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by walkin62
July 10th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lolo Pass Road/Road 1828
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Lolo Pass Road/Road 1828

There is a construction project related to a bridge and culvert on the Lolo Pass Road about five miles up from Highway 26 that will close the road. They are going to begin (tentatively) on July 16th, and it could take two weeks to a month. The good news is that before they do that they are going to ...
by walkin62
July 8th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Lolo Pass Road
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Lolo Pass Road

In other news about the Lolo pass Road..... There is a slide west of the road that plugged up and destroyed a culvert; it's about five miles north up from Highway 26. It is being worked on starting later this week or early next week, haven't heard an exact date yet The road will be closed for two we...
by walkin62
June 26th, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Timberlin Trail- Elliot Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Timberlin Trail- Elliot Crossing

The mess is completely across the trail on the west side. There is a trail crew working on it this week and they are hoping to have it done by the weekend. Sounds like it may still be slide prone, but should at least be usable and safer for most hikers.
by walkin62
June 25th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Timberlin Trail- Elliot Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Timberlin Trail- Elliot Crossing

Just an FYI for those itching to do the Timberline Trail. The brand new rebuilt section of trial on the west side of the Elliot did not survive the winter. There is a 40 to 50 foot debris flow there now that is loose and unstable. Hood River Ranger District says they will be assessing it, but there ...
by walkin62
June 23rd, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: GPNF Developed Rec Site Survey: Your responses needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: GPNF Developed Rec Site Survey: Your responses needed

I decline to participate in the USFS BS survey. They can take their agenda and shove it where the sun don't shine. And the next time I see a USFS employee, I'll tell them that in person, possibly in in language much less refined than what I've used above. While I appreciate the sentiment, please do...
by walkin62
October 23rd, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Conditions at Ramona Falls
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

Conditions at Ramona Falls

Just thought I'd give a heads up if anyone is considering going to Ramona Falls during this bit of sunny weather. The Sandy River has moved and is currently running up against the bank when you approach it from the trail. The bank where the trail dropped down to cross the logs is now undercut, and i...
by walkin62
October 16th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Suggested Late Season Backpacking - Portland?
Replies: 12
Views: 1386

Re: Suggested Late Season Backpacking - Portland?

I would definitely watch the current conditions. Forecast is calling for two more feet of snow and high winds at Timberline over the next three days. The website for Timberline Lodge has webcams and a good snow forecast link that might be helpful to you.
by walkin62
September 17th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline trail questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Timberline trail questions

It is just the road and the camps that are closed. The Timberline is open all the way around the mountain.
The thing I'd be watching now is the weather! The system coming in starting today is supposed to bring considerable rain and possible accumulation of snow above 6500 feet.
by walkin62
September 12th, 2017, 7:26 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline trail questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Timberline trail questions

The other thing to keep in mind now is that Hood River Ranger District put out a new fire order and has shut down all access to the mountain on the north side. The roads and trailheads are all closed. The section of trail at the top of Cooper Spur is technically in the closed area, but they are allo...
by walkin62
July 25th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 50739

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Letting fires in wilderness that are not threatening property smolder or burn out on their own is generally official policy, but I think only when they are known to be of natural origin. I think they are supposed to fight fires that people cause more aggressively in most cases. The first thing that...