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by squeakytree
August 20th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 623

Re: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?

The Ramona Falls bridge has been a point of contention for quite some time. The nature of the river flooding there has taken out every bridge ever put in. People complain to the Forest Service every year about the fact that there is no temporary bridge in the summer but then they blamed them for put...
by squeakytree
August 6th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 4284

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

They now know when I fill them out in protest! Will y'all join me? Unfortunately, while I understand your intention, your "protest" is not reaching the people who are responsible for the outcome. The permits are sorted and counted by volunteers, interns, and Forest Service rec technicians. The numb...
by squeakytree
July 29th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: unknown vine
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: unknown vine

Bitter Nightshade.
by squeakytree
July 21st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Pacific Crest Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Pacific Crest Trail

You might try getting on the PCT Class of 2019 on Facebook and see if there are any Trail Angels in the area who could help you out.
by squeakytree
June 5th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Sleeping at Trailhead rules/etiquette
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Sleeping at Trailhead rules/etiquette

I'm not sure about other organizations, but the Forest Service generally doesn't allow dispersed camping at any developed recreation sites, which includes campgrounds, picnic areas and trailheads. This is partly for practical reasons at trailheads. If it was an acceptable area for dispersed camping,...
by squeakytree
May 10th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 137
Views: 7534

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Sorry I don't have photos, but I was at Ramona Falls a week and a half back. There were two or three different spots people were using to cross the Sandy. In my opinion, a couple of the options are actually not as challenging as they've been in the last couple years. With that said, I'm sure that wi...
by squeakytree
April 26th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trailhead Parking
Replies: 22
Views: 1656

Re: Trailhead Parking

The Senior/Golden Age version of the "National Parks" or "Interagency" Pass, regardless of what it was or is called and how much it costs, is exactly the same pass as it's always been, meaning what you can use it for is the same no matter which version you have. They are good at any trailhead that h...
by squeakytree
August 24th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New Northwest Forest Passes
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

New Northwest Forest Passes

There has already been considerable discussion on this site about the Northwest Forest Pass and whether it is even legal for a fee to be charged at trailheads on federal public lands. With that in mind, I’m sure the “new” Northwest Forest Pass should create additional controversy. For those who may ...
by squeakytree
June 20th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Ramona Falls river crossing
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Ramona Falls river crossing

The Sandy River changed course slightly after a rain storm last October. The high bank on the right side as you approach the crossing eroded throughout the winter, and all the trees on the edge of it are now across the river. It seems like there are even more usable logs than last year.