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by Waffle Stomper
August 7th, 2022, 10:45 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: USFS oppression marches on with proposed high-Hood permit
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: USFS oppression marches on with proposed high-Hood permit

It seems to me that, as we come out of the time of Covid, people are returning to the old standbys. Before Covid I think a lot of people were seeking out the more obscure places because of crowding at the popular ones. But now, everyone seems to be thinking, "I haven't been to Mt. Hood/The Gorge in...
by Waffle Stomper
July 28th, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point July 22, 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: McNeil Point July 22, 2022

adamschneider wrote:
July 25th, 2022, 4:04 pm
Waffle Stomper wrote:
July 25th, 2022, 2:21 pm
Any flowers at Bald Mountain?
Yes.
Hope I can make before they all wilt.
by Waffle Stomper
July 28th, 2022, 5:54 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Ahhh this brings back memories of the summers of my youth when the still of some early mornings were broken by the roar of a low flying helicopter saturating our yards with what I assume was DDT to control the mosquitoes. I remember my mother jumping out of bed telling my dad and I to get up and qui...
by Waffle Stomper
July 28th, 2022, 4:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paradise Park from Timberline July 27, 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Paradise Park from Timberline July 27, 2022

As I was nearly back to the lodge I passed a couple of rangers and overheard some people asking them something to the effect of, "Did the Timberline folks or the USFS plant the flowers in the meadow?" Did you hear the response? I'd love to hear the official USFS answer :lol: I believe a portion of ...
by Waffle Stomper
July 25th, 2022, 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point July 22, 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: McNeil Point July 22, 2022

Any flowers at Bald Mountain?
by Waffle Stomper
July 14th, 2022, 10:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona is at its finest
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Ramona is at its finest

Interesting, I was well before that. Not sure why "not having a bridge" would be the response to that tragedy. Other than of course - I'm sure the bridge was destroyed as well. Anyway, just got back from there. We forded the river on the way in, as there was a line of people inching their way acros...
by Waffle Stomper
July 3rd, 2022, 12:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

Re: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area

Today I had a encounter at Trillium Lake and now I see the same thing at Frog Lake. Where will it stop? Can the Forest service continue extending concessionaire to other sites? That's been the case at both locations for a few years. You just didn't get caught. :( It's only when it's off season when...
by Waffle Stomper
June 30th, 2022, 10:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 18
Views: 2453

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

A short note on enforcement....I was in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and went past a campsite that was within 20 feet of a waterway, with a fire burning and a dog tied to a rock...no person in sight...passed a ranger and said "great, now you can ticket these idiots" ...he said, "We don't ticket anymore...
by Waffle Stomper
June 30th, 2022, 10:48 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Transit to Timberline, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Transit to Timberline, etc.

I can't vouch for the service but check this out.
https://www.mthoodexpress.com/
by Waffle Stomper
June 26th, 2022, 3:17 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Favorite area with easyish hikes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Favorite area with easyish hikes?

Easy hikes: I'm thinking most every national park. Sure, there are some long hikes in national parks and some moderate hikes, but there are always A-level hikes and lunch hour strolls available for families with children. Except many National Parks and National Monuments are not dog friendly. Check...