me in. Nothing inherently special about the scenery or sights there, and there was no "patrols ...
by Aardvark
November 29th, 2012, 10:55 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Flask (Thermos) on dayhikes
Replies: 9
Views: 2802

Re: Vacuum Flask (Thermos) on dayhikes

I just started doing the thermos thing the last couple years - maybe its one of the 7 warning signs of geezerhood :D I found this at Uyajimaya - it comes on almost all my dayhikes - holds about a pint and buried in your pack - keeps stuff piping hot even in winter.. http://i38.photobucket.com/albums...
by Aardvark
November 29th, 2012, 10:45 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: In search of good hiking pants on a budget.
Replies: 53
Views: 5841

Re: In search of good hiking pants on a budget.

A nice pair of light wool thrift shop dress slacks from the 60's have been my favored 3 season pants for years. Had the cuffs modified with velcro closures - total investment - $10 :D
by Aardvark
November 29th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers
Replies: 440
Views: 85875

Re: The Dogs of Portland Hikers

after the longest canine-free time of my adulthood, looking through this thread really makes me want another, I'm ready - I hope one finds me soon ;)
by Aardvark
November 26th, 2012, 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Black Hole Falls, North Siouxon Creek
Replies: 18
Views: 4147

Re: Black Hole Falls, North Siouxon Creek

That is some stunning photography.