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by kepPNW
June 19th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

on any given nice weekend there are more hikes that i could possibly shake a stick at that will be awesome and not crowded.. how are you so...limited in your options? Agreed. Since we know exactly where everyone is going (top ten lists/social media/100 Dog mountain trip reports per day) it it's get...
by kepPNW
June 11th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 90
Views: 3925

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Born2BBrad wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:07 pm
FYI, snow report on Mt Hood as of 6/9/19. 95% snow coverage from Timberline Lodge all the way to Mississippi head and beyond.
Amazing the difference from this week last year! Appreciate that update.
by kepPNW
June 9th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Best place to view and get pics of Mt Hood
Replies: 18
Views: 382

Re: Best place to view and get pics of Mt Hood

is Mirror Lake in that area? How much of a hike from the Lodge to there? The trailhead for Mirror Lake is at Ski Bowl, in Government Camp just a bit before the turnoff to Timberline, and it's a 2-mile (500'eg) hike to the lake. Many people continue up to Tom Dick & Harry mountain (another 2-miles a...
by kepPNW
May 29th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

Had a "guard dog" in a sweater, right? ;) Sorry, that was not us. No dogs. Just 3 fellas camping... 2 of us hammock camped - loving it! We left camp just before 9am Monday. Huh, sure sounded like the same campsite, just 50 yards or so east of the outlet, up above the trail. We passed through around...
by kepPNW
May 28th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

Hey, I think we saw you guys, just as you were preparing to break camp!

Had a "guard dog" in a sweater, right? ;)
by kepPNW
May 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

So you say. Are they turning people away? Surely any reasonable person would agree that the mere existence of a permit system for Dog Mountain is sufficient to reduce demand: how many people do you think would go to Dog Mountain if they could just drive up there like anywhere else, but are not will...
by kepPNW
May 20th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

The shuttle IS a limit. There are a limited number of trips per day, in a limited size bus, with limited hours of service. I heard it directly from a Forest Service staffer who had input into the decision. Summit damage was a big consideration in limiting access, as was safety at the parking lot. S...
by kepPNW
May 19th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

I would like the Forest Service and State Parks to take more of a zero-tolerance approach to overuse, and close areas for restoration quickly with signage stating why. Good grief, I missed this earlier. Overuse? Zero-tolerance? :lol: What a damned joke! By whose standards? To what end? Get a grip, ...
by kepPNW
May 18th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Umm, there IS a limit. That was the whole point. Nope! There's a limit on parking. Anyone who takes the shuttle gets a free hiking permit . But that shuttle has only so many seats (and round-trips). Either way, it refutes the argument that it was some sort of cash-grab by the USFS. Oh, totally agre...
by kepPNW
May 18th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 78
Views: 2293

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

This seemed like as good a spot to tag on as any. Not necessarily a direct response to this, but to the notion of "overcrowding" in general... I would argue that the biggest obstacle to spreading hikers out onto more trails is not a lack of online information about less popular trails. The Field Gui...