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by kepPNW
December 11th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 92
Views: 3491

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: 341

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: 564

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...
by kepPNW
November 28th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 564

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

I agree with kepPNW's position, but not the aggressive, quarrelsome tone. :( Yeah, over-the-top... apologies to the group. Just heard this tripe too many times, over the last few years, and it really needs to be expunged from the outdoor community. There comes a time when the Old Guard needs to adm...
by kepPNW
November 28th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 564

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

Cell phones ARE maps/compasses. (But bring an extra battery.) Sure. Until you drop it and it breaks, or it gets wet and it doesn't work, or it gets too cold and it doesn't work, or you pre-loaded the maps for the area you meant to be in, but not for where you actually wandered off to, or any one of...
by kepPNW
November 26th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 92
Views: 3491

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

We just sent out the press release, extending the comment period to January 10, 2020. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD681402 Thanks, Matt. I noted the PR doesn't give a cut-off time on Jan 10. Presumably written comments would need to be dropped off at your offices b...
by kepPNW
November 19th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Eagle Creek Trail

No, I meant the 424 trail. My understanding was it was pretty obliterated lower down, but it's extremely desirable, everyone wants to go to Triple Falls, etc, so presumably they will turn to it once Eagle Creek is done, even though there are other trails that could be fixed more permanently first. ...
by kepPNW
November 13th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 143
Views: 20158

Re: Happy Birthday!

by kepPNW
November 13th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for the Field Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Photos needed for the Field Guide

Found another, though I doubt it's still there...

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Tanner Butte-Eagle Tanner Trail Junction
by kepPNW
November 11th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for the Field Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Photos needed for the Field Guide

Here's a couple...
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South Breitenbush Trailhead
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South Breitenbush Trailhead