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by gandeez
March 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: The secrets of Forest Park
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: The secrets of Forest Park

I've actually found several more abandoned road grades since making this thread if anyone is interested. Word of note, the last time I went down Firelane 11 I was able to better track it after it leaves the ridgetop halfway down, and I came across what is clearly an elaborate hidden shelter by some...
by gandeez
March 30th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: The secrets of Forest Park
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: The secrets of Forest Park

I would guess that those roads and firelanes date back to the aftermath of the 1951 forest fire in Forest Park. A friend of mine who went to Vanport College had a summer job with the Portland Fire Department. He told me that there were no roads in Forest Park at the time which hampered fire fightin...
by gandeez
March 27th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: The secrets of Forest Park
Replies: 16
Views: 5846

Re: The secrets of Forest Park

I walked/jogged Firelane 14 again yesterday. It was clearly graded for a road at one time, with that big chunky gravel underneath. I think somebody decided it wasn't worth it, dug up the culverts, and decided to let it return to nature. I found more evidence for your Firelane 11 on this historical m...