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by Charley
April 12th, 2021, 10:51 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Palmer Mill Decommissioned Roads
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Palmer Mill Decommissioned Roads

It's an interesting area, huh? I used to ride my mountain bike up Palmer Mill Road every now and then. I remember thinking that it would be a good place to have a small mountain bike trail network (not Wilderness, Palmer Mill as an access/ascent road, near Portland, a regenerating landscape with few...
by Charley
April 12th, 2021, 10:18 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt. Hood low elevation snow bridge collapse rescue
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Mt. Hood low elevation snow bridge collapse rescue

Holy crap! I'm glad you got out okay. That's such an odd spot for this. . . snow crevasse? Definitely not on the glacier and I don't think near a creek. I was pretty squarely on a ridge. Ski patrol described it as a spot where chunks of the snow had slipped down the hill toward the little valley and...
by Charley
April 8th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Who else got their central cascades permit today?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Who else got their central cascades permit today?

Not me. I got most of my Central Cascades trips in within the last few years, expecting that it would be difficult and expensive to visit these places. :cry: As for expensive, this is what the FS finally decided on as the fee for overnight permits: "Overnight-use permits will be charged $6.00 per t...
by Charley
April 7th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Who else got their central cascades permit today?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Who else got their central cascades permit today?

Not me. I got most of my Central Cascades trips in within the last few years, expecting that it would be difficult and expensive to visit these places. :cry:
by Charley
March 25th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report for Deschutes Upper Trail with a question
Replies: 24
Views: 1482

Re: Trip Report for Deschutes Upper Trail with a question

On OpenStreetMap a trail is shown between Trout Creek Campground at river mile 88 and Mecca Flat at river mile 96. Has anyone here hiked it? Yes. It's lovely if you like sagebrush and big rivers. It's not particularly scenic (no more so than the views from your car on the way there), but quiet and ...
by Charley
March 15th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking in burns
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Hiking in burns

Badger Creek is a tinder box every summer, and some people make campfires no matter how hot it is. I fully expect it will go some day not too far away and then will probably be impossible to keep open. Oh- that's a good one to add to my list. I just thought of another: the Goat Rocks, especially on...
by Charley
March 14th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking in burns
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Hiking in burns

Over the years, I've had a number of trips go kinda sideways, due to burns. At least they weren't very enjoyable, or as enjoyable as expected. The Three Fingered Jack loop was really not much fun- the views of the mountains are nice, but the constant scratchy ceanothus is a drag. My buddy's dog was ...
by Charley
March 13th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: April 3-day loop recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: April 3-day loop recommendations

There are a bunch of potential hikes for you in the guide (thanks Jerry!). I'll call out one in particular: the Mill Creek Wilderness loop is a nice little trip. I did the loop in April of 2018 (there were brief, inconsequential stretches of snow at the upper elevations, and the trail was easy to fo...
by Charley
March 3rd, 2021, 9:22 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail
Replies: 78
Views: 3835

Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

dirtman wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 9:48 am
After reading his facebook story, the thing I most recommend for him would be to learn about paragraphs.
It was amazingly difficult to read.