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by CMH
March 20th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Olympic National Park Permits
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Olympic National Park Permits

Were you able to get a permit? I'm curious what you're planning on doing there? I'm planning a hike from Staircase to Port Angeles it doesn't go through quota areas and its just me, so I don't anticipate having much trouble getting a permit. Have you hiked along this path much? As far as special gea...
by CMH
February 21st, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Truly giant trees of the past
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: Truly giant trees of the past

You might be interested in: Ascending the Giants is a volunteer group of tree enthusiasts, arborists and researchers dedicated to documenting trees. Although our headquarters are based in Portland, our team is international and our work, likewise, aims to reach wherever forests exist. https://www.ch...
by CMH
February 21st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Snowshoeing near Hood River
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Snowshoeing near Hood River

Catherine Creek area is nice for snowshoeing - not too steep, plenty of views of the snowy Gorge.
by CMH
February 21st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities
Replies: 44
Views: 1443

Re: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities

I'm not sure why you say only one picnic table is needed to allow collection of a fee. The regulation uses the plural, saying “…the Secretary may charge a standard amenity recreation fee… but only at… An area… that contains…Picnic tables.” Other required amenities are not plural "A permanent toilet ...
by CMH
February 20th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities
Replies: 44
Views: 1443

Re: NW Forest Pass and Missing Amenities

Dog Mt. only has picnic table, not picnic tables.
by CMH
July 9th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 21
Views: 1846

Re: steep trails

I have a spreadsheet of trails from the Gorge and nearby areas. Below are the top 10 trails in terms of average grade.
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by CMH
April 27th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9163

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

Backwards in the sense that we should encourage people that want to hike to hike and not aim for some demographic profile of what we want the hiking community to be. ... it doesn't matter. Straw man arguments are fun, but to my knowledge, no one has advocated conscripting the populace to become hik...
by CMH
April 27th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9163

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

I think diversity in a bunch of categories that are irrelevant in the hiking community is a backwards goal. A much better goal would be perfect homogeneity in the hiking community in the only thing that matters - everyone wants to hike hikes (tempered with the goal of avoiding overcrowding). It may...
by CMH
April 27th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9163

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

I think diversity in a bunch of categories that are irrelevant in the hiking community is a backwards goal. Backwards from... what? Hiking's prominent place in the book "Stuff White People Like?" A much better goal would be perfect homogeneity in the hiking community in the only thing that matters ...
by CMH
April 24th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers
Replies: 116
Views: 9163

Re: hiking community fails to embrace fat queer hikers

I think diversity in a bunch of categories that are irrelevant in the hiking community is a backwards goal. A much better goal would be perfect homogeneity in the hiking community in the only thing that matters - everyone wants to hike hikes (tempered with the goal of avoiding overcrowding).