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by Bosterson
April 22nd, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Lake (almost) from Wyeth via 400/Herman/Casey/Eaton/Gorton
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: North Lake (almost) from Wyeth via 400/Herman/Casey/Eaton/Gorton

You didn't keep going to Green Point? Seems like you were almost there. What's the snow depth like up there? I was on the WA side yesterday and it looks like things are pretty melted below 4000 ft.
by Bosterson
April 21st, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 111
Views: 15488

Re: Happy Birthday!

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by Bosterson
April 20th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

I know all about volunteer boards directing a single employee or a few employees. Taking a stand on such an important issue is easy, and I can't believe that the TKO didn't think it was important enough to even lodge a comment. Matt's earlier comment gets at the crux of your conundrum: TKO has a ve...
by Bosterson
April 17th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Apologies if it seems like we are beating up on you and Bobcat that certainly isn't my or I'm sure anyone else's intent. It's just that you and Bobcat are often the only 2 folks to answer questions about TKO. Official responses from TKO when we ask about TKO's policy towards, permits, parking or ju...
by Bosterson
April 17th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Regarding the TKO board meeting at which the Central Cascades proposal was discussed... Writing a thoughtful and reasonable response to such a huge proposal (it was close to 200 pages if I remember correctly) takes time. The organization first has to discuss and agree upon their position regarding ...
by Bosterson
April 17th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

As for "trail legacy," it took ten years for the Old Vista Ridge Trail to be officially declared open again (after TKO's initial guerrilla incursions), numbered, and put on the USFS lists. That's the sort of timeline you're looking at. And we had to sign a contract to say we'd maintain it in perpet...
by Bosterson
April 12th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Even more sadly, USFS has entered into a divide-and-conquer mentality that takes the organized groups out of the equation and puts individual (non organized) hikers at risk to decisions that likely are outside of their administrative mandate. This, the steps that led to Dog Mtn's fees and restricti...
by Bosterson
April 11th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

However, because we use an outfitter/guide permit to operate Mazama programs in the gorge, we are held to different rules. Outfitter/guides are not allowed to take guided groups on Dog Mountain on weekends during the permit period, even if we buy permits. It sounds like that has to do with the guid...
by Bosterson
April 10th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: tick removal
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: tick removal

I find that Vaseline works great for tick removal. If you bury the tick with any kind of cream, it can't breathe and will back itself out, and then you can extract it easily. Although there is still concern it will spit its toxic fluids as it suffocates, it is unlikely you will detach the body from...
by Bosterson
April 10th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 49
Views: 1204

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

BigBear wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 10:12 am
If you liked the Dog Mountain hiking and parking fees, you'll love what USFS has put on the table for the rest of the Gorge.
...Which is what? (Is a link missing from your post?)