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Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:03 pm
by realityguy
:o ..I'm in a good mood..just busy working is all..can't get enough time to go hiking probably this weekend but next week I'll head up to the vacation home for 4-5 days,back for a few(wife's family in town)..then back up for a planned thru hike on the beach.
It's supposed to rain this weekend..so says the wife(?).It sure doesn't look like it!I'd love to head up to Goat Flats for a day to see if the blueberries are starting and to see what the upper meadows are like..Wife won't go...so if I get fed up,I might go by myself.

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:37 pm
by zelph
Stop thrifting, work more and then you can camp/hike more :o :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:24 pm
by zelph
JBRanger wrote:Sorry, been tied up with family. I'm here til Sunday. I would like to meet up but have no idea if I'll be able to. I'm here in Dupont.
How did things go on your adventure North? Meet up with anyone of interest?

Would you consider moving up there if given the chance?

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am
by JBRanger
Yea, my trip went well. Unfortunately we were so rushed going places I was unable to meet up with any one here. :( It was gorgeous up there. Would I consider moving up there? Eesh... that's a tough one. Based on the outdoors alone... maybe. There's really too many variables to take into account (local laws, political environment, weather, etc)

I've told my wife if we move from Georgia it will be to Switzerland! We were there last year and wow, it was amazing. Yea, I know they have crazy taxes and such but it was actually MORE expensive in Canada than in Switzerland.

The Pacific NW is VERY pretty, but I'm just not sure I'd want to live there.

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:18 pm
by zelph
I've tossed it around a time or two about moving up there. I'm tired of Midwest winters :o Thanks for your insight :D

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:23 pm
by realityguy
Ah..you don't wanna move up here..it rains all the time! :o ..Moss grows between your toes and never dries out. :shock: Winters are horrible with maybe only 1 day of snow per year and it probably drops all the way into the teens about 1-2 days a year. :roll:
Otherwise it's a terrible wet 40-60 degrees the rest of the time during the winters,maybe 10% of the time barely below freezing. :cry:
In summers it never does get warm and usually stays a boring 65-85 most of the time..unless you want 85-95 and dry on the east side of the state.
Unfortunately we are stuck with rain forest to desert,hiking pretty much year round with or without snow,from mountain peaks to ocean beaches..you wouldn't want that variety to screw up your everyday boring hiking/working schedule,would you? :roll:

I guess you could kayak if you get too bored.They say we have the highest per capita "boat ownership" in the world..Gee..I wonder why..I only have 4...and haven't used them in several years..

:lol:

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:54 pm
by zelph
I guess you could kayak if you get too bored.They say we have the highest per capita "boat ownership" in the world..Gee..I wonder why..I only have 4...and haven't used them in several years..
That's par for the course for most boat owners :P out there :D

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:29 pm
by realityguy
When the weather gets EXTREMELY crappy...you can go surf the thrift stores... :mrgreen:

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:33 pm
by DarenN
realityguy wrote:When the weather gets EXTREMELY crappy...you can go surf the thrift stores... :mrgreen:
or surf the surf at Tofino.

Re: Heading to the NW,

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:39 pm
by zelph
Ahhhh!!!! the weather is what keeps you in the thrift stores, shoulda known :mrgreen: