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by McCarter
September 27th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

There is plenty of good scrambling in the Olympics. Staircase Ranger Station area has plenty to explore and that is about a 3 hour drive, similar to accessing Whittier Ridge. Checking out some of the peaks and ridgelines there would also help provide some more context for what constitutes class 3 sc...
by McCarter
September 12th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

I'd gladly pay $30 for an "Adams vs U$F$" pass.
by McCarter
September 11th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

Cunningkeith - I totally agree with your analysis and looks like I went too far with mine. Definitely needed some more qualifiers!! I'd like to think I was reading the case narrowly to illustrate how a court could rule in light of Adams and to point out that other courts are not necessarily bound by...
by McCarter
August 7th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hood: 10 glaciers, 24 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Hood: 10 glaciers, 24 hours

The notion that an orphaned lobe of a shrinking glacier does/doesn't get categorized as a new glacier is an interesting discussion. Makes me think of the Lathrope glacier on Thielsen which was identified in the 1960's. Clearly it was part of a single glacial system, but at discovery there were only...
by McCarter
August 6th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hood: 10 glaciers, 24 hours
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Hood: 10 glaciers, 24 hours

Not sure if Snowdome is clearly a glacier. It seems more like a snow covered ridge between two glaciers (Eloit and what was once the upper Languille or the Coe). Also, the "Mississippi" is just the melted out part of what was once the lower part of the Zigzag glacier which carved out the massive can...
by McCarter
August 5th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Thoughts on the route climbing South Sister from Green Lakes?
Replies: 15
Views: 746

Re: Thoughts on the route climbing South Sister from Green Lakes?

Most importantly, bring scree gaiters and load up on water down low. Otherwise the Green Lakes route is pretty straightforward and you'll definitely avoid the main "conga" line until you meet up with the summit trail. However, I wouldn't be surprised if you ran into a number of people on your route ...
by McCarter
July 16th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

Thinking more about this, challenges to the NW Forest Pass probably would have to be site specific or however the USFS classifies the different areas. Here's a link to each NF in Oregon and the sites requiring a pass. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r6/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fsbdev2_02700...
by McCarter
July 16th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

You knew the word analysis would come to bear, right? Would the suggested "toilet rule" apply to porta-potties, which by their very name don't seem to be a "permanent toilet facility" as written in the law, or...? I may have been a bit too hasty in endorsing the "Toilet Rule." Mirror Lake Toilet de...
by McCarter
July 16th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

As an attorney can you offer any non-binding, speculative, 'consult your doctor if you need real medical advice' 2 cents on 9th circuit court rulings? Sure i'll take the bait. [insert excessive caveats about this being a personal opinion and not legal advice]. The Adams case certainly makes it clea...
by McCarter
July 15th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 2024

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

In getting back to OPs question. You can grab a NW forest pass for $30 and an Oregon State Parks pass for something around the same price. That covers most of the fun stuff in Oregon. If you don't use State Parks then don't bother. I think there are valid arguments for not getting a pass, however, I...