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by bushwhacker
March 5th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Long distance hiking through eastern Oregon in May
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Long distance hiking through eastern Oregon in May

You might want to read through this guy's trip report which covers some of the area you are going to be traveling through. Interesting read. Seems like the logistics of resupply are a bigger challenge then the actual walking. A few notes: Late April and May are the prime river rafting times on the O...
by bushwhacker
January 8th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road to Grassy Knoll gated (from Carson)
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Road to Grassy Knoll gated (from Carson)

Here's a PDF that shows what roads are theoretically closed seasonally. There's a whole section under 'Seasonal and Special Vehicle Designations' for closed roads. One of the roads listed is your 6808 (official name 6808000). Some must be gated while others are probably not. Interesting section in t...
by bushwhacker
January 8th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 163
Views: 23360

Re: Happy Birthday!

Friday 1/3: Happy Birthday: IMG_0997 copy.jpg From: IMG_0998 copy.jpg One wonders with all of these posts of found balloons along the narrow corridors for hiking trails how many more are out there off trail. Must be hundreds :cry: . I wonder if rubber balloons (latex?) biodegrade better than mylar J...
by bushwhacker
December 18th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Bridge of the Gods Breezeby
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Bridge of the Gods Breezeby

If you are a cheapskate like me and have been using those green coupons for half price passage across the BOTGs that is about to change. Starting 1/6/2020 the Port of Cascade Locks if implementing the same Breezeby transponder model to cross the BOTGs that the Hood River bridge has been using for ha...
by bushwhacker
February 18th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 5245

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

I see where they are having a meeting to further discuss this ODOT plan on Monday 2/25 at 9am in Portland. If someone has nothing else to do on a Monday at 9am it says they are accepting public comment plus reviewing the feedback on the draft plan. I think most folks here sent in their feedback when...
by bushwhacker
December 21st, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 5245

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

I tried really really hard to come up with some positive suggestions as a survey response and not just a bunch of rants and it was sooooo hard. Some of the stuff in there just drives me nutz. As with any new money generating scheme there has to be a new bureaucracy created. In this case it's item nu...
by bushwhacker
December 20th, 2018, 7:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 5245

ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

Not sure if everyone has been following this Oregon Dept of Transportation (ODOT) plan for the corridor from Women's Forum through Ainsworth but the end time to send in your comments is Friday 12/21 . Basically it implements priced parking (plus some other stuff) at every conceivable parking spot fr...
by bushwhacker
June 21st, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman - Nick Eaton - Deadwood Camp and return on Gorton Cr. Tr. 062018
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: Herman - Nick Eaton - Deadwood Camp and return on Gorton Cr. Tr. 062018

You must have been just behind me. It was only 92 degrees when I got back to my car. Here's a few more of Deadwood Camp. If folks are looking to stay here as one of their dream destinations I would look elsewhere for the next few years. I was going to take a closer look but since most of it is beyon...
by bushwhacker
February 9th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Exploratory Mining near MSH approved
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Exploratory Mining near MSH approved

Actually the Columbian article is misleading too. They are just drilling holes at this point. Not mining. I see in the article where they are looking for ' copper, gold and molybdenum '. I didn't even know what molybdenum was but I guess it's used in certain steel making processes and can be extract...
by bushwhacker
January 11th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 163
Views: 23360

Re: Happy Birthday!

Need to get caught up here. From two weeks ago: IMG_0578.JPG From last week: IMG_0582.JPG From Monday (1/8): IMG_0585.JPG IMG_0586.JPG IMG_0587.JPG My sister always hated me because I would find all of the Easter Eggs when we were kids :twisted: Mylar balloon factoid: A mylar balloon can reach up to...