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by justpeachy
January 30th, 2023, 8:37 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Recommended Mt Hood day hike in March
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Recommended Mt Hood day hike in March

March is spring in Portland, but up on Mt. Hood it's still very much winter. Snow doesn't melt up there until June or July most years. You might be better off visiting the Columbia River Gorge, where there are a lot of low-elevation trails accessible in March. A popular and scenic trail is Eagle Cre...
by justpeachy
January 28th, 2023, 4:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: USFS oppression marches on with proposed high-Hood permit
Replies: 43
Views: 7910

Re: USFS oppression marches on with proposed high-Hood permit

I understand the funding issue and the increase in use, but from my perspective it just does not seem like the USFS prioritizes recreational use at all. It is a "well, I guess we have to do it" kind of mindset - especially for the lesser used areas of the forest. If you haven't read it, this 2018 a...
by justpeachy
January 15th, 2023, 2:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Why
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Why

Was this in a national forest? The Forest Service often decomissions roads by making them undrivable in this fashion. You can read more about that here.
by justpeachy
December 14th, 2022, 3:27 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Multnomah Falls Trailhead page(s)
Replies: 39
Views: 2008

Re: Multnomah Falls Trailhead page(s)

I've got another weird FG situation. If I do a search for Jefferson Park in the FG I get this page: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Jefferson_park But if I go to one of the hike pages ( for example ) and click the destination page, it takes me to this, the only difference being that this UR...
by justpeachy
November 14th, 2022, 8:55 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Nov vehicle access to Mt Hood trails
Replies: 3
Views: 2303

Re: Nov vehicle access to Mt Hood trails

Trailheads off of Forest Service roads are unlikely to be accessible due to the amount of snow that has fallen. Top Spur is probably very difficult, if not impossible, to get to right now. You might have better luck with a lower trailhead such as Ramona Falls or Burnt Lake, but I saw a post on Faceb...
by justpeachy
October 28th, 2022, 8:03 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service employee arrested for prescribed burn
Replies: 9
Views: 2127

Re: Forest Service employee arrested for prescribed burn

There's a lot of animosity toward the federal government and the Forest Service out there. This article quotes Doug Gochnour, who was forest supervisor in the Malheur NF from 2008 to 2011: "It was by far the most challenging location through my career, and I worked in two forests in Oregon, three in...
by justpeachy
October 26th, 2022, 6:53 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Hiker and dog found dead near Walupt Lake (Aug 2022)
Replies: 14
Views: 4672

Re: Hiker and dog found dead near Walupt Lake (Aug 2022)

That is f****d up.

This reminds me of the mother and daughter who were shot on the Pinnacle Lake Trail in 2006. Still unsolved.
by justpeachy
October 22nd, 2022, 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Kloster Lakes - June 6, 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 11653

Re: Kloster Lakes - June 6, 2015

Thanks for the report!

BTW your images are not showing up correctly. I tried it in both Firefox and Chrome.
by justpeachy
October 22nd, 2022, 3:51 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Large wildfire southwest of Silver Star Mountain
Replies: 16
Views: 5136

Re: Large wildfire southwest of Silver Star Mountain

Looks like the fire may have been started by two couples setting off fireworks. Unbelievable. https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/wildfire/vehicle-of-interest-nakia-creek-fire-investigation/283-258ff1c6-db14-411c-8fb1-e31e16ebc3d4 The Sunset Fire, near Sunset Falls Campground, was no doubt starte...
by justpeachy
October 22nd, 2022, 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park backpack 2022/10/07
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Re: Jefferson Park backpack 2022/10/07

Just now seeing this. We were there the weekend before you. It seems like patches of trees throughout the park burned but somehow didn't spread to the surrounding trees. With the intensity of the winds and the speed of the fire it is truly amazing (and wonderful) that all the trees in Jefferson Park...