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by kepPNW
October 10th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 700

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

... So as far as I can tell, absent evidence to the contrary you would be required to buy their limited entry permit AND have a NWFP. ... Trying to find the source but I believe they said if you have a permit you won't need a NWFP. Only place I've actually seen that was in the Statesman-Journal art...
by kepPNW
October 10th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 700

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

What if the whole hiking community ignores the limited entry plan in protest? They can't arrest everyone. The FS better have a plan for a lot of angry people. The problem I'm seeing is, as a share of the "whole hiking community," there are very few loonies out there. And there seem to be an awful l...
by kepPNW
October 10th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: GPS accuracy experiences
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: GPS accuracy experiences

measured distances that are about 20% longer In my experience, it's easy for two identical devices to be off up to 10% simply due to different sampling rates. In general, the more data points there are the longer the line is. Phones don't tend to record points very often, and Garmin devices (eg, th...
by kepPNW
October 10th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 54
Views: 700

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

Crowded trails in wilderness areas no longer meet the "solitude" requirement. My recollection was the "requirement" is to provide for the opportunity of solitude. There is no rational way to argue that that opportunity doesn't exist from any of the affected trailheads by any definition of the word.
by kepPNW
October 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 135
Views: 7459

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Boundary Trail was mostly clear (bits of slush in the Tomroy area) and hikable from JRO to Norway Pass yesterday.
by kepPNW
October 4th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lemei Rock & Lake Wapiki Sept 30 (!!)
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: Lemei Rock & Lake Wapiki Sept 30 (!!)

Looks like that was an awesome day up there! Loved that shot of Wapiki Lake from the ridge above, and the hoarfrost too! Just beautiful. Major bonus to find out there's another dining option in Trout Lake now, as well. :D We wandered up to Red Mountain two days later, with temps approaching 50°, and...
by kepPNW
August 23rd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: The case of missing Monon Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: The case of missing Monon Lake

I noticed that it was the same color as Warm Springs on other maps, but that doesn't explain the other two lakes east of there that do the same thing. They are fully contained in Warm Springs. I'm not seeing those, if they're in any of the example maps from this post, for some reason. Lots of oddba...
by kepPNW
August 22nd, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: The case of missing Monon Lake
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: The case of missing Monon Lake

adamschneider wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 9:38 pm
In fact, it looks like Monon Lake is getting rendered as if its shoreline were part of the border of the Warm Springs Reservation!
I think you nailed it. The lake's polygon appears to not fully cross the buffer poly created for that boundary, and the two merged.
by kepPNW
August 10th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 4280

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

I certainly bristle at the thought of trash, fire rings, user braids, etc all over the wilderness, but their application of the "solitude" provision to justify draconian access restrictions and permit fees is off the deep end and not supported by the Act itself. I wish I'd read this more closely be...
by kepPNW
August 7th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 4280

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

retired jerry wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:15 pm
The forest service employees are fine people
As are most people, in general, yes! Only takes a few royal you-know-whats, especially when put in positions to make decisions, to really foul things up. (Need I point to the example-in-chief?)