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by Charley
June 20th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 2518

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: 2518

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 ...
by Charley
June 18th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Early season Wallowa reports?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Early season Wallowa reports?

Thanks for the heads up! I was going to try to climb something out there in about a week and a half. This is not the year!
by Charley
June 7th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2620

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

We're up here whining and moaning about how crowded our trails are becoming. Meanwhile, the Forest Service is practically making it impossible to visit so many of the best trails, by letting access roads decay. Just think if everyone could drive to the all of the best trailheads without worrying abo...
by Charley
May 28th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 168
Views: 5379

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

We decided what trails we would hike each day based on the weather that day. Such a trip for an out of state person coming to Bend next year will be next to impossible. Imagine having to decide what trails you were going to hike months in advance, then apply for date specific permits. Who will both...
by Charley
May 25th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bridge of the Gods to Timberline Lodge
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Bridge of the Gods to Timberline Lodge

I am still looking at other routes as well. So if anyone has a great multi-day they would recommend, we are pretty flexible. There are good spring options here: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Winter_and_Spring_Backpacking One of my early season favorites is the Mill Creek Wilderness loop ...
by Charley
May 21st, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 2518

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Some of these non-regulatory ideas actually are workable: What will likely happen is an ethical framework, which is something the Leave No Trace Institute and others are just starting to discuss. https://www.powder.com/stories/leave-no-trace-announces-new-social-media-guidelines/ It might take the f...
by Charley
May 21st, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 2518

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Incidentally, Charley wrote "our most beloved local destinations are USDA forest farms with small wilderness areas dotted around" but that is not how I would characterize it. A large fraction of the USFS land around Mount Hood is already Wilderness, as illustrated below. Unrelated to Charley's stat...
by Charley
May 21st, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 2518

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

The Internet is another technology no different from others we've needed to regulate to protect natural areas from exploitation. It may not be regulated today to protect natural resources, but that's because the technology is new, just as the others were at one time. The day will come, and it must,...