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» Outdoor Gear Sale List

March 4th, 2007 by: timmy

I have been working alot lately on one of my sites,, and have just put some of the finishing touches on a recent project.

With the help of some of the site’s sponsors, I have created automated scripts to pull data feeds from their inventories of Outdoor Gear (Climbing, Camping, Hiking, Skiing etc), and have consolidated them into one tidy list of cheap/sale items in one spot.

Outdoor Gear On Sale
I’m a huge gear fan, so this was a bit of a selfish project as I will use the list probably more than anyone, but at the same time, I hope some others out there will find some use out of a single source for inexpensive gear.

The best part of the whole gig is the retailers that we teamed up with are all local Oregon gear shops so far: Backcountry Gear out of Eugene, and OMC from Portland. USOutdoor from Portland will be added soon, as will Mountain Gear from Spokane.

» Mouse Cursor Disappearing in Vista Second Display

March 2nd, 2007 by: timmy

I made the plunge to Vista a few weeks back and have really been enjoying my new setup. My one major beef has been that sometimes when my monitor goes into power save mode, my mouse cursor disappears when it wakes up. As you can imagine this is less than optimal when attempting to use one’s GUI, and it really pissed me off numerous times.

The only fix I could find originally was to sleep my notebook and open it back up. This took a few minutes out of my productivity each time and was totally tehsuck.

But, I found an excellent low-tech solution. In the control panel settings, I enabled the super hot ‘mouse cursor tail’ and my problems are gone! My cursor is always around when I need it.

» backcountry glisse bliss

February 15th, 2007 by: timmy

About a month ago my gaper-steez took a major blow while out playing at tammy mcarthur rim while stomping a HUGE air (uh yeah) my knee went a-pop. I gimped through a sickter trip up in Snoboy’s backyard during the healing process, but this week marked the return of timm@y to the BC of central oregon.

Alas, here is some fresh stoke from the steep-sickness that lies within the three sisters wilderness.
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» Wind and Skeleton Caves Gated Up for Good

January 28th, 2007 by: timmy

Wind Cave Closed

Originally uploaded by gapertimmy.

I was a bit surprised to discover two caves off of China Hat Road (Road 18) have been permanently closed to the public. Both Skeleton and Wind caves have been gated up like many other lava tubes in the Arnold Tube system off China Hat Road.

Other caves have been gated to preserve Townsend Big Eared Bat habitat in years past, but these two caves have long been touted as tourist attractions by the Forest Service and locals alike.

I’m guessing recent acts of vandalism at Skeleton cave prompted the road closures and subsequent gating of the cave mouths. I was unable to find any press releases on the Deschutes NFS website about the closures, nor anything from local press.

I have personally always respected the seasonal closures of these caves, and have never witnessed many abusing it. I do walk my dogs in the area frequently and am very sad to see access to these local treasures stripped away.

» Owyhee River

December 19th, 2006 by: timmy

Owyhee River Info
Not Climbing Related (but could be for someone who enjoys Oregon Adventure Climbing)… but I thought we could use some positive stoke here in the Oregon forum.

Last May I had the distinct pleasure of spending 4 days on the Owhyee River in Eastern Oregon. My good friend Justin Wellman runs Owyhee River Expeditions and invited me along on the trip, and it was simply amazing.

The Owyhee is perhaps one of the most wild-scenic places in all of Oregon… for that matter the Pacific Northwest. The geology of the gorge is rather diverse from 200+ foot basalt walls to Smiff-esque tuft outcrops.

Though the river isn’t as gnar as some others in Oregon, the beauty of this trip is hard to beat:

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