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by bobcat
March 24th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920

Many thanks for this report, Don! Everything I'd seen said Chetwoot was "impenetrable." I took a look at both ends when I was doing trail work on Wygant a couple of years ago, but I didn't really get much of a sense although it got very jungly (that was late spring). I was all set to follow in your ...
by bobcat
March 14th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Conifer IDs
Replies: 30
Views: 1897

Re: Conifer IDs

It's actually a true cedar ( Cedrus sp.) - the PNW's "cedars" are really cypresses. The three cedar species most commonly planted here are deodar, Atlas, and Cedar of Lebanon. They are common in the yards of older homes, parks, etc. From the color of the needles and their length, I'm guessing it's a...
by bobcat
March 8th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buck Creek Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Buck Creek Trail

Thanks for the report! Those trails are also on Caltopo - this one is labeled the "Dark Larch Wizard Trail."
by bobcat
March 1st, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Yet another flower question
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Yet another flower question

Yes, hardhack for sure - just not fully bloomed like we're used to seeing it.
by bobcat
March 1st, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Salutations from Sally!!
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Salutations from Sally!!

Welcome to the site, Sally!
by bobcat
February 20th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 954

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: 954

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: 350

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: 954

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: 954

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 ...