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by aircooled
April 29th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Cougar Rock Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 297

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: 297

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: 30
Views: 2484

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: 30
Views: 2484

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: 30
Views: 2484

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: 4354

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: 11130

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: 11130

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: 11130

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: 56276

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 ...