A different area, Its a remote area outside of estacada, I havent been up there in about 10yrs or so. I'm scouting it for late season archery. so far I'm impressed with the results, I'm not worried about someone else in the same area. its a burn of a hike in there. and a lot of hunters on the west side stick close to the road.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....