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by bushwhacker
July 21st, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness

Playing around with some satellite images you can see what has transpired. Blue Lake is the easiest land mark to spot but I marked some others for reference. Gearhart Mt area on July 18th 2021 . Brown in the 2021 image burned. Still a few (very few) green areas in the 2021 image. july182021-gearhart...
by bushwhacker
July 18th, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness

I was down at the Gearhart Mountain Wilderness 10 years to so ago and you couldn't help but notice all the pine beetle killed trees and how impossible it would be to control a fire if it got started in all those dying/dead trees. Probably got way worse in the last 10 years. This fire was a predicabl...
by bushwhacker
July 13th, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove avalanche
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Elk Cove avalanche

IMG_1600.JPG A big thank you to 'smithsummit' for planning my hike for Monday. Always looking for something different to do on Mt Hood beyond hiking the trails and off trails I have hiked dozens of times before I decided to hike over to Elk Cove from Vista Ridge to check out this avalanche. Not oft...
by bushwhacker
July 13th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Northwest Real-Time Images
Replies: 18
Views: 29931

Re: Northwest Real-Time Images

Here is a link to a bunch of cameras located in some of the remotest places you could find in OR/WA/ID. There is a 'beta' site link at the top of the page to take you to other cameras plus a nice video on how all this works and what it costs. http://www.alertwildfire.org/oregon/index.html?camera=Axi...
by bushwhacker
July 11th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Barrett Spur -- 07/10/21

Before heading back to the car I took a side trip over to Elk Cove. Damage from the Labor Day storm? The worst of it was very localized. Not too many trees down between Elk Cove and Vista Ridge. That looks more like an avalanche. A big one too. Wouldn't have wanted to have been there when that happ...
by bushwhacker
June 13th, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

You can go out here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cascade_volcanoes and see the location of all the Cascade volcanoes.

Adams isn't even the farthest east in Washington (Goat Rocks and Glacier Peak). And Shasta is just about as far west as St Helen's.
by bushwhacker
June 10th, 2021, 4:47 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls
Replies: 14
Views: 917

Re: Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls

A screen shot of the one the lost souls during the rescue. What's wrong with this picture?
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by bushwhacker
May 31st, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eureka Wagon Road/Cemetery Ridge Loop: 5/28/21
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: Eureka Wagon Road/Cemetery Ridge Loop: 5/28/21

Well done. I like the wide open spaces and the challenge of route finding in Hell's Canyon. Don't like the poison ivy. Temperance Creek and Saddle Creek are infested with the stuff too. I wonder who the main user group is that uses those trails. Maybe fall hunting season as trails to get from point ...
by bushwhacker
May 18th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lewis River area updates
Replies: 32
Views: 1337

Lewis River Recreation Area Reservation System Announced

Looks like you will need to visit everyone's favorite reservation site (Recreation.gov) and pick up a permit to park along a long stretch of the Lewis River beginning June 15. I am beginning to loose track of all the places now days that require advanced reservations :x . I predict chaos on sunny we...
by bushwhacker
May 11th, 2021, 5:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 151
Views: 11205

Re: 2021 Snow Level

Melting out nicely up at the Cooper Spur shelter.
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