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by BigBear
June 18th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: PCT / Herman Ck open
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: PCT / Herman Ck open

Let the parking wars begin! Actually, since they went to limiting the parking places with threat of fine, tow and imprisonment, parking has not been the problem it used to be. Actually, let me rephrase that: getting back down to the highway after the walk hasn't been the problem it used to be. Shall...
by BigBear
June 15th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Christmas Ornament Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Christmas Ornament Hunt

Okay, I'll respond. I love the idea of ornaments on the trail. I liked the Nesika trail which had ornaments all year long and I hand ornaments on our trees along the sidewalk during those dreary winter months (recommend plastic orbs for those who wish to do the same). I like the idea of finding colo...
by BigBear
May 31st, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Ticks born by the wind?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Ticks born by the wind?

It's more likely that they were transferred from the ground to your packs when you took them off for lunch or a clothing break or They were on your pack from the previous hike. I once had a tick survive the washing and drying cycle, and it was on my shirt the next weekend before I started my hike. T...
by BigBear
May 31st, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Fire Flare up
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: Eagle Creek Fire Flare up

At Tiffany Mountain in the North Cascades, there was a forest fire about 10 years ago, USFS layed straw down on the ground to reduce the spring erosion from snowmelt, and the fire started back up again that summer from embers in the tree roots. It is surprising that "heat" can survive the cold winte...
by BigBear
May 29th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: So how much do those folks sitting in cars cost?
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: So how much do those folks sitting in cars cost?

Wouldn't it be nice if people could come together and arrive at a mutual agreement of personal responsibility. There is no bridge crossing the Sandy River because a man was standing on the bridge hoping to take pictures of a flash flood that swept him to his death. USFS was sued for not arriving at ...
by BigBear
May 18th, 2018, 12:10 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: $36M "restitution" sought from 15 year old Eagle Creek Fire setter
Replies: 29
Views: 1517

Re: $36M "restitution" sought from 15 year old Eagle Creek Fire setter

The defendant in this case lit off multiple fire works in a national forest (prohibited activity) during an extreme fire danger (emphasis on prohibited) on a trail already partially closed due to a fireworks fire three months earlier. Even more interesting, while Hood River was under a level-2 evacu...
by BigBear
May 15th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Mt Hood Fatality
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Mt Hood Fatality

It is unfortunate that this person's summit attempt ended tragically. The details of the response are sketchy in the media coverage. However, I am concerned over lawsuits in the wilderness. In this situation, if the family is seeking a specific response time, that may mean that the forest will be cl...
by BigBear
May 3rd, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Very secluded lakes or rivers
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Very secluded lakes or rivers

My suggestion is that you invest in some Green trails topo maps and evaluate what works for you. This way you can ensure all of your criteria are met. The basic problem with your request is that if the lake is known by name, it probably has a user trail beaten to it (e.g. Golden Lake) or its so obsc...
by BigBear
May 3rd, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Augspurger Mt from Cook via Can Lid Lane
Replies: 13
Views: 1193

Re: Augspurger Mt from Cook via Can Lid Lane

You noted "Jolley Trail" in your report, but Dick Thomas was the driving force behind the Cook Mountain trail from the Columbia River side, while Frank & Charolotte Head were the designers of the long ridge trail from the gravel pit ont he north side of Augspurger.
by BigBear
April 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: ISO: "boring" hikes
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: ISO: "boring" hikes

Since you live in Troutdale, the obvious suggestion would be to drive up Larch Mtn. and explore those gated logging roads on the south side of the road. Looking at the USDA closure map, only sections to the north appear to be in the closure zone.