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by retired jerry
August 12th, 2022, 12:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Creek - Horseshoe Ridge Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Cast Creek - Horseshoe Ridge Loop

thanks for the report

any mosquitoes???

it must be about time for the mosquitoes to dissipate, although what we really need is some freezing nights
by retired jerry
August 11th, 2022, 8:52 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: PCT thru hikers and Wilderness permits
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: PCT thru hikers and Wilderness permits

maybe when they do the PCT thru hike permit the FS gets the data? A bigger hole is the restrictions in the Central Cascades wilderness areas. Local hikers are extremely limited in the numbers allowed. No restrictions on thru hikers. Last year I did a Three Sisters trip. Almost nobody was there local...
by retired jerry
August 10th, 2022, 5:23 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road conditions request
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Road conditions request

I dunno, I drove a pickup but I think a regular car would be fine if you go slow

yeah, unexpected large potholes

If your windows are dirty and/or the sun is at a worse angle it's harder to see those pot holes
by retired jerry
August 7th, 2022, 5:30 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road conditions request
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Road conditions request

that's 2329. The road from Takhlakh Lake to Divide Camp and Killen Creek. I just did that also. In my pickup. That's worse than 21, 23, or 2150 to snowgrass flat

Amazing you could do those in a mini
by retired jerry
August 6th, 2022, 12:51 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road conditions request
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Road conditions request

A couple weeks ago I did 21 from hwy 12 to Snowgrass Flat trailhead - not too bad. Some potholes and washboarding. I would think almost any vehicle would work, but I drove a 2WD Tacoma pickup. Then I did 21 to 2160. I drove about a mile down 2160 towards Walupt Lake. It's paved. Weird that that road...
by retired jerry
August 4th, 2022, 6:17 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New & Increased Fees in Mt. Hood National Forest
Replies: 11
Views: 531

Re: New & Increased Fees in Mt. Hood National Forest

Related to this: https://www.outsideonline.com/culture/opinion/national-parks-solutions/ It talks about how National Parks are being over-run. Requiring reservations which are limited. One problem with this is it favors people with high speed internet and flexible schedule who can get in at the exac...
by retired jerry
August 3rd, 2022, 6:57 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Tugman State Park trail maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Tugman State Park trail maintenance

I can see how the authorities would be skeptical of users maintaining trail People sometimes hack vegetation, or create a maze of "trails". Well intentioned maintenance can actually be damaging. The main thing I do is throw branches off trails. Especially if there are a bunch that are difficult to w...
by retired jerry
August 2nd, 2022, 5:24 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Tugman State Park trail maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Tugman State Park trail maintenance

loppers work good

in my experience

when I've been caught wacking plants nobody has ever complained
by retired jerry
August 2nd, 2022, 5:21 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit changes
Replies: 62
Views: 10174

Re: Central Cascades permit changes

You should have told the ranger that you knew there was a fee but refused to pay it. Give me a ticket and I'll fight it in court :)
by retired jerry
August 1st, 2022, 11:27 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gifford Pinchot fees
Replies: 26
Views: 1128

Re: Gifford Pinchot fees

Ramona Falls has a huge parking area with rows of cars

Top Spur has a few spaces sideways, then just along the road. No where near as much capacity. Nothing is near the trailhead so people hike from the trailhead, not as much need for an outhouse.