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by xrp
November 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 149
Views: 9291

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Mt Hood from Top Spur to McNeil Point junction: Pleasant hike all of the way. One would definitely want spikes by the McNeil Point junction. We overnighted just short of the junction. It was colder at the Top Spur trailhead both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Going beyond McNeil Point on Tim...
by xrp
October 9th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 70
Views: 2650

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Is this the same act that requires the 3 or 6 amenities at a site before they can charge a fee (restroom, garbage, picnic table)? Like the NWFP? Then if you park at a place that doesn't have the amenities they can't charge? I assume with the number of trailheads identified with this proposal, many ...
by xrp
October 8th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 70
Views: 2650

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

A related article: https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2019/10/new-hiking-backpacking-fees-unveiled-for-central-oregon-wilderness-areas.html It would be interesting to see how this would stand up in court in light of the Fragosa et al and Adams cases. To my knowledge, permit areas like the Enchantment...
by xrp
August 22nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics

Chip Down wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Interesting that the feds find money for this, but keep ignoring my pleas that they relocate all the Columbia Gorge ticks to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Hunters would have done it at $0 cost to taxpayer funds.
by xrp
July 20th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vigilante brush justice
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Vigilante brush justice

Take a machete and hike like Jack from Romancing the Stone https://em.wattpad.com/c25ac1f03785ca814b84aa28e370ad3a86f3807e/68747470733a2f2f33312e6d656469612e74756d626c722e636f6d2f63666462303362633862333061643035666166653938666236633233356563372f74756d626c725f696e6c696e655f6f6f617875396c4858393173397...
by xrp
July 1st, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail: 6/28/19-6/29/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1649

Re: Timberline Trail: 6/28/19-6/29/19

I'm glad you got to finish your trip! That "20% chance of isolated showers" (thunderstorms actually) seemed to isolate right on top of me and my 2 companions on the south side of Lookout Mountain. We were attempting High Prairie TH -> Badger Lake (by going east -> south -> west) Saturday and then Ba...
by xrp
June 27th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1619

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

How were the mosquitoes during your trip? I've never camped at Elk Meadows, can they get really bad there? Hoping to sneak in a trip this weekend before the July swarms come in. Also, thank you for posting, grrr careless people are infuriating! Practically no mosquitoes last weekend. For me, from T...
by xrp
June 25th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1619

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

So, if you camped at Elk Meadows Saturday night in the first large spot on the meadow when you come around counter clockwise - you're welcome for handling that for you. And be responsible next time. My backpacking companion and I passed by them around 6pm Saturday night. I don’t remember a fire at ...
by xrp
June 23rd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamanawas Falls TH to Elk Meadows
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Tamanawas Falls TH to Elk Meadows

Short and sweet - did this overnight last night.

Pleasant weather
Practically no mosquitos at all. Maybe one or two.