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by BigBear
August 27th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass
Replies: 18
Views: 412

Re: NW Forest Pass misinformation, omission of America the Beautiful pass

Of course, then there's the whole ignore the federal court rulings issue which has found the parking pass to be "unambiguously prohibited" if the public is hiking, backpacking or picnicking. See Adams vs USFS and Bark vs USFS. Too bad that Region 6 is illiterate wwhen it comes to court cases they lo...
by BigBear
August 22nd, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?

I agree that it would be impossible to reconstruct trails to meet everyone's physical need. To imply that is what I said misses the point. The Ramona Falls crossing existed as either a steel bridge with concrete pillars or as a wooden bridge for decades. Families were able to cross the dangerous Mud...
by BigBear
August 20th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics

I am aware that popular opinion is that mountain goats did not exist in the Olympics prior to 1925, even though the Seattle Pree reported their existence in 1890, G.G. Steele of USGS noted their presence during surveys of the late 19th century and National Geographic had an article in 1896. It's dif...
by BigBear
August 19th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?

I don't recall a shelter at Ramona Falls back int he late 80s when I first visited the area. I have stayed int he Sandy River cabin back int he 90s on a rainy night. As far as the old bridge at the former trailhead, it was too damn ugly to take a picture of. It consisted of a metal grated walkway wi...
by BigBear
August 14th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mini Report on Timberline
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Mini Report on Timberline

Putting a bridge over the wilderness crossings on the Timberline Trail has been an issue for several reasons: 1) It's a wilderness area and USFS tends to shy away from putting up structures of any kind, favoring to tear them down or let the elements due so for them. For example, the Boy Scout shelte...
by BigBear
August 9th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Two plant IDs please
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Two plant IDs please

The blue flower is gentian.
by BigBear
August 9th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking
Replies: 19
Views: 1576

Re: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking

Congratulations on your accomplishment. Circumnavigating Mt. Hood is a proud accomplishment. I would disagree with your statement "don't judge me" in response to others' assessment of your task. First, you were making judgements about people who were making judgements of how prudent your planned act...
by BigBear
August 9th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?

Question asked: have I ever not found a parking spot at Timberline Lodge? answer: no Have I seen "parking lot full" signs for Timberline Lodge? answer: yes Is parking getting more difficult to find? answer: yes Will there be a day when i won't be able to find parking at Timberline? answer: looks lik...
by BigBear
August 8th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?

You've picked two winners (Tom-Dick Mtn & Zig Zag O/L), unfortunately other hikers are picking them too. I used to have not problems finding a parking spot for Tom-Dick Mtn, but the last 3-4 years have been a different story. Even Timberline Lodge parking lot attracts a lot of summer snowboarders wh...
by BigBear
August 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 4148

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

I do not disagree that the current trail usage does not equal solitude. I have been an avid hiker since the late 1980s and I am very unhappy with the number of people on the trail. However (pause for effect)... With the proposed limits, you will be experiencing solitude from your couch in the living...