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by justpeachy
July 13th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Creek – Horseshoe Ridge Loop - 07-11-20
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Cast Creek – Horseshoe Ridge Loop - 07-11-20

Nice! I see you saw a few beargrass. I saw a report once during a banner beargrass year up there showed QUITE a display of those flowers! Driving in, I was amazed at the hordes of “dispersed” campers on Old Maid Flat – tents and cars everywhere you looked. I've noticed that it's been getting busier ...
by justpeachy
July 13th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What is this cable on the Paulina Peak Trail?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: What is this cable on the Paulina Peak Trail?

Interesting. Makes sense! Thanks!
by justpeachy
July 13th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: What is this cable on the Paulina Peak Trail?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

What is this cable on the Paulina Peak Trail?

Anyone know what this thick cable was once used for along the Paulina Peak Trail? It's far thicker than the phone line that was used to connect lookouts and ranger stations. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50084643348_11d71a9f75_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50085229196_85444b1e66_c....
by justpeachy
July 11th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hells Canyon: 7/8/20-7/9/20
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Hells Canyon: 7/8/20-7/9/20

Great trip report and photos! Love the message from Barry Gibb on the lid. :D

Is that an area with a lot of ticks?
by justpeachy
July 10th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marmots in MH Meadows
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Marmots in MH Meadows

I've never seen one on Hood but I know someone who saw a marmot at Paradise Park.
by justpeachy
July 9th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: SW Oregon kid-friendly hikes
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: SW Oregon kid-friendly hikes

You'll find lots of south coast hiking options in the Field Guide: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Oregon_Coast_Hikes Humbug Mountain's views were getting pretty overgrown, but when I visited in the spring of 2019 they had just cut down a bunch of trees to open the view back up. Nice hike. ...
by justpeachy
July 9th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mitchell via the Sugarloaf - 07-06-20
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Mount Mitchell via the Sugarloaf - 07-06-20

Thanks for the report! I really wanted to do this route in June, but with the crappy weekend weather we were stuck with all month it didn't happen. I miss Mt. Mitchell. The views up there are superb. BTW, I noticed in Google Earth that there is some new road-building happening east of Mt. Mitchell. ...
by justpeachy
July 9th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: best hikes around detroit lake area?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: best hikes around detroit lake area?

If the campgrounds along Blowout Road and Highway 22 are full you could look for dispersed camping down any number of side roads off Highway 22 beyond Detroit. There are a number of Forest Service roads on both sides of the highway and while it may take a bit of driving down one then another to find...
by justpeachy
July 7th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: MHNF Requests Expressions of Interest for Bagby Hot Springs Management
Replies: 1
Views: 93

MHNF Requests Expressions of Interest for Bagby Hot Springs Management

Saw this today and thought I'd share, in case anyone finds this of interest. There's a lot of history at Bagby and I know the place is kind of in rough shape at the moment, so hopefully something good comes of this. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD762984 The Mt. Hood Nat...
by justpeachy
July 7th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Black Butte Fire Lookout Via Lower TH 7/6/20
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Black Butte Fire Lookout Via Lower TH 7/6/20

Beautiful! The gray building you labeled as "old communications building" is actually the original fire lookout, which dates back to around 1923. The Friends of the Metolius have been working with the Forest Service to fix it up: https://centraloregondaily.com/volunteers-help-give-facelift-to-histor...