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by justpeachy
September 16th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Blowdown and brush on Battle Ax
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Blowdown and brush on Battle Ax

We did the Battle Ax loop on Saturday and found some issues. We started at Elk Lake and hiked up Bagby Trail #544. This trail has about 15 or so fallen trees and many brushy spots. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48747199196_7b364ff5f2_k.jpg Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340 also some issues. There...
by justpeachy
September 16th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Very brushy on French Creek Ridge
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Very brushy on French Creek Ridge

On Saturday we parked at the lonely trailhead on Road 2207 and hiked French Creek Ridge out to Phantom Natural Bridge. Someone has done some patchy brushing out - looks like it was done at some point earlier in the season - but whoever did it jumped around and didn't do one consistent stretch. They ...
by justpeachy
September 16th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: 2019 Huckleberry Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 2019 Huckleberry Thread

We hiked to Phantom Natural Bridge on Saturday then hiked up Battle Ax on Sunday and found MILLIONS of huckleberries along both trails. I have never seen such an abundance of huckleberries. I think it helps that these are both seldom-traveled hikes. We couldn't eat them all, and left plenty for the ...
by justpeachy
September 4th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8/31-9/2 Breitenbush Lake to 3 Fingered Jack
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: 8/31-9/2 Breitenbush Lake to 3 Fingered Jack

Nice trip, thanks for sharing! There is some beautiful hiking in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, although it's sad that such a huge percentage of it has burned, mostly from the 2003 B&B Fire and the 2017 Whitewater Fire.
by justpeachy
August 29th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: WTA Photo Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 142

WTA Photo Contest

WTA's 2019 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest is now open and accepting entries.

https://www.wta.org/get-involved/events/photo-contest/
by justpeachy
August 28th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park via Whitewater Trail - August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Jefferson Park via Whitewater Trail - August 2019

We also needed a backcountry camping permit. This was free and available at the trailhead, as well. (Did I hear that this will change soon?) It's actually wilderness permit, not a camping permit. The Forest Service wants everyone to fill one out whether you're day hiking or backpacking. And yes, th...
by justpeachy
August 27th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass

I'm a field guide editor and I'll talk this over with Bobcat, the main person who oversees the field guide. I disagree that the page is incorrect, though. It may be missing a piece of information, but that does not make it wrong. The page also doesn't mention exactly how many parking spots there are...
by justpeachy
August 27th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass

adamschneider wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Do they seriously not have a place to buy a day pass at that fancy new trailhead??
Due to vandalism none of the MHNF trailheads have a fee tube to pay at the trailhead. Thieves just rip them out of the ground with their vehicles and steal the money.
by justpeachy
August 23rd, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome! Salmon Butte is a hike with great views and great solitude. Not as many people make the trek up there since the hike is longer than it used to be. Jefferson Park is gorgeous and busy. Go on a weekday if you have that kind of schedule flexibility. :D
by justpeachy
August 22nd, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?

When they moved the wilderness boundary the Forest Service was no longer able to put in a bridge there. The wilderness boundary was moved in 2009 (I think) but the bridge kept going in. I think that it was the 2014 incident (hiker died when the bridge washed out from beneath him) that caused the Fo...