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by OregonSurveyor
August 29th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Still Creek Guard Station- Where was it?
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Still Creek Guard Station- Where was it?

My wife and I spent a good part of yesterday trying to find the ruins of the Still Creek Guard Station. A USFS map from 1939 shows the GS to be about 8 miles up Still Creek Rd from US-26. At this location we found a short crude pit-run rock road on the north side of the road, but no evidence of a GS...
by OregonSurveyor
June 26th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Yes, we had about a dozen people on the canyon rescue. So lots of help to carry in ropes and equipment. Someone mentioned having not seen the rescue in the news. I would roughly estimate only 10% of our calls get into the news media. Oregon sheriffs log about 1100 SAR calls a year. Our team PNWSAR g...
by OregonSurveyor
June 22nd, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Photo from the June 2017 rescue.
by OregonSurveyor
June 22nd, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1883

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Hi Greg, Your photo of that waterfall brings back a great SAR story from June 2017. Two young ladies from Oklahoma were NOBO on the PCT, hoping to go from TLL to White Pass. After leaving the Paradise Park area and heading down to Ramona they missed the first hard left turn and inexplicably thought ...
by OregonSurveyor
June 12th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Ck / PCT loop
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Herman Ck / PCT loop

Thanks so much for clearing up my misunderstanding of your initial route. We’ll all be interested if you learn more about your exact course.
by OregonSurveyor
June 5th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Ck / PCT loop
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Herman Ck / PCT loop

We had a relatively experienced hiker take a day hike up Herman Creek trail to Wahtum Lake last Friday (5/31). In the snow he dropped into Herman Creek canyon (west of Tomlike), thinking he was in the East fork of Herman Creek. He spent the next 38 hours traveling north, downstream, until his shouts...
by OregonSurveyor
May 30th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail conditions in early July
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Timberline Trail conditions in early July

We’ve had a slightly below average snow year (per two SnowTel stations on Mt Hood). July 8th is about as early as I would start, but it should work. You’ll probably see a few snow patches when above 5800’, and the highest section on the east side usually holds snow into August, but it lasts less tha...
by OregonSurveyor
May 25th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona Falls Sandy River Crossing 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Ramona Falls Sandy River Crossing 2019

GHSMITH,
Just note this thread is discussing the Ramona Falls trail that crosses the Sandy River, not the farther upstream point where the PCT/Timberline Tr crosses the Sandy River.
by OregonSurveyor
May 18th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 3740

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

In fact the permit fee was reduced to only $1.00 this year, because they were able to find a ticket vending service that only charged one dollar. No money goes to the USFS. I was told directly by someone who was in the meetings that it WAS for parking safety control.
by OregonSurveyor
April 27th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mist Falls -Quick Trip - 4/27/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Mist Falls -Quick Trip - 4/27/2019

Am I the only sucker for needing to Google every name on a brass plaque?
Googling Rose’s name led me to this:
https://www.wweek.com/portland/article- ... -feud.html