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by xrp
January 7th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 47
Views: 2206

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

that's what's a little ambiguous if there are amenities and you don't use them do you still have to pay No. Adams infers that and Fragosa confirms it. I think the language in the ruling could be interpreted to mean that if you park away from the facilities, but walk by them and don't use them, then...
by xrp
January 7th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Looking for Overnight Beginner Backpacking Trip Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Looking for Overnight Beginner Backpacking Trip Recommendations

The field guide that Jerry mentioned is an invaluable resource. There are many low elevation hikes where you can start earlier rather than later. Some that I enjoy include: 1) Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness, trail 742. Should be mostly snow free all year. 2) Siouxon Trail in SW WA. Low enough elevati...
by xrp
January 6th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 47
Views: 2206

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

There's a law that says they can charge a fee at a trailhead if it has three (or six?) amenities - toilet, table, garbage can No, there isn't. Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act has been interpreted by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as stating fees cannot be collected unless the amenities a...
by xrp
January 3rd, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 47
Views: 2206

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

What does it mean to “become fee trailheads” ?

Northwest Forest Pass required?

That’s already not applicable per two 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rulings on charging for using the outdoors.
by xrp
November 4th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 13132

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: 127
Views: 6455

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: 127
Views: 6455

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: 778

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: 745

Re: Vigilante brush justice

Take a machete and hike like Jack from Romancing the Stone https://em.wattpad.com/c25ac1f03785ca814b84aa28e370ad3a86f3807e/68747470733a2f2f33312e6d656469612e74756d626c722e636f6d2f63666462303362633862333061643035666166653938666236633233356563372f74756d626c725f696e6c696e655f6f6f617875396c4858393173397...