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by retired jerry
November 30th, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Old Maid Flat/Ramona Falls bridge closing 12/1/21
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Old Maid Flat/Ramona Falls bridge closing 12/1/21

I think it's been open all winter before, but they usually close it. I don't see why they bother. Other roads stay open in the winter. Are they worried about people going there and getting stuck? It only adds a few miles to walk from the closed gate. The area between the gate and the trailhead is ni...
by retired jerry
November 27th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Water filtration suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Water filtration suggestions

"My brother carries a Sawyer Squeeze. I appreciate that because it keeps him amused and occupied for at least 30 minutes/day!" I use a Squeeze. I store untreated water, and then it takes 2 minutes to squeeze a pint of water. I'll do that 3 or 4 times per day, but it's usually at a convenient moment,...
by retired jerry
November 24th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

but near human habitation is where the prescribed burns need to be the alternate is to have bigger fires later I understand how people don't like this though prescribed burns are only appropriate in some areas. Like, west of the Cascades it doesn't help that much. Because there's more rain undergrow...
by retired jerry
November 23rd, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

there's that bill that says the Forest Service can only charge a fee for parking at a trailhead if there are amenities - toilet, picnic table, garbage can it would be nice if this bill would authorize fees for parking if they use it for trail maintenance although I'd rather they funded that from the...
by retired jerry
November 23rd, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Outdoor Recreation Bill
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Outdoor Recreation Bill

and, they need to do more prescribed burns

I read somewhere that fire fighters are really more focused on fighting fires and aren't as much into prescribed burns
by retired jerry
November 23rd, 2021, 8:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21

it got melted out by warm rain

nice to get up that high at the end of November
by retired jerry
November 18th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?

There is a landing strip further upstream, on the other side of the river, according to maps, and you can see it. I think the field near Colorado Camp is agriculture. I've seen people farming near the Harris Homestead. A lot of fencing and irrigation stuff. It's all gone now, after the fire. That mi...
by retired jerry
November 8th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Over Half of Central Cascades Permits Go Unused
Replies: 37
Views: 3035

Re: Over Half of Central Cascades Permits Go Unused

One thing that I was skeptical of was "Wilderness rangers in the Deschutes National Forest have reported seeing indications that some wildlife have returned to popular recreation areas in the central Cascades this year. At Green Lakes, rangers reported seeing montane fox, fresh bear scat, and fresh ...
by retired jerry
November 7th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail in bad weather
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Eagle Creek Trail in bad weather

The Eagle Creek Trail is probably worse than many other trails

If it's below freezing it's even worse - slide off the trail into the canyon

There is a falling hazard listed on the field guide