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by fallsfreak
October 7th, 2011, 11:57 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: when is it acceptable to post an "off trail" trip report?
Replies: 67
Views: 7376

Re: when is it acceptable to post an "off trail" trip report

I know I am not a regular on these posts, but here is my personal opinion: First of all, places like Rock of Ages, Ruckel Ridge, Elevator Shaft, and other popular user-maintained trails were indeed documented in multiple versions of Don and Roberta Lowe's Columbia Gorge hiking guides, and the only d...
by fallsfreak
February 3rd, 2011, 2:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Falls - January 22, 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2732

Re: Archer Falls - January 22, 2011

Cool that you got to see Archer. The reason those other folks probably didn't want to cop to details though, is that your whole route is technically off-limits starting at the place you began bushwhacking. It is often hiked, but could get you a fine and should not be advertised or encouraged. It's ...
by fallsfreak
November 21st, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day

I have previously followed a trail down to the "easy to miss" junction (I do the loop in a counter clockwise direction). When I did the loop with my son in July, a section of the trail was so overgrown with devils club and dense bushes that we chose to bushwhack an alternative route down to the pip...
by fallsfreak
November 21st, 2010, 7:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day

Good report and nice photos. Here's a better map than some previous ones that shows where you leave the pipeline road and head back toward the junction with the meadow trail (where you took the hard left on the way in.) I've indicated on the map where the "easy to miss junction" is. Staying on the ...
by fallsfreak
November 19th, 2010, 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Archer Mountain Loop on Veterans Day

Since holidays promise big crowds, and my dad and I aren't fans of them, we decided to do the more secluded hike up Archer Mountain from Smith-Cripe Road, using Don Nelson's GPS. We hiked east to the old logging roads, crossed Archer Creek on the rickety bridge, and climbed up the hill to the sharp ...
by fallsfreak
July 7th, 2010, 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10

Probably the easiest way is to go to TinyPic.com and upload a photo there. They give you a link to copy to here... which will make the photo magically show up here :) (it'll look something like: [ img ]www.tinypic.com/wd9sjr.png[/img]) Okay, tinypic worked great. However, does tinypic save these pi...
by fallsfreak
July 6th, 2010, 9:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10

nice report! That's one of my favorite hikes in the Gorge. Any photos? I've heard people park near the highway next to Moffett Creek, but I'm not sure where exactly they go...It takes out that long stretch of trail that runs along the I84. Right now with that construction I'm not sure how doable th...
by fallsfreak
July 6th, 2010, 9:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Munra Point from Tooth Rock Trailhead 7-5-10

We did Munra Point for the first time yesterday. We planned on starting at the Wahclella Falls Trailhead, but it was full, so we had to park at the Tooth Rock Trailhead. Left the Tooth Rock Trailhead around 1pm on the CRHS Trail West. After we crossed the bridge over Tanner Creek, we left the paved ...
by fallsfreak
November 24th, 2009, 12:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower Starvation Loop & Wind Mountain - 11/14/09
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

Re: Lower Starvation Loop & Wind Mountain - 11/14/09

"Warren Creek Falls ceased to flow in 1938 when someone decided that Warren Creek was causing too much damage to the Old Columbia Highway. They blasted a tunnel through rock to divert the creek with the result that Warren Falls dies & Hole in the Wall Falls was born. No if you walk up the dry creek ...
by fallsfreak
September 15th, 2009, 9:08 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: no passes needed to climb Silver Star from any angle
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: no passes needed to climb Silver Star from any angle

Are there places on the Field Guide saying a permit is required, or are you just passing on general info? The Field Guide on portland hikers didn't specify whether permits were required or not, but this is just general info so other hikers don't need to worry about bringing their passes to Silver S...