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by Charley
September 23rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Fire affected trails: WA, OR, CA

I had assumed that the McKenzie River Trail would have been hit, but the Holiday Farm Fire was downriver enough to spare it. Whew.
by Charley
September 17th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: I'm Trying to Track Fires/Trails in This Blog Post
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: I'm Trying to Track Fires/Trails in This Blog Post

Solid job. Hard news to take about the PCT in the Jefferson Wilderness. I hope it's not a wasteland.
by Charley
September 17th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1562

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

I offer this not as proof that powerlines definitively caused this fire (or the fires in the Santiam canyon), but rather as proof of principal that powerlines can cause fires. I see this as evidence of why authorities should more proactively use the tool of preventive de-electrification, as I origin...
by Charley
September 17th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1562

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

Clear cutting isn’t the answer: https://forestpolicypub.com/2020/09/16/wildfires-burning-in-heavily-clearcut-logged-and-roaded-parts-of-the-oregon-cascades/ Just in case I was unclear in my earlier comments: I view preventive Forest Closures and preventive de-electrification of power lines as usefu...
by Charley
September 17th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1562

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

Do communities built in the forest need to be able to survive without power for a few days so that power companies can cut power in advance of projected high fire danger times? Yes. Yes. If they've been paying attention to the news this last week, those communities might be quite in favor of such o...
by Charley
September 16th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1562

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

By whose definition of healthy, though? An excellent question. It would have to end up being a values judgement, right? Not exactly perfect moral relativism, but somewhere closer to that end of the spectrum than we may be comfortable admitting. For instance, if human life and community resilience w...
by Charley
September 16th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 1562

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

I've been reading excerpts from a book titled Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares, by Nancy Langston https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/522638.Forest_Dreams_Forest_Nightmares This may or may not be thread drift, but since much of western Oregon is living in a forest nightmare, I thought it might be of...
by Charley
September 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline "massive tree fall"
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Timberline "massive tree fall"

I've been looking through alltrails reports for people who were out through it. Just found this one https://www.alltrails.com/members/m-going/reviews (hiking clockwise from Timberline beginning 7th) ...Thought the wind storm was a no show until we got down to the Sandy River. The very last bit of t...
by Charley
September 15th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: All Firearms Discussions in This Thread
Replies: 143
Views: 13081

Re: All Firearms Discussions in This Thread

Thank you for letting me share these experiences. If you are contemplating carrying a sidearm during hikes, you need to be extremely alert to your surroundings, you need to be well trained in its use and in marksmanship, I qualified as an expert in my issued weapons. If you need to fire such a weap...
by Charley
September 14th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?
Replies: 47
Views: 2340

Re: Jefferson Park and Opal Creek burned?

We'll have see how much was burned in the northern part of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness when this is all over, but if you look at both the fire activity and fire history layers on Caltopo it paints a pretty grim picture for that poor wilderness. After this there will be only a few pockets of the wi...