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by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

My own take on Franklin Ridge is that the FS's own literature mischaracterized the trail from the start (by someone who obviously never went there), and that has clouded judgement. "Franklin Ridge Trail #427: Closed indefinitely due to severe damage and unstable slopes. (CRGNSA)" Brushy, yes, not "s...
by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

Nesika is Trails Club (private property); we go in from the Larch Mountain Trail. The flagged connector would be under their purview (not an official trail).
by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Storm Ranch (New River) 2-7-20
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Storm Ranch (New River) 2-7-20

From 1945 to 1977, this piece of property just north of Floras Lake and south of Bandon was owned by the Storm family, who grew cranberries and ranched cattle here. A Santa Barbara concern purchased the property, reportedly cash down, and activities there soon became “cause of concern” for the local...
by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

That one was passable, other than one short devastated section, over a year ago. The entire run was restored, beautifully, though. TKO and FS crews worked on it in the summer and fall of 2019. We thought they might open it in the fall but their abundance of caution seems to have dictated that sprin...
by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

I can attest that the Forest Service is notoriously opaque about what they will tackle next (mainly because the situation changes, radically sometimes, with weather events). However, there seems to have been a pattern, induced by state tourist organizations like Travel Oregon - open up the high use ...
by bobcat
February 18th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20
Replies: 20
Views: 632

Re: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20

I probably won't "go get it", but many thanks for the rime shots - as always.
by bobcat
February 17th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Sands and Whaleshead Beach 2-6-20
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Indian Sands and Whaleshead Beach 2-6-20

The Oregon Coast Trail runs through one of its most scenic sections in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor. It is always close to Highway 101, sometimes right along it, then ducks into dark spruce forest to emerge at rocky points offering views to craggy sea stacks being dashed by surf, sometim...
by bobcat
February 15th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redwoods – February 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Redwoods – February 2020

I was surprised not to see any elk, nor any recent signs really. I thought they'd be hanging out in the prairie or down at the beach. Rhododendron Trail was closed at some point - bridge out. Some of the Top 20 biggest/largest trees are in the vicinity of the Prairie Creek Visitor Center but only th...
by bobcat
February 13th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Dry Creek (SW WA) camping?

No "established" campsites as far as I have noticed or know of; however, there are a few flat benches where you should be able to pitch a tent amongst the decaying maple detritus.
by bobcat
February 13th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: first February flowers
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: first February flowers

adamschneider wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 9:59 am
Do you know which violet exactly?
orbiculata - not sempervirens . . .