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by bobcat
January 23rd, 2022, 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: Criterion Tract North: 1/21/22

Great report, Brad! I'm positively in awe of all your research. I have not explored the north end of Criterion partly because of the way the boundaries are configured and possibility of getting cliffed out heading cross-country. A couple of questions: * Your descent from Stag Point and the bogus No ...
by bobcat
January 19th, 2022, 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22

I think Metro has pitched this park quite heavily in communities like Aloha, Cornelius, and Forest Grove. This will be their Forest Park. It's a safer feeling, quieter venue than the Gales Creek trails in the Coast Range, for example (no target shooting or ATVs roaring by).
by bobcat
January 16th, 2022, 5:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: cougars and lowland snows
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: cougars and lowland snows

I followed cougar tracks this week in the Columbia Gorge. Coming down from Wauna Viewpoint, I took the "powerline" trail to hit Tanner Creek Road and then returned to Eagle Creek via the 400. No human had hiked this section of the 400 since the snow, but first I followed elk tracks going my way (eas...
by bobcat
January 13th, 2022, 4:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boy Scout Ridge 2022/01/08
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Boy Scout Ridge 2022/01/08

Looks like a lovely day. Very pristine!
by bobcat
January 13th, 2022, 4:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Triple Falls on a snowy day
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Triple Falls on a snowy day

Hiked to Triple Falls yesterday (the 12th). The snow is all gone. There was a lot of debris on the trail, including lots of rocks, big branches, and maybe four or five trees down but easily negotiable. I threw a lot of the debris off coming and going. There were several slides, with two major ones. ...
by bobcat
January 9th, 2022, 4:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22

With decent weather upon us, I decided to check out the trail system in Metro’s Chehalem Ridge Nature Park in Washington County. The land was purchased in 2010 from Stimson Lumber and is Metro’s second largest property after the Smith and Bybee Wetlands. Most of the area is 20-35 year-old plantation...
by bobcat
January 7th, 2022, 8:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to this forum but not the PNW
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: New to this forum but not the PNW

Welcome, Hadley, and thank you for your work on trails!

If you don't know them already, check out James D. Thayer's books for Portland to the Coast connections! (although Weyerhaeuser has forbidden entry to its lands so some of what Thayer describes is no longer relevant)
by bobcat
January 4th, 2022, 9:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: so, how many miles did you manage in 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: so, how many miles did you manage in 2021

I don’t keep track of miles or EG, but I could divide my excursions into three types, with a little overlap of each: 1) Field Guide hikes. These I mostly do alone, taking photos and notes, in the constant quest for new entries to the FG. The project/hobby takes me to all corners of Oregon and southw...
by bobcat
January 1st, 2022, 10:36 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Something horse-related?
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Something horse-related?

Actually, it looks more like repurposed irrigation equipment (which also makes sense for the area). Top half of a pipe gate maybe?
by bobcat
January 1st, 2022, 9:53 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Oneonta open
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Oneonta open

Also, Buck Point and Wauna Viewpoint trails reopened. I'm surprised they didn't reopen Bell Creek since that was mostly undamaged by the fire and is reported to be in decent shape, but there may be work to do on the Horsetail Creek Trail part of the loop . . .