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by retired jerry
May 22nd, 2022, 5:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trapper Creek
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Trapper Creek

wow! you can saw through logs that big?
by retired jerry
May 22nd, 2022, 5:22 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Spring backpacking route with kids
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Spring backpacking route with kids

or https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... anyon_Hike

the first 4 miles is pretty rough at places, not your typical Columbia Gorge trail
by retired jerry
May 20th, 2022, 5:54 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Food storage for bears
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Food storage for bears

I have found that bears in Oregon and Washington (except maybe far North) are afraid of humans and don't go after our food

I have had rodents eat some of my food multiple times

At least hang your food good enough to protect it from rodents
by retired jerry
May 18th, 2022, 6:29 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Inactive members: where are they now?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Inactive members: where are they now?

I bounce around through Peabody stages #4 to #8
by retired jerry
May 17th, 2022, 2:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

yeah! that's what I thought too they could mark designated sites with a post with a triangle (tent shape). Like they already do. Visible from the trail so people don't trample all over looking for a site I think that people, both forest service and citizens, have this disagreement about whether to m...
by retired jerry
May 16th, 2022, 10:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

yeah, good point and, more than labor to make better sites, they're short of the knowledge of how to do it it wouldn't take very long to make one side hill flat spot for a tent. It's a small area. I think there's a disagreement on how to manage wilderness one - spread people out, no permanent campsi...
by retired jerry
May 16th, 2022, 8:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

another paper by one of the same authors, same idea https://leopold.wilderness.net/IJW-paper-Camping-Mgmt-Strategies-5-31-002.pdf "Conclusions Recreation ecology research and management experience reveal significant problems with unconfined camping, particularly in popular moderate to high use areas...
by retired jerry
May 16th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 8
Views: 288

sustainable wilderness camping management

https://winapps.umt.edu/winapps/media2/wilderness/NWPS/documents/webinars/Sustainable_Camping_on_the_PCT_webinar_4.25.18.pdf This is an alternate vision to the Central Cascades Wilderness Permits This was written by a USFS and USGS researcher Rather than limiting visitation, they advocate managing c...
by retired jerry
May 15th, 2022, 12:15 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: eagle creek opened, then closed again
Replies: 1
Views: 236

eagle creek opened, then closed again

https://www.wweek.com/outdoors/2022/05/14/a-25-foot-wide-landslide-has-closed-the-eagle-creek-trail/?mc_cid=62b25e47d8&mc_eid=51cad91971 if wweek is to be believed, Eagle Creek exit opened again for the trail and campground, and a day later the trail closed because of a landslide - 25 feet of trail ...
by retired jerry
May 14th, 2022, 11:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hells Canyon: 5/10/22-5/11/22
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Hells Canyon: 5/10/22-5/11/22

thanks

maybe this report will motivate me to do a trip there :)

It looks like you could just jump across the creek