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by kepPNW
January 8th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 40
Views: 1007

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Just a damn shame that TKO, an organization that puts advocacy first in their mission statement , has a director that publicly states that's not something he's interested in and that it won't be a focus of their efforts. Has anyone heard even a single peep from TKO over the Central Oregon debacle ?...
by kepPNW
January 8th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 40
Views: 1007

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Trailkeepers of Oregon is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and enhance the Oregon hiking experience through advocacy , stewardship, outreach and education. :roll: :( (As an aside, I really appreciate the trail/hiker advocacy work that WTA does. I really wish we had such an orga...
by kepPNW
January 4th, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 40
Views: 1007

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd670981.pdf not exhaustive by any means. YAY fees! There's a phrase used throughout that document that they don't bother defining in any way whatsoever... Re-establish Monument standard amenity fee for site or convert site to Monument Pass fee sit...
by kepPNW
December 19th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?
Replies: 15
Views: 431

Re: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?

That was known as the Timberline Cabin and it was built at Camp Blossom in 1916. It was primarily used by skiers and climbers. According to this book the cabin was "about one-half mile west of Timberline Lodge in an area near current ski runs." That makes sense because when you hike the Timberline ...
by kepPNW
December 14th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?

Waffle Stomper wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 11:48 am
It is a special find, I hope to see one one day.
Well, I saw dozens of them in that first mile above the TH yesterday. They were wary, flying away when they noticed me looking at them. (Lots of western meadowlarks singing cheerfully, too.) Good weekend to head east?
by kepPNW
December 14th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?

Waffle Stomper wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 8:16 am
Lewis's woodpecker. Great find.
Oh awesome! Thanks for the ID, Janice!

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Puttin' the pecker to good use!
by kepPNW
December 14th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Peckery thing at Crawford Oaks?

Saw a number of these yesterday, from the Crawford Oaks trailhead up to just above the Eight-Mile Creek crossing. Acted a bit woodpeckery, seeming to be going after munchables in the dead wood. Not one I'm familiar with?

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Thanks!
by kepPNW
December 11th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 107
Views: 4723

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

However, U$F$ employees have publicly stated that on this new scheme, they intend to go after scofflaws with a vengeance. Maybe just chest-thumping, who knows. One ranger I encountered near Broken Top this summer, when I asked about the dismaying enforcement nightmare ahead, said she understood the...
by kepPNW
December 4th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Unamed logging road and Three Corner Rock TH Scout
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Unamed logging road and Three Corner Rock TH Scout

That first trailhead you describe, it wasn't what's also called the Stebbins Creek TH was it?

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DNR-sanctioned obliteration

Would love to hear that's been repaired and is back in business! This is what I found, last time there...

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by kepPNW
November 28th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 864

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

Hey Karl, rather than apologizing to the "group," you might consider apologizing directly to the person whose head you snapped off for no reason. Considered him/her to be part of the group. (You don't?) It's the advice I'm so bothered by, not any given person, and I have heard it so often lately th...