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by BigBear
May 17th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Abandoned roads
Replies: 11
Views: 2413

Re: Abandoned roads

When I think of the tens of thousands of miles of logging roads that are no longer maintained, there should be no shortage of roads for you to find. Larch Mountain and Table Mountain area come to mind. Then again, you may be thinking of less rural settings. Forest Park has a series of roads that wer...
by BigBear
May 17th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 51
Views: 832

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

The internet, Iphones and social media is the cause of hiking trails being used by so many people. It's a fact without debate. I've been hiking at Memaloose Hills since the mid-90s and enjoyed the obscurity of the location until the last couple of years. This year was particularly crowded. In the da...
by BigBear
May 16th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: big black bear track
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: big black bear track

Big Bears do go wherever they want to go...it's just that some bears are bigger (and hairy) than me. Oh my ursulus horribles, what big teeth you have... (all the better to eat you with) and what big claws you have... (all the better to cut you up into bite-sized pieces) and, damn, what is that smell...
by BigBear
May 15th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rowena Ridge
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Rowena Ridge

Are you sure that's a "former" president you're quoting. Perhaps the current one denies both.
by BigBear
May 15th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: big black bear track
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: big black bear track

pcg, your a comedian. "To respect the privacy of the bear..." I'm of the more selfish nature: I'd depart from the area to respect my own continued health and wellness. I remember the time I was a mile from Observation Peak (Trapper Creek) and a woman hiked toward us, telling my friend and I that the...
by BigBear
May 15th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 148
Views: 4338

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

It's difficult to believe the Forest Services cares about the environment when it has spent a century of looking the other way when it comes to commercial logging, mining and other businesses which recognize fines are a fraction of the profits. The permit system will be the end of my hiking on USFS ...
by BigBear
May 15th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking Local out the Back Door
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Hiking Local out the Back Door

Hiking within 20 miles of my house is becoming the norm. Portland traffic sucks, the trailheads are getting full at the time I used to be one of the first 3 cars there, the trails are full, and it takes up most of the day. I'm substituting convenience for the big wow! factor. The little wows are mor...
by BigBear
April 12th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Public lands hate you
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Public lands hate you

I have mixed thoughts about public shaming. I am against the retroactive shaming of what someone said or did at the time it was okay to do it. For example, Biden is being shamed for not kissing a person and patting another on the shoulders to encourage them to go up on stage. Only long after the inc...
by BigBear
April 12th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 1473

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

Guy: your assertion about 12 strangers vs. 12 Mazamas is absolutely correct A little history...circa 1994, seven members of USFS Hood River office met with members of the various local hiking groups (Mazamas, FOCG, Trails Club, etc) and tried to inflict this very restriction on the hiking clubs. Arm...
by BigBear
April 11th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 1473

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

This is what the Mazamas sent out yesterday from USFS: We just received information today that may restrict our ability to lead hikes in the gorge on weekends during the summer. As many of you know, last year Dog Mountain instituted a permit system limiting access. However, because we use an outfitt...