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by forestkeeper
August 31st, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Old Trip Reports
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Old Trip Reports

Hey all. Haven't been here in a long time. Looks like a lot has changed. In the past we were able to look at our own trip reports or posts from when we first joined PortlandHikers.org years ago. Is that still possible? Can't seem to be able to locate any Forestkeeper only stuff. Was hoping to look a...
by forestkeeper
September 11th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 55819

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

Does anyone know how much of the Eagle Creek Trail 440 got burned? I was thinking since the fire originated at Punchbowl Falls that it worked itself northward towards Metlako then onward to Ruckel Creek Falls area. But also if it joined with the Indian Creek Fire, does that mean the area around Loow...
by forestkeeper
September 6th, 2017, 10:25 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 55819

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

12052386_823490451103662_7175221226450266150_o.jpg We all know it will grow back, eventually. But this is so gut wrenching! :cry: :cry: The Eagle Creek Trail #440 was my most favorite trail ever. Especially during springtime, listening to all the Eagle's "chirp, chirp, chirp," as you hiked from the...
by forestkeeper
July 13th, 2017, 10:47 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 55819

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

The Forest Service asked TKO to post an alert tonight about a fire adjacent to the Eagle Creek Trail (in the Gorge) somewhere south of the wilderness boundary (which is roughly at WyEast Creek, or just beyond 4.5 mile bridge). The trail is now closed at the wilderness boundary. They are asking folk...
by forestkeeper
June 16th, 2017, 8:45 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: New Bridge On Eagle Creek Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: New Bridge On Eagle Creek Trail

That new bridge was helicoptered in a few months ago. Not too sure how a composite plastic bridge will hold up to freezing temps next winter. You know what freezing plastic does when struck by fast moving objects (anothr tree or branch during winter wind storm)? It shatters! But a plastic bridge is ...
by forestkeeper
April 26th, 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Tick Deschutes 4/23/2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1689

Re: Tick Deschutes 4/23/2017

Are you ok, now that's been a couple of days? Is there anything to help prevent ticks from getting access to your skin? 100% Deet?
by forestkeeper
March 13th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescue at Abiqua Falls
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: Rescue at Abiqua Falls

I haven't been to Abiqua falls myself, is the trail along a cliff or just a really steep sloped hillside? Or do you think they were off trail exploring and just lost their footing? The "trail" is terribly steep and at an average of a 70* angle for 50% of the hike. You have to descend/ascend by rope...
by forestkeeper
March 13th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful
Replies: 5
Views: 3550

Re: true story - why knowing UTM coordinates can be helpful

Maybe that was before backcountry transponders were in existence. But it is very wise to carry a topo map of the area you will be in and be able to plot your course as well as be able to report your location (to SAR) if need be within 10 meters, not 100 meters. Latitude/ longitude bearings are a nec...
by forestkeeper
March 13th, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Triple Falls 031017
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: Triple Falls 031017

Nice TR Don! My friend and I decided to check out the new Tish Creek bridge (made of plastic) just past upper Punchbowl Falls. Eagle Creek pretty much looked like the Triple Falls trail; a few patches of snow on the trail and a lot of downed logs and branches. Time to break out the saws and shovels....
by forestkeeper
February 8th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Coast range snow??
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Coast range snow??

From Gales Creek to Bridge Creek, it's under snow. :( This isn't normal for the Pacific Northwest, but it's a good thing with all the snow pack.