Gear Discussion • Re: Lightweight shin protection?
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by Webfoot
3h ago
Tyvek could be interesting to try. May I see what yours look like? Statistics: Posted by Webfoot — Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:25 pm ..read more
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Gear Discussion • Re: Lightweight shin protection?
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by leiavoia
3h ago
I have made some DIY shin guards from tyvek house wrap and some KAM snaps. They are slippery and waterproof, but it won’t prevent outright punctures. Statistics: Posted by leiavoia — Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:14 pm ..read more
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Trip Reports • Chinidere Mountain from Wahtum Lake trailhead - 6/8/2024
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by izonauk
4h ago
Drove from Portland through Hood River up to the Wahtum Lake trailhead fairly early in the morning. The roads are paved the entire way, definitely accessible by smaller car or sedan, just watch for fallen rocks and trees. Arrived at the Wahtum Lake Campground around 830a. Two cars already there, but they were camped out from the previous night. There were a fair amount of buzzing insects around. Nothing biting, but lots and lots of buzzing. The pit toilet was a bit uncomfortable as the droning buzzes were echoed and amplified. The fee box was non-functioning and no obvious place to fill out yo ..read more
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Trip Reports • Kalama River-Goat Marsh Lake Loop June 11, 2024
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by Sugar Pine
6h ago
Overnight backpacked the Kalama River-Goat Marsh Lake Loop Hike. No snow. Some mosquitoes, but not too bad (there was some wind). Really liked Goat Marsh Lake. Very peaceful. Many birds. View of Mt St Helens from Goat Marsh Lake. The day was overcast, with just a bit of drizzle. Clearer view of Mt St Helens in the morning with a clear day, near our camp at Blue Lake. Statistics: Posted by Sugar Pine — Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:51 pm ..read more
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General Hiking Topics • Re: Mountain Lion on Angel's Rest Trail
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by Don Nelsen
6h ago
Wow, that is an amazing sighting! I'm very surprised you saw one in such a popular area. dn Statistics: Posted by Don Nelsen — Wed Jun 12, 2024 3:46 pm ..read more
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General Hiking Topics • Re: Mountain Lion on Angel's Rest Trail
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by squidvicious
6h ago
Good job on spotting him and not walking straight into him! Surprising place for a cougar though, given how heavily used that trail is. And how every other person seems to have an unleashed dog running around. I've run into a cougar in the gorge. I can also look back and be glad to have experienced it (safely), but I'm not eager to do it again. Statistics: Posted by squidvicious — Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:18 pm ..read more
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General Hiking Topics • Re: Mountain Lion on Angel's Rest Trail
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by retired jerry
6h ago
wow! and you got a picture. I have never seen a Mountain Lion but I have seen their tracks. I think your caution was warranted. Bears just run away. Mountain Lions stalk us. But rarely is anyone hurt. I think mountain lions are fairly common, they watch us, but they don't let us see them. Statistics: Posted by retired jerry — Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:05 pm ..read more
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General Hiking Topics • Mountain Lion on Angel's Rest Trail
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by ThePortlandeer
6h ago
I was out for a solo evening hike on the Angel's Rest trail. After the big rocky outcropping area below the summit there is a brushy corridor. I looked up the trail and saw what I thought was a mountain lion from about 30-50 yards, but it was hard to tell if my eyes were just playing tricks on me. It was very still. So was I. I snapped a bad grainy picture, then picked up a big rock and backed slowly out from that section of the trail. I retreated half way back the rocky section and waited. Then I saw the mountain lion's head peak out from the section I had just left. I saw a solo hiker coming ..read more
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Gear Discussion • Re: Lightweight shin protection?
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by Webfoot
13h ago
gaiters? wouldn't offer the protection of shin guards, but it would mostly prevent scrapes I manage to scrape myself through fabric, sometimes even through gaiters in the winter. For context I am sitting here with an oozing shin from where a scraped skin off stepping over a log and raked it on a sharp branch stub. Of course I try to improve my technique but it also happens from slips and stumbles, and it's a long term recurrence so I think an equipment solution may be in order. Statistics: Posted by Webfoot — Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:23 am ..read more
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Gear Discussion • Re: Lightweight shin protection?
Oregon Hikers
by retired jerry
13h ago
gaiters? wouldn't offer the protection of shin guards, but it would mostly prevent scrapes Statistics: Posted by retired jerry — Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:15 am ..read more
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