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by drm
November 26th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

It's always a mistake to assume that recreation means hiking. For most people it doesn't, especially hard-core frequent hikers. Going for a stroll might be an afterthought. And since one of the focuses of this bills appears to be strengthening local economies, focusing on a sport that can be done re...
by drm
November 26th, 2021, 9:34 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier

This has come up before: permits for camping in the Mt Margaret Backcountry are for sale online and sell out really quickly. Unless you can hike the first day entirely across this section, getting a permit for this section is something that has to be planned far in advance.
by drm
November 24th, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

and, they need to do more prescribed burns They do, but there is tremendous resistance, especially from people who live nearby. And even so, prescribed burns are only feasible in real wilderness areas. If you look at the vast areas that burned in our terrible fires the previous September, most of t...
by drm
November 23rd, 2021, 1:46 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

Looks good at a glance, though it seems to skip the 800 pound gorilla: wildfire. A bill passed a couple years ago that took some baby steps towards financing fire-fighting on Federal lands. But we need a Federal Fire Service that pays properly. From what I have read, the current system is pretty bad...
by drm
November 23rd, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21

I am surprised that you could drive to the trailhead, that's usually the thing that ends these kinds of trips. I thought we had too much lower altitude snow to drive that high. Now I'm looking at a decent forecast for next weekend and wondering where I might try to get up high.
by drm
November 21st, 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Deschutes River

It was a sunny and warm (for November) day at the Deschutes yesterday, with temps maybe reaching 60 by afternoon and the breeze dying down. They have done some work in recent months, adding bridges and signage, but you get past that all pretty quickly. dr1.jpg dr2.jpg dr3.jpg dr4.jpg dr5.jpg dr6.jpg...
by drm
November 7th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Over Half of Central Cascades Permits Go Unused
Replies: 37
Views: 2601

Re: Over Half of Central Cascades Permits Go Unused

https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2021/11/wilderness-permits-reduced-traffic-in-central-cascades-but-crowds-still-flocked-this-fall.html Coverage of the many unused permits and also how traffic went up after the permit season ended. They talked about tweaking the system next year, but no details on ...
by drm
October 31st, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Big Hollow Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Big Hollow Trail

I don't think there has been report on this trail since it reopened last summer, so Brad and I went up to check it out. The large fire in the area was named after Big Hollow Creek so I always assumed it was affected a lot, and that was true. The burn starts almost as soon as you start climbing. Pret...
by drm
October 25th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McCall Point
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: McCall Point

Webfoot wrote:
October 24th, 2021, 10:48 am
Most of the area is still USFS land I believe.
Not based on the fencing I have seen trying to get up there in recent years. I used to do big loops up there, but most of that is blocked off now.
by drm
October 25th, 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 33
Views: 3009

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

My evidence for them being on an east-west line is from a camping trip on Adams on the September equinox some years ago at Crystal Lake. On the equinox the sun sets due west, and I watched it set into the crater of MSH. But the center of the crater of MSH is not it's summit - that is on the southern...