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by Markh752
December 22nd, 2015, 2:52 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: "Instagram hikers" and National Parks: Good, Bad, and Ugly
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: "Instagram hikers" and National Parks: Good, Bad, and U

kepPNW wrote:Classy...

The National Park Service is Watching Your Instagram | The Outdoor Society
I was looking for updates on when Mora planned to open their snow play area this morning and noticed that on their twitter feed. :lol:
by Markh752
December 21st, 2015, 7:47 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?
Replies: 40
Views: 11711

Re: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?

I did a google search and found a decent pdf file regarding altimeters and how they work. http://www.hikingdenver.net/wp-content/ ... imetry.pdf
by Markh752
December 21st, 2015, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2015 - Looking Back - What was your favorite hike
Replies: 27
Views: 4112

Re: 2015 - Looking Back - What was your favorite hike

1) First time trails is a tough one because we got to a lot of new trails this year. Two 4 day trips that stand out were the Northern Loop Trail in Mount Rainier National Park and a lollipop loop in the Red Buttes Wilderness. Very nice. I've been looking at an alternative Northern Loop but it looks...
by Markh752
December 21st, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2015 - Looking Back - What was your favorite hike
Replies: 27
Views: 4112

Re: 2015 - Looking Back - What was your favorite hike

I haven't hiked nearly enough this year due to injury and other circumstances. I just took a peek and I only got out for twelve hikes in 2015. Don't worry, I only got out nine times this year due to the kid be more active in sports. Does baseball season really need to take up six months of the year...
by Markh752
December 18th, 2015, 3:00 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?
Replies: 40
Views: 11711

Re: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?

Of course, there's also something to be said about using a barometric altimeter as a simple reference tool whose data you need to integrate with other information, This is what I was going towards with my previous post. Using my recent west side approach to Curtis Gilbert in the Goat Rocks TR as an...
by Markh752
December 17th, 2015, 9:01 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?
Replies: 40
Views: 11711

Re: Safe Scrambling and Building Off-Trail Confidence?

There is a lot of good advise in this thread. One of the aspects that wasn't touched on is before the trip research. There are scrambling routes that you might need to know whether to use the gully on climber's left vs the gully on climber's right. An altimeter is also helpful when scrambling. There...
by Markh752
December 17th, 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Oregon Hiking (Facebook) versus Oregon Hikers. org
Replies: 64
Views: 9029

Re: Oregon Hiking (Facebook) versus Oregon Hikers. org

So wouldn't it be cool if Oregon Hikers had a dual post option--click the right button and you post to both Oregon Hikers and to the Facebook page. And even cooler if feedback on both venues was cross posted automatically. That would help bring new folks to Oregon Hikers and get attention junkies a...
by Markh752
December 14th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Hiking In The Dark?
Replies: 17
Views: 3173

Re: Hiking In The Dark?

Hiking in the dark can be scary for some since the field of vision is reduced. Some enjoy it due to the heightened awareness of the sounds of the wild. Myself, most of my night hiking is on a trail I have hiked before on a Friday night after work. I like to get the beginning part of the hike over wi...
by Markh752
November 30th, 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: New "Lost" Trails in the Goat Rocks: Klickton Divide, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: New "Lost" Trails in the Goat Rocks: Klickton Divide, et

Gertrude Lake Trail: a friend of mine took his kids to Gertrude Lake a few years ago. He didn't comment that the trail was still there, but he didn't mention any bush whacking either. So I would assume the trail is still there. Cispus Divide trail: per a conversation with another hiker in Sept 2013 ...
by Markh752
November 1st, 2015, 2:03 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Limits proposed on access to Ape Cave
Replies: 6
Views: 1259

Re: Limits proposed on access to Ape Cave

K.Wagner wrote:I just searched their web site, and could not find any link there for comments about these restrictions. Maybe Monday .........
http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=47980