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by knote72
January 30th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Looking for a good backpacking location

I find it interesting that the request is for a backpacking location in the Cascades with "not a whole lot of traffic" given the Fore$t $ervice plan to limit such activity this year due to the congestion in the Cascades. The other stipulation is that it be in June which this year is shaping up to b...
by knote72
January 27th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Looking for a good backpacking location

drm wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 3:43 pm
That's not far. The only area closer early season (June) is in the Gorge.
We're down out of the Eugene area, distance-wise it is further away
by knote72
January 22nd, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Looking for a good backpacking location

Badger Creek Wilderness is a good place to go during that time. A nice network of trails, not too busy,and there is Badger, Jean and Opal Lake. I know there are fish in Badger Lake, not sure about the latter two. You talking the Badger Lake near Mt. Hood? Because that's a bit further out than we pl...
by knote72
January 18th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: Looking for a good backpacking location

I was aware of the possibility of crowds, it was just a preference. I should've also mentioned, we were gonna try to schedule this during the week for that reason. I was aiming for late June because a)the campfire bans usually start in mid-July, and b)early July you'd expect a lot of people coming o...
by knote72
January 16th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Looking for a good backpacking location

Like the title says, I'm looking for a good area to host a backpacking trip with some friends. Specifically, I'm looking for something in the cascades for early summer (around late June when the snow is thawed), that's good for moderate backpacking/camping but also has some lakes in the area (my per...
by knote72
July 17th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 3900

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

Wow this topic really opened up a can of worms! But, it's been enlightening regardless. Even though I shouldn't be surprised at this point, with it being a govt. agency, but it's appalling how the FS keeps trying to charge fees here & there while simultaneously cutting services and restricting acces...
by knote72
July 12th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 3900

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

Who woulda thunk it was so complicated to go for a walk in the woods. I've always criticized the "powers that be" for putting in public-use recreation amenities that only waste money and justify them for charging extra fees (I'm with johnspeth on that one), but I digress. It sounds like I'll have to...
by knote72
July 11th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 53
Views: 3900

Explain the forest pass system?

As the title says, I'm hoping someone can explain what the forest passes are for, how are they supposed to work, and where all do I need to have them. Tried looking up the info myself, but the usfs site isn't the greatest at explaining it. I wanna get into hiking/backpacking, and hopefully within th...
by knote72
July 11th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newcomer from Eugene/Springfield area
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Newcomer from Eugene/Springfield area

Hey everyone I'm Cody. Avid outdoorsman: hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, etc (whenever free-time permits). Hiked quite a bit over the years, but mostly just short hikes in timber land above my house. Kinda want to get into full-blown backpacking and longer trekking. I'll actually be posting a t...