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by Charley
May 22nd, 2022, 12:50 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: What did you find in Satellite photos today?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: What did you find in Satellite photos today?

I always enjoy coming across these:
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by Charley
May 22nd, 2022, 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

I guess I didn't fully realize how differently some folks interpret that elusive "Wilderness Character." It seems obviously better to have a limited number of well-regulated, highly used campsites rather than free-for-all dispersed camping that ends up with a higher number of sites in that 2-15 nig...
by Charley
May 20th, 2022, 9:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 71
Views: 12673

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

May 20, 2022:
Hiked up the PCT from Herman Creek. Went as far as 3,740', and found only three small patches of snow, like so:
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The trail's in good shape. There are definitely large patches of poison oak, but you can avoid them if you can recognize the plant.
by Charley
May 17th, 2022, 11:27 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

Fascinating! I have been very vocal on this forum about the shortcomings of the Central Cascades Wilderness permit system. This slideshow illustrates how an active management of the area could reduce impacts without requiring an onerous and expensive policy of exclusion. I love the approach. It's al...
by Charley
May 17th, 2022, 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hells Canyon: 5/10/22-5/11/22
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Hells Canyon: 5/10/22-5/11/22

Excellent report!

The amount of native bunchgrass habitat up there is inspiring. Also, can you imagine having lived at the Tryon Ranch? It is so isolated!
by Charley
May 13th, 2022, 10:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 71
Views: 12673

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

Tuesday, 5/10/22: Frozen condensation along the Franklin Ridge Trail, at 2,800'. unnamed.jpg This is actually hail, not snow. This was the only frozen condensation I saw: the trail up from Multnomah Falls was snow free the whole way! The woods are beautiful up there, so if the weather is good, go fo...
by Charley
May 10th, 2022, 8:27 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Lots of 504 Gateway time-out errors lately
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Lots of 504 Gateway time-out errors lately

teachpdx wrote:
May 8th, 2022, 8:41 pm
The 504 Gateway, that’s the one just past Coldwater Lake that’s closed in the winter, right? :lol:
I thought it was the mountain bike park in between I-84 and I-205?
by Charley
May 9th, 2022, 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: deschutes river May 6, 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: deschutes river May 6, 2022

I've driven that road up from Sherar's Bridge in the winter/spring. It's such a pleasant drive.
by Charley
May 8th, 2022, 6:43 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Inactive members: where are they now?
Replies: 31
Views: 1778

Re: Inactive members: where are they now?

(It's fine- that's their prerogative). Being fine and being their prerogative are not the same thing. It's legal and it's their prerogative. I wasn't clear. I think it's fine that they have moderated me, because it's their prerogative. It being their prerogative is probably clear to most people and...
by Charley
May 7th, 2022, 10:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 71
Views: 12673

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

drm wrote:
May 5th, 2022, 6:50 pm
Looks like a sweet campsite. The snow was soft for your turns?
Very, very soft.