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by aircooled
June 3rd, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Palmer Mill Rd/Primrose Path - Dec 7, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: Palmer Mill Rd/Primrose Path - Dec 7, 2018

The road to Nesika is "basically" unchanged, although the fire has left some very precarious trees and rocks hanging over the road. The odds of something falling at the exact moment you drive by is probably slim, but one of these days I predict a work crew may head home and find their passage blocke...
by aircooled
June 1st, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Blue Barrel on BV Platter - Dec 25, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Blue Barrel on BV Platter - Dec 25, 2018

Actually, Don and I were the first to hike and map the Stairway - so named because it can be used to get (via a longer route) to Angel's Rest, therefore the "Stairway to Heaven." And because it has about a 28 degree grade. Most of the route was an existing game trail.
by aircooled
April 29th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Cougar Rock Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Cougar Rock Trail

Cougar Rock may be unstable but the Cougar Rock trail itself followed a broad ridge then cut across the basin. I don't recall any spots where unstable rock could fall on a hiker.
by aircooled
April 28th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Cougar Rock Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Cougar Rock Trail

I have been trying to retrace the route of the Cougar Rock Trail. Does anybody have a GPS track?
by aircooled
December 6th, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

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: 32
Views: 3330

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: 32
Views: 3330

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: 4791

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: 12169

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: 12169

Re: Gorge closure order

Latest closure order maintains the closure through September 2018!

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 561878.pdf