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by Bosterson
August 17th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap - East Eagle loop - Aug 12-16, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Eagle Cap - East Eagle loop - Aug 12-16, 2019

I first went to Eagle Cap in 2009, and since then I have made a trip there every year except for 2016, with a backpacking trip there every one of those years except 2010. For this, my 10th year of Eagle Cap, I planned what in retrospect was a ludicrously ambitious loop involving considerable off tra...
by Bosterson
August 17th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap: West Eagle Trail Head, Echo and Traverse Lakes.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Eagle Cap: West Eagle Trail Head, Echo and Traverse Lakes.

I came down from Wonker past Traverse/Echo in 2014 and they're very nice. (Your "monolith" over Traverse Lake is Traverse Peak, or "The Horn," not sure which - if either - is its official name.) I actually went in via East Eagle on Monday the 12th and had planned to be at Traverse Lake 3 days later ...
by Bosterson
August 17th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

I'm all for new trails (or rehabbed highways that behave as such). In the long run, building more trails makes for more places to spread out new Portlanders (like myself, my brother, and his family). If we didn't build those new trails, we'd be cramming more people into existing trails. Trailheads,...
by Bosterson
August 16th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

I think it will be popular and over the years prove to be a good investment. Do they have plans to add additional parking, or designate parking areas, for all the additional people this will presumably bring? Case in point: on my way driving out to the Wallowas this past Sunday, I stopped at Starva...
by Bosterson
August 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 126
Views: 17078

Re: Happy Birthday!

retired jerry wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 am
wow, an analog altimeter :)
Is that feet or meters?! ;)
by Bosterson
August 16th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics

Chip, there's an injunction barring your tick "relocation" project until the government finishes their investigation into the history of weaponized ticks: The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as ...
by Bosterson
August 9th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 3952

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

I would actually claim that the free-for-all on Hood may well be in violation of the Wilderness Act... I would add that while I fully understand the idea that we let crowds collect in a few places so as to save other areas, the Wilderness Act doesn't have a provision I know of for sacrifice zones.....
by Bosterson
August 9th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319

That was a great trip! Black Mountain was well-earned, and surprisingly difficult to access. I'm glad we persevered to get the summit, as the route back was so much quicker (easier to follow the elk trail going down), that we would've been super bummed had we actually turned back so close to the top...
by Bosterson
August 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 3952

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

While I agree the the FS' job is impossible, I do feel like the public input process regarding the Central Oregon Cascades Wilderness permit system was absolutely decided ahead of time with little regard for public input. I will second this. In all the meetings and comment discussions we did, it al...
by Bosterson
August 6th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Cap: Cached at Cached Lake
Replies: 19
Views: 769

Re: Eagle Cap: Cached at Cached Lake

20 people in Main Eagle Meadows?!? When I did a Cached > Wonker loop in 2014 from Main to West Eagle (and then back on the nonexistent Fake Creek Trail), we started going through Main Eagle and saw zero people until Wonker Pass, I think, and even then didn't actually encounter anyone until Echo Lake...