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by Sore Feet
July 16th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: FR 99 CLOSED to Motorized Traffic ie.... Windy Ridge:
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: FR 99 CLOSED to Motorized Traffic ie.... Windy Ridge:

Since I've been hanging out in the Gifford Pinchot Forest for the past 40 years, I have watched more roads be closed and access to Waterfall Sites be closed every year. Here is a example that happened on FR90 a couple years back for a clear cut logging and the all mighty dollar and the mess that wa...
by Sore Feet
July 14th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: FR 99 CLOSED to Motorized Traffic ie.... Windy Ridge:
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: FR 99 CLOSED to Motorized Traffic ie.... Windy Ridge:

There's no way it stays closed forever. There are snow play areas up there, there are numerous trailheads popular for both hikers and horseback riders (off FR26), and it's the second most popular area to view the blast zone after Johnson Ridge. A ton of tourist traffic goes through Randle because of...
by Sore Feet
July 12th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 53267

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Looks like the Corbett fire is burning right along the Horsetail Falls trail just east of the tunnel. If it gets close enough to Oneonta Gorge, expect to see a LOT of logs fall in from above. The log jam is only going to get worse. :(
by Sore Feet
April 28th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Metlako Falls Viewpoint
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Metlako Falls Viewpoint

That picture was not at the area affected by the landslide, but last I heard there were several trees down in the creek that make it difficult to get anything resembling a clean shot. It's been years since I was there last - going to be in the area again in a couple weeks and I do plan on trying to ...
by Sore Feet
April 13th, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A waterfall or two
Replies: 35
Views: 6110

Re: .

I'm a pretty sensitive guy, so when someone I respect says they believe I cheated at something, it hurts to a degree. I really didn't mean it to be a mean or malicious comment, I'm sorry if I came off as a jerk. It was just supposed to be good natured ribbing - lesson learned here is never assume t...
by Sore Feet
April 11th, 2017, 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A waterfall or two
Replies: 35
Views: 6110

Re: 50 waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge: 4/7/17

Pretty impressive dude, even if you did cheat a bit (or more than a bit). ;) Juuuust to be a stickler about it though and considering the Columbia Gorge boasts the largest concentration of waterfalls in the lower 48 Mount Rainier National Park actually holds that title. Oregon side of the gorge betw...
by Sore Feet
July 13th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Adams Trails - any unburned with good road access?
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: Mount Adams Trails - any unburned with good road access?

Wow, that's pretty far gone. I drove the length of 2329 between Takhlakh and the junction with 56 a few years ago, and while there were some rough spots, it was manageable in my Elantra at the time. But considering how hard the Pinchot got hit this last winter, I'm not really surprised. Lots of clos...
by Sore Feet
April 20th, 2016, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Waterfall Hunters: 2010-2011 Must See List?
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Waterfall Hunters: 2010-2011 Must See List?

700 feet is definitely an overestimate for that group. The two smaller volume ones I don't think I'd even bother dignifying individually since they flow for a very limited period (it would be more appropriate to group them all together as one set of waterfalls instead). The larger one (unofficially ...
by Sore Feet
April 14th, 2016, 8:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Waterfall Hunters: 2010-2011 Must See List?
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Waterfall Hunters: 2010-2011 Must See List?

The one above Pamelia is certainly interesting - I've dubbed it Hunt's Cove Falls for reference purposes - it very well could be among the tallest, but I think it'll end up being somewhere around 600-700 feet at most rather than over 1,000, as there's too much talus below it. There is one in the Wal...
by Sore Feet
April 12th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Safe Parking @Eagle Creek Trailhead
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Safe Parking @Eagle Creek Trailhead

Yeah, it really would be nice if they'd patrol or staff the parking lot there, but the answer has been and likely always will be "no funding". Parking near the fish hatchery is indeed the safest bet, because there are more likely to be people around, but Eagle Creek has always been known for car clo...