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by aircooled
December 6th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

The maps of the Basin Road are technically more correct than people realize. Multnomah Basin Road climbs uphill from Multnomah Creek, crosses the Larch Mountain Trail and then turns left and continues uphill. At the top of this hill the current road takes a sharp right. At this point the road today ...
by aircooled
December 5th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

Wildland fire efforts get around a lot of the red tape, and bureaucracies surrounding everything governmental. Look at how long it took to replace the Tish creek bridge, and we have what, 5 or 6 new ones in already as a result of the burn? Agreed, we did get some nice new bridges - and quickly! As ...
by aircooled
December 4th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

It's SOP to decommission lines that are cut, to aid in regrowth and restoration, to help with erosion (cutting a line down to mineral soil can be cause a big impact), and to stop people from turning those temporary emergency lines into permanent roads and routes. I've had a look at this first hand....
by aircooled
March 21st, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: I hate ticks
Replies: 43
Views: 3843

Re: I hate ticks

The incidence of Lymes is low in the PNW, and I was surprised to read that the species of tick that carries it lives west of the Cascades. Ticks east of the Cascades can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever but it's extremely rare. Having said that, I had one dig in so deep a few years ago I had to go...
by aircooled
January 18th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gorge closure order
Replies: 107
Views: 10258

Re: Gorge closure order

If we have a government shutdown, that could slow things down even further. And who will protect us from the dangers in the Gorge?
by aircooled
January 2nd, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gorge closure order
Replies: 107
Views: 10258

Re: Gorge closure order

Latest closure order maintains the closure through September 2018!

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 561878.pdf
by aircooled
September 25th, 2017, 8:14 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gorge closure order
Replies: 107
Views: 10258

Gorge closure order

Oregon side of the Gorge closed for business until January 15, 2018.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/ORCGF/2 ... 2624-0.pdf
by aircooled
September 20th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 53203

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Is this a serious statement you're making? Are you actually suggesting conspiracy theories, or are you satirizing them? I'm seriously suggesting that some conspiracy theorists will put that suggestion out there, if they haven't already. That doesn't seem any crazier to me than the 911 Truthers who ...
by aircooled
September 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 53203

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

The proper term for this is the shock doctrine . I haven't listened to Clyde Lewis (Ground Zero on KXL) lately, but it wouldn't surprise to hear some conspiracy theories floated. Like that the fire was an inside job and some unnamed teens get the blame. Notice that nobody has been arrested. Why wou...
by aircooled
September 19th, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 53203

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Didn't the Forest Service give up on a number of trails in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness after the B&B Fires? I'm thinking of Sugar Pine Ridge, specifically, but I know there were others. I know that's a much more remote and inaccessible area than the Gorge, and a different national forest, but it's...