General discussions on hiking in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
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February 26th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Bad news, I found a tick crawling on me while hiking in the Memaloose Hills area today. So much for early season nonchalance.
Swale Canyon, late-January. They're out there!!
So dinky, I measured it by counting threads on my pants.
Back on the trail, again...
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I got one on the Rogue River. Maybe I removed it within 24 hours? Used those tweezers to remove it. My arm swelled up some. I took a couple Ibuprofen and an antihistamine.
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The Lyle Cherry Orchard is also known as the Columbia Gorge Tick Preserve. Last year was a mast year, when oaks bear a bumper crop of acorns. That drives a rodent population explosion. Coupled with the warm winter, lots of ticks will be with us this year.
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Got one on Hamilton Mountain today. Felt it bite my thigh.