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by arlohike
February 23rd, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Making tracks on Larch - 2/23/19
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Making tracks on Larch - 2/23/19

Impressive! I just got my first pair of snowshoes and after a brief trial today, was planning to go up to that area tomorrow. Nice to see there will be no shortage of snow.
by arlohike
February 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack

Thuja wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Imagine being stared down by a cougar with a wiggling butt, ready to pounce, for 15 minutes, maybe 30...
When my cat does this, I'm grateful she doesn't weigh 80 pounds!
by arlohike
February 5th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Deadly Colorado Mountain Lion Attack

Deadly for the lion, that is. This is all over the news today, but this article had some details of how the trail runner handled the attack: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/05/how-runner-killed-mountain-lion-attack-larimer-county/ I recall reading somewhere that most mountain lions will run from ...
by arlohike
February 3rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 30
Views: 3672

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

The Columbia "PeakFreak XCRSN II XCEL Low OutDry" (ridiculous name) shoes I ordered for $70 a year ago fit fine and served me well, until I finally got some significant leaking today. My records show 387 miles on these shoes, so it's nothing to crow about, but definitely a better value than the prev...
by arlohike
February 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 159
Views: 21840

Re: Happy Birthday!

Look at this haul from today: seven mylar balloons, scattered across a small area just off the Two Chiefs trail. I saw two or three more, but they were further down a steepening slope and I didn't think I'd get enough buoyancy out of these to save me if I fell. One of them somehow contained about a ...
by arlohike
February 2nd, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.
Replies: 29
Views: 2709

Re: I'm so tired of boot manufacturers lying to us.

Since you're considering some relatively inexpensive Columbia boots ... I gave that a try about a year ago: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26335 I've just recently noticed them starting to leak, and the leaking was significant on a long, wet hike today, so I'm calling it. To...
by arlohike
January 24th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Ello! Stoked...
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Ello! Stoked...

Welcome! I moved here from Chicago 10 years ago, and it didn't take long to adapt to the slower pace. Unfortunately, my standard for what a cold winter feels like has also changed. But I've never gotten tired of the rain and all the green it brings.
by arlohike
January 24th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Idea for Trailhead Parking App
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Idea for Trailhead Parking App

This is available now! http://www.trailcheck.info You can read through the Instructions page to see how it works. I've only made an iPhone version so far; Android will come sooner or later depending on how much use it gets. If you download the app today, it won't do much because it relies on user da...
by arlohike
January 20th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Larch Mtn Trail New Bridge Drainage
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Larch Mtn Trail New Bridge Drainage

This is the new bridge on Larch Mountain Trail, just south of the Wahkeena junction. Unfortunately the far end is a big puddle collector! Not a huge obstacle, but it stood out in contrast to the nice new construction. Perhaps a slight adjustment to that log on the right would allow it all to drain o...
by arlohike
January 7th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Wild rhododendrons?
Replies: 12
Views: 1507

Re: Wild rhododendrons?

Nice -- thanks again to all of you for the suggestions and photos. (I love the rhododendrons with Rhododendron in the background!)