Search found 21 matches

by lordgares
June 9th, 2021, 1:46 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What/where is "School Canyon"?
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: What/where is "School Canyon"?

why would there be a school up there?
I tend to get bored and look at historic USGS maps, you would be surprised how many old schoolhouses are located out there. Most of them don't exist anymore.
by lordgares
May 27th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 143
Views: 9428

Re: 2021 Snow Level

FR 4410, Lookout Mountain Road east of Mt Hood, is blocked with snow at the junction with spur FR 4410-650 about a mile from High Prairie trailhead. You read my mind, I was just wondering what the road going up to Lookout Mountain looked like. How gnarly has the road gotten over the winter to that ...
by lordgares
May 23rd, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rocky Butte 5/22
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Rocky Butte 5/22

One of the few ruins of a crow's nest lookout in the area. Another one that isn't too far from there is at Bus Point. It's not really on a trail, you just park on the road and walk about 700ft from the road. The ladder is there but as far as I can tell the crow's nest isn't anymore. IMG_0102.JPG IM...
by lordgares
May 23rd, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rocky Butte 5/22
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Rocky Butte 5/22

I'm not going to lie, I have lurked on this forum for probably 10 years before joining in February. I figure it is time to try my hand at a trip report. :roll: I decided to take a short trip up to Rocky Butte. I've never been there before but know the area it is located in fairly well. The drive up ...
by lordgares
May 19th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lewis River area updates
Replies: 32
Views: 923

Re: Lewis River Recreation Area Reservation System Announced

My wife and I were there on 5/8 and while the parking lot at the lower falls was fairly full we had no difficulties finding a spot around 11am. When we made it up to the middle and upper parking lots there was almost nobody parked there. We were both fairly surprised as we were expecting FAR more pe...
by lordgares
May 14th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 143
Views: 9428

Re: 2021 Snow Level

I drove from 35 to Dufur on 44 about 2 weeks ago. There are some shady spots where it is only one lane but fully driveable.
by lordgares
May 5th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: what's with all the turkeys?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: what's with all the turkeys?

Interestingly they aren't native to Oregon or Washington. From what I understand, they were introduced in 1961 in Oregon and in the early 1900s in Washington.
by lordgares
May 5th, 2021, 6:02 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: what's with all the turkeys?
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: what's with all the turkeys?

It's been like that towards the East end of the Gorge for several years now. My wife and I have a running joke that it isn't a drive/hike unless we see turkeys going to or coming from wherever we are. There was one time we were driving out Ketchum Rd, which eventually turns into road 1711 where we c...
by lordgares
May 2nd, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Knebal Spring Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Knebal Spring Trail

Good to see a tr from Knebal. I haven’t been down that way since just before the forest shutdown last year.
by lordgares
April 11th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 258
Views: 44861

Re: Happy Birthday!

Caught something out of the corner of my eye off trail on Little Badger Creek. Lo and behold what should I find... this time I actually remembered to bring a garbage bag with me. Good thing too since it was was more than a little muddy.