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by miah66
June 3rd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

Rode my bike up 4109 this past saturday and had to laugh at all the cars attempting to get up the road. Some folks indeed did make it, but I wouldn't attempt it with a vehicle that I cared about at all. It's past time for them to gate this road. There is no real reason to leave it open since they do...
by miah66
June 3rd, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Fork Trail #139
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: East Fork Trail #139

That's cool! I was on mtn bikes up there on Saturday, on Bluff mtn trail. I have wondered about the E Fork trail, and I assume it's lesser used since there is a river ford. It's amazing how much of a barrier that can be to some folks, though not at Ramona Falls!
by miah66
November 13th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mirror Lake TDH Loop - Nov 8, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Mirror Lake TDH Loop - Nov 8, 2018

Coming back past ski-bowl on Sunday, there were dozens of cars parked at the "old" spot and about 10-12 groups walking on the side of the highway. :shock:
by miah66
November 6th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Error? in "Silver Star Mountain via Sturgeon Rock Loop Hike"
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Error? in "Silver Star Mountain via Sturgeon Rock Loop Hike"

The trail through the clearcut that used to be the Grouse Vista trail is completely unrecognizable. There is a new road that switchbacks around the slope and several loading landings w/ steep sides that make the "trail" much more difficult in spots. There was a few spots where new sections of trail ...
by miah66
November 6th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1110

Re: Deschutes State Park

I saw photos that Sean Thomas posted, all the trees near the old homestead are either gone or burnt to a crisp. Nothing left standing.
by miah66
July 2nd, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Lake Loop (Goat Rocks) - July 11, 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4477

Re: Goat Lake Loop (Goat Rocks) - July 11, 2015

The biggest issue is finding a parking spot.
by miah66
June 29th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Loowit Trail Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Loowit Trail Revisited

Cool TR, Romann! Glad to see you're still out and about exploring. I agree those canyons on Loowit trail are no joke, and completely daunting. Not to mention there are dozens of them. I am always amazed at the crowds of people who run around the mountain every weekend, and I can't even seem to figur...
by miah66
March 13th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star north ridge snowshoe Monday, March 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: Silver Star north ridge snowshoe

I went up the South Ridge the Sunday before last, (3/04/18) and conditions were about as you described. We made the summit, though not w/o much consternation, with pushing through the alder and the wet snow.

Pictures in my google album, here.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/40DlryKg4kkahZdA2
by miah66
November 28th, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Table Mtn (Dick Thomas TH & trail) PERMANENTLY CLOSED
Replies: 24
Views: 4169

Re: Table Mtn (Dick Thomas TH & trail) PERMANENTLY CLOSED

I'm kind of surprised that Friends of the Gorge hasn't taken notice of this, to be honest. Perhaps it is as cut and dry as being locked out of access to public land (I have a feeling this is going to be a theme going forward).