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by Splintercat
February 5th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19

Nice South Coast tour, John! We traveled through there last September, but were en route to the Redwoods and didn't have much time to explore. It's so very lonely compared to the North Coast! BTW, hope you were able to stop at Edgewaters in Bandon for some seafood -- a nice, rustic restaurant with a...
by Splintercat
January 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Historic Columbia River Highway Draft Traffic Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Historic Columbia River Highway Draft Traffic Plan

OODT has released this update on the Historic Columbia River Highway traffic and safety plan, plus a draft document for public comment (through February 11): _______________ Congestion and Transportation Safety Plan Project Leadership Team meeting postponed Due to the partial government shutdown and...
by Splintercat
January 5th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Re: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19

Cougar!! That’s pretty cool. I have yet to see one in the wild. Love the second lake photo - very nice!

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 5th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Day 2019 Coldwater snowshoe
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: New Year's Day 2019 Coldwater snowshoe

Nice photos, Nat! This spot is on my list of “embarrassed to admit I’ve never been there”..! Someday. The first photo is really nice - at first glance it could be the White Mountains in NH with the alder framing the view.

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 3rd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19

Thanks, John - great post! I'm a big chicken when it comes to the mines in that area... scary!

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29

Not too bad, now -- by Coast Range standards, anyway! A few small lakes to navigate along the way... :lol:
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)

When I was still skiing the resorts I was strictly a midweek, swing shift skier through January (usually at Ski Bowl if they had snow -- love the upper bowl!), then shifted over to Meadows in February (still swing shift), then would venture up on weekends in March until the season was over. Loved sp...
by Splintercat
January 1st, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)

I went via Hood River. I avoid the ski resort corridor from the OR35 junction west on weekends and holidays until mid-February or so (when skiers inexplicably lose interest, just as the best snow finally arrives, much to the exasperation of the resort operators!)

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 1st, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)

Sort of a tradition to make an afternoon trip to Bennett Pass for a short snowshoe, the weather continued to cooperate yesterday! Here are a few photos: http://www.splintercat.org/OregonHikers/181231BennettPass01.jpg http://www.splintercat.org/OregonHikers/181231BennettPass02.jpg http://www.splinter...
by Splintercat
December 31st, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29

Interesting... I looked at Bryan Swan’s NW Waterfall site and he makes a case for the names being flipped on these two waterfalls!

https://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/wat ... Falls-4084

....also that the stream is Pheasant Creek, not Niagara Creek.

:o