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by Peabody
September 18th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: An E-Book and a map
Replies: 4
Views: 309

An E-Book and a map

Came across a cool E-Book. PNW is chapter 7. Anyone seen this book before?

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Glimpses of America, by James W. Buel
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and a cool weather map.

https://www.ventusky.com/
by Peabody
September 15th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trapper Creek fire
Replies: 63
Views: 3505

Re: Trapper Creek fire

If ya ever want to go down the "Rabbit hole" search for "Bull Run old growth" on Google scholar. Forest Fire Regime of the Bull Run Watershed, Oregon Windthrow Disturbance, Forest Composition, and Structure in the Bull Run Basin, Oregon Spatial and temporal patterns of windthrow in the Bull Run Wate...
by Peabody
July 1st, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: fail tale: long historic route to Tom/Dick/Harry
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: fail tale: long historic route to Tom/Dick/Harry

I love poking around areas with some history. This is a picture of that old section of highway I took way back in 2006: I haven't posted here in awhile, so this must be important right? Question: How the hell do you find a 14 year old hiking picture of specific area? Do tell us your photo organizat...
by Peabody
February 27th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagles @ The Dalles Dam
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Eagles @ The Dalles Dam

Clap * Clap * Clap * Clap :D I had fun. Really liked these pictures.
by Peabody
January 20th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: FYI: Google Earth now has Gorge fire imagery
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: FYI: Google Earth now has Gorge fire imagery

pablo wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 8:41 pm
FYI: I'm not seeing it in Google Maps but Google Earth has updated imagery to include the Gorge fire. Interesting looks.

--Paul
Google maps is now also updated with the latest CRGNSA aerial imagery.
by Peabody
January 19th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 7487

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

I'm pretty sure this is the Wyeth parking lot in Jerry's pictures. Steps up on soapbox...uh hum..... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh They're spending tens of millions of dollars on building/rebuilding the HCRHW and this lot has only 25 parking spaces.........and..........and.........and most of the people using this...
by Peabody
January 8th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Book about trail history?
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Book about trail history?

-The source I like best to understand trail history is old maps. 1909-1911 Mt Hood Topo Some examples: pic1.jpg.png If you look at the full map, notice that there is no Multnomah Basin road in 1909 nor any trails shown in the Wahkeena/Multnomah loop area. Those trails likely were built around 1915. ...
by Peabody
December 29th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 7487

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

On the "pave more of the Gorge for parking" plan (just kidding... sort of...), the problem with putting that parking at Multnomah Falls is that there's only one lodge, one Benson Bridge and one 6-foot trail to the top of the falls. In the proven "build it and they will come" school of transportatio...
by Peabody
December 27th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 7487

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

Or you could just add more parking................. Government builds it (with our tax dollars) and then goes away. No fees, fines, or complicated make work. Here's my plan, took about 10 minutes to put together and adds 100 parking spots. I've named the concept the "Peabody Parking Expansion Plan" ...
by Peabody
December 25th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 7487

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

Well, again, that might be Tom's opinion, but there is no official TKO pronouncement, as yet, on the parking fees, and there is nothing in the archive to suggest such a motion was passed. It has never been mentioned when I've been at a meeting. There is a TKO group working on slate of suggestions f...