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by Charley
August 21st, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

If this wasn't clear, I have no issue with the HCRH rehab itself; my question is, in the absence of a public transportation option, and in a culture where everyone owns a car and drives, where are all these additional cars going to go? Note that the ODOT solution to the absolute clusterfuck that is...
by Charley
August 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

Do they have plans to add additional parking, or designate parking areas, for all the additional people this will presumably bring? ... If lots of additional walkers and bikers are going to be showing up to use the new path, it seems like the additional tourist traffic (meaning people who want pave...
by Charley
July 22nd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 3987

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

I guess I see myself as having two options. I could drive an offroad 4WD vehicle really fast through the mud puddles and tear up the road as I go. Or I could watch someone slowly drive an offroad 4WD vehicle up and down a short section of road as it drags some specially-shaped steel behind it. We'r...
by Charley
July 22nd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vigilante brush justice
Replies: 9
Views: 503

Re: Vigilante brush justice

When in doubt, plead ignorance and ask for forgiveness. If that fails, let them know you are with Weyerhauser and are considering this tract for clearcut. They may even buy you dinner. :lol: The Forest Service that is all twisted up over the popularity of our trails ("heavens help us, so many peopl...
by Charley
July 19th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 7065

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

Now, if you could plant the idea in the interior department that Obama favors this proposed system, then it would immediately be over-ruled :) Honestly, that's a great idea. If we could get news of this Obama-era-holdover's "public lands heist" onto Fox and Friends, it'd be over in a flash. I don't...
by Charley
July 14th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: McNeil Point Campsite Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: McNeil Point Campsite Recommendation?

There's no water, but there is enough space to camp way high up on the ridge, above the shelter. I've done it a few times and really enjoyed the views. Terrific place for golden hour views (especially during the Dollar Lake Fire). Aug11057-5 (dragged).jpg Aug11054-12 (dragged).jpg For PRint, Star Tr...
by Charley
July 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??

The Forest Service are letting these trail resources disappear due to neglect, while simultaneously making it harder and harder to visit other, more popular trails in the same region. They help to create a problem (crowding into some areas by abandoning trails and roads) and then penalize hikers for...
by Charley
July 5th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains

I climbed up Chief Joseph on Sunday, July 1. It was a snow free trip up to 9,616'. I could see that there was a LOT of snow deeper into, and lower in, the mountains. I climbed Sacajawea and Hurwal Divide last summer and was dumbfounded at how these mountains shed the snow sooner than the valleys and...
by Charley
June 20th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 3301

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Absolutely and it doesn't take that much work! This evening we hiked the Multnomah - Wahkeena loop. Beginning at 5:15pm Multnomah was a zoo and the trail to the top of the falls was very busy. However that was only 1 mile, for the remaining 4.5 miles of the hike we crossed paths with only 10 people...
by Charley
June 19th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 3301

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

I can't speak for Markesc, but the sense I've gotten from others is that many people grow attached to certain places they have gone to for years, and if those places get too crowded they aren't really motivated to go somewhere new, because they are very attached to those familiar places. They want ...