[LMB] Weather, seasons, etc (was Typos)

beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com
Wed Sep 28 19:12:28 BST 2011

I've gone hiking in many and various places around the state with family. 
(Primarily in Eastern Oregon, but elsewhere as well.)  Nowhere have we
ever had to take precautions for snakes.  I guess we have them, but it's
not something to be constantly aware of.

Beatrice Otter

> Beatrice,
> You seem to have missed that Oregon has a nicely active rattlesnake
> population (including, oddly enough, one hill between Stayton and Lyons on
> Hwy 22 as well as a hill outside of Eugene), and I'm pretty sure we've got
> brown recluse spiders around here somehere. The Willamette Valley and
> Coast
> do not comprise the whole of Oregon.
> http://www.great-oregon-vacations.com/rattlesnakes.html
> I definitely agree with you about the coastline - especially the Columbia
> River bar, home of the USCG National Motor Lifeboat School.
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 6:18 AM, <beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com>
> wrote:
>> I come from an outdoorsy family, and we live in Oregon.  There are no
>> poisonous snakes or spiders on land, nor anything dangerous like
>> jellyfish
>> in the sea.  On land, you worry about people knowing where you are so
>> they
>> can send out the search party if you get lost, and carrying enough
>> food/water.  At sea, you worry about sneaker waves and drowning.  That's
>> about it.  (Of course, having some of the most dangerous coastline and
>> tides in the US--we're where they send the coast guard to train--that
>> requires constant vigilance, but it's not about looking out for
>> critters.)
>> Beatrice Otter
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