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by muddeer
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Rest In Peace, Richard Nyerges
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Rest In Peace, Richard Nyerges

He will be missed by many and his work appreciated by many more....
by muddeer
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Kellys Camp Spring (Ontario Peak Trail)
Replies: 128
Views: 7172

Re: Kellys Camp Spring (Ontario Peak Trail)

Thanks, Richard. I may lead a beginners' backpacking trip up there this summer.
by muddeer
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Kellys Camp Spring (Ontario Peak Trail)
Replies: 128
Views: 7172

Re: Kellys Camp Spring (Ontario Peak Trail)

Will Kellys Camp spring flow for the rest of the summer?
by muddeer
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: a slide in baldy bowl
Replies: 0
Views: 62

a slide in baldy bowl

Heads up. A friend reported an avy in the bowl today. He started it but no one got hurt. He's an experienced skier and says it was big enough to bury people. Watch out for all that melting snow on our local mountains.
by muddeer
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: How to ice-axe self arrest
Replies: 22
Views: 484

Re: How to ice-axe self arrest

Unless I'm roped in, I use a wrist leash for my axe. I make the leash just long enough that I can switch hands without removing the leash from the wrist. It doesn't have to very long at all. Since I'm right-handed, the leash is on the left wrist (gets in the way less often). As others have pointed o...
by muddeer
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: winter campgrounds near Wrightwood and Big Bear
Replies: 1
Views: 61

winter campgrounds near Wrightwood and Big Bear

I'm looking for places to spend nights near the ski resorts. I sleep in the back of my car (4x4), don't need running water, but a toilet would be nice. Free or park service fee only, of course. Anyone camped at Table Mountain, Appletree, Peavine, or Lake in winter? Any suggestion for Big Bear area? ...
by muddeer
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for a practice ski slope
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: looking for a practice ski slope

Thanks for the good suggestions. I in fact was up on Pinos last weekend; very nice gentle slopes near the summit. The snow on the north facing slopes were still great, powdery; others were crusty, excellent for face planting if you are into that. The road was open all the way up to the upper parking...
by muddeer
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for a practice ski slope
Replies: 3
Views: 128

looking for a practice ski slope

I'm a beginner skier and looking for a place to practice telemark turns. More specifically, a very gentle slope with a nice runout, preferrably in SG (but SB or SJ is okay), where I don't have to worry about mowing anyone down on weekends. Since I use waxless Nordic skis, and need workout anyways, I...
by muddeer
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: missing hiker
Replies: 7
Views: 152

missing hiker

This was posted on ODC by Tim Bui: Hi Everyone, I received this email about Robert Hagner: ****URGENT****San Bernardino Co Sheriffs Department is currently 11/1/08 searching for one of your club members Robert Hagner (Rob) who was reported over due by his wife. His hike was to include the Ice House ...
by muddeer
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: SOLD!: Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT tent
Replies: 0
Views: 53

SOLD!: Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT tent

SOLD! Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT tent, red, for sale: http://estore.websitepros.com/1764795/- ... Detail.bok It is in an excellent condition, having been used only on one trip (Denali). Also included are an extra pole, four pole holders for inner tent, the footprint, and the sled bag: http://estore.web...
by muddeer
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Deal-of-the-day Gear Sites
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: Deal-of-the-day Gear Sites

Don't forget rei outlet's deal of the day and deal of the week. Altrec also has a deal of the day.
by muddeer
Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Hiking Shoes
Replies: 32
Views: 1013

Re: Hiking Shoes

I would not recommend Camp 4. Design of the tongue near the toebox allows too much dirt and small pebbles to accumulate there. I found that dirt eventually gets inside the shoes. I do like the sticky rubber and the heel support, so will be looking to buy one of Five Ten's other approach/scrambling s...
by muddeer
Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interagency Pass
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Interagency Pass

Tim wrote:Oh, I was told the decal was only for motorcycles or open-topped vehicles.
That would make more sense. The lady at the Arcadia office didn't seem particularly well informed in general.
by muddeer
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interagency Pass
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Interagency Pass

The only bummer is I'm not sure if you can buy a second vehicle pass with it. I bought the pass about a month ago, and the lady at the Arcadia FS office told me that the sticker that comes with the pass can be used as a second vehicle Adventure Pass (just stick it on the windshield). I have not con...
by muddeer
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Hikes in southern UT
Replies: 17
Views: 382

Re: Best Hikes in southern UT

I was in Escalante NP during the July 4th weekend (I was also there during the last Christmas/New Year). It is not as well know as Zion or Bryce, but definitely worth a visit. Very few people, but many hikes and slot canyons, including several non-technical ones fun for all. Also nearby is Paria Can...
by muddeer
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Bug Repellant
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Bug Repellant

I've found even 100% DEET useless in some places, like the Sierra. But treating my clothing/hat/socks/bandana with permithrin works great; not only against mosquitoes, but ticks as well. Available at REI.
by muddeer
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help get rid of the Adventure Pass!
Replies: 50
Views: 855

Re: Help get rid of the Adventure Pass!

I for one certainly wouldn't mind chipping in an extra buck or two but $80 for a National Parks Pass and another $30 for an Adventure Pass and then another $15 or $20 for certain state parks??? Unless they changed the rule within the last year, a National Parks Pass also works as an Adventure Pass....
by muddeer
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: For Sale: jacket, stove, snowshoes, harness, tent, boots
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: For Sale: jacket, stove, snowshoes, harness, tent, boots

Hi. My waist is 33.5-34, and I couldn't tighten the harness enough to keep it from slipping down when I had some weight hanging off it (which is why I am selling it). And that was with fleece pants under goretex pants. I would say that at 35, you are at the minimum of the harness. Shoot. I'll hafta ...
by muddeer
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: For Sale: jacket, stove, snowshoes, harness, tent, boots
Replies: 6
Views: 154

For Sale: jacket, stove, snowshoes, harness, tent, boots

selling some used gear; would prefer to deal person-to-person; I live and work in Pasadena (CA) MSR Denali Evo Ascent Snowshoes - SOLD! Arc'teryx Delta SV Jacket - men's size XL - SOLD! Jetboil Stove and accessories - SOLD! Koflach Degre Boots - men's US size 11.5 - SOLD! Forty Below K2 Superlight O...
by muddeer
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help get rid of the Adventure Pass!
Replies: 50
Views: 855

Re: Help get rid of the Adventure Pass!

Sadly, our forests are underfunded. I am a huge user of the local forests and don't mind kicking in a few bucks to help the Angeles and San Bernardino NFs. The reality is that the users will have to shoulder more of the burden of funding our open spaces. I agree. At least with these specific "...
by muddeer
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Flora, Fauna & Fungi
Topic: a near bear sighting in Baldy's Bear Canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 105

a near bear sighting in Baldy's Bear Canyon

Yesterday, 4/27, I was hurrying back down the Bear Canyon trail. About 100 yards past Bear Flat creek, around 5pm, I heard a strange sound and heard some tree branches moving very loudly. I figured that two fat squirrels were fighting in the trees, and took a quick look up at the branches right abov...
by muddeer
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: SNOW - Questions, Forecasts & Reports About Snow
Replies: 603
Views: 21892

Re: SNOW - Questions, Forecasts & Reports About Snow

Is there some place near Baldy's summit that's still covered with snow? I need to practice setting up my new tent on snow. Windy is okay; any flat spot would do. Thanks.
by muddeer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: News & Conditions
Topic: Avalanches in Wrightwood area
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Avalanches in Wrightwood area

still one person missing; also an Avalanche Warning is in effect for Mountain High and Mount Baldy; let's be careful out there

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22847414
by muddeer
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Lighters with piezo-electric ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Lighters with piezo-electric ignition

I had trouble lighting my JetBoil with its piezo igniter; higher the altitude, more gas I had to release to light. And often required many "clicks". Tried putting in a new igniter; didn't help. Due to too little oxygen supposedly. So I removed the igniter and now just use a Bic lighter. Wo...
by muddeer
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Canister stoves
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Canister stoves

I've used a cannister stove (Jetboil) at 19.2k' below 10F, and it performed just as well as at sea level. . The boiling time must have taken longer at low atmospheric pressures. Actually, it's the opposite I believe. Lower atmospheric pressure means the water boils at a lower temperature; i.e., sho...
by muddeer
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Gear & Fitness
Topic: Canister stoves
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Canister stoves

I've used a cannister stove (Jetboil) at 19.2k' below 10F, and it performed just as well as at sea level. As someone mentioned above, the key is to keep the cannister from getting cold as the fuel pressure drops. I did this with a home-made windshield that fit tightly around the stove; to keep some ...
by muddeer
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Santa Monica staircase
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Santa Monica staircase

If you are looking for something to do this Sunday, check out this post by Lumme on ODC message board: Several of us have obligations in town this weekend, so we have opted for a local but nevertheless challenging alternative: 10,000 step staircase run on the Santa Monica Staircase (4th Street &...
by muddeer
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Cascades Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Cascades Trip

This is the parking pass I used while living in Washington state. Good for most, if not all, of Oregon as well:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/passespermits/nwfp.shtml

Also, I would recommend Mnt. Adams in Washington. All you need for the South Spur route is basic crampon and ice axe skills.
by muddeer
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: San Gabriels
Topic: Mt. Baldy Trip Report for Fri or Sat, Oct 19 or 20
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Mt. Baldy Trip Report for Fri or Sat, Oct 19 or 20

Too late to give Gumby a report (I was on it Saturday morning), but I do have a question for those who have been on Baldy's summit during Santa Ana winds. No doubt windy, but how is the temperature?