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by xrp
September 1st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: If you’re in Lincoln City and want a MH Ghost Whisperer
Replies: 0
Views: 209

If you’re in Lincoln City and want a MH Ghost Whisperer

7oz or so UL down jacket, they are for sale at the Columbia Outlet Store at Tanger Outlets. $90 Plenty in stock. Colors I saw were the yellow, blue, gray and red/orange colors. All sizes S to XL. There may have been an XXL or three. Note: I’d bought one 2 months ago for $90, so they appear to be kee...
by xrp
August 25th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New Northwest Forest Passes
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: New Northwest Forest Passes

The Mount Lemmon HIRA is a 26 mile section of road. There was one spot where they had amenitities. They were charging for the entire 26 mile section. What's unambiguous is they can't charge for the entire 26 mile section. Correct! They can’t charge for any of the 26 mile section. They can only char...
by xrp
August 25th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New Northwest Forest Passes
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: New Northwest Forest Passes

"If you just park, hike, use undeveloped sites and don’t use the garbage can, port-a-potty/vault toilet, picnic bench, etc — they cannot require the NWFP." That's what I disagree with - if you park in the designated area with the amenities they can charge even if you don't use the amenities. If you...
by xrp
August 25th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: New Northwest Forest Passes
Replies: 29
Views: 703

Re: New Northwest Forest Passes

Fragosa et al vs USFS ruling states that USFS can charge for amenities’ use. They cannot charge for amenities’ presense [at trailheads].

If you just park, hike, use undeveloped sites and don’t use the garbage can, port-a-potty/vault toilet, picnic bench, etc — they cannot require the NWFP.
by xrp
August 24th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness

The fire no longer shows on WSU's map.
by xrp
August 23rd, 2018, 4:50 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline trail / Hood to Coast this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Timberline trail / Hood to Coast this weekend

Parking should be fine, but perhaps not as close to the lodge as a normal Friday morning, but the vans move in and out quickly. Runners won't be on the trails, but will be heading down the road, which will likely slow your approach. Unless you get there before the first wave starts at 5 am... What ...
by xrp
August 23rd, 2018, 4:46 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness

http://lar.wsu.edu/airpact/gmap/ap5/ap5smoke.html shows a 15+ acre fire in Indian Heaven Wilderness, near the PCT/Junction Lake area.
by xrp
August 20th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Bike Park under construction
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Timberline Bike Park under construction

I noticed that too. I camped out with a friend at Paradise Park Saturday night and exited to Timberline Lodge Sunday morning. For the first time, I took the lower, non-PCT trail to Timberline Lodge and noticed that as well. We also saw 3 bikers using part of the trail already. Maybe Timberline Lodge...
by xrp
August 12th, 2018, 5:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 8/10-8/11 Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park and back (Lots of purple!)
Replies: 0
Views: 463

8/10-8/11 Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park and back (Lots of purple!)

I hiked from TL to PP to watch the Perseids Friday evening. I don't take and upload pictures, but wanted to give the following reports: Bugs: Really only irritating after crossing ZigZag River going west. In fact, they only seemed to be bad around the huge tree fall mess that has been cleared. Flies...
by xrp
August 2nd, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Diamond Peak Wilderness (east)
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Diamond Peak Wilderness (east)

I just hiked the east side of Diamond Peak Wilderness yesterday and today. This includes going over the PCT (southbound) on Diamond Peak. Mosquitoes were moderate in the afternoon between 5,500 and 6,500 feet. Give or take a couple of hundred feet. Other than that, I was practically ignored. Suppose...