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by kepPNW
October 24th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Abandoned roads
Replies: 14
Views: 10967

Re: Abandoned roads

The residents of a ranch further up ended up buying the road from the department so as to keep the rednecks out and not lose access to their house. The short section of presumably still-driveable road beyond the gate is now officially private property and the owners, understandably, are not friendl...
by kepPNW
June 13th, 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New road interrupts trail
Replies: 14
Views: 6985

Re: New road interrupts trail

AlpenGlowHiker wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 4:53 am
Has anyone been up there after Spring 2019? Curious about conditions as I've been eyeing that approach to Three Corner Rock.
I'd be curious, as well!
by kepPNW
October 13th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Saint Helens in snow
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Mount Saint Helens in snow

Winter route looked pretty gnarly yesterday, with gaping "crevasses" in the Swift remnants. In the morning, following two or three days of rain and snow, postholing through the boulders on Monitor Ridge presented a real risk. Fresh snow down to 6000', ice up high, both in non-remarkable quantity. By...
by kepPNW
September 22nd, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trapper Creek fire
Replies: 63
Views: 13326

Re: Trapper Creek fire

Fwiw...

Resources to be pulled from Big Hollow Fire as season shifts, fire activity diminishes
https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/sep ... iminishes/
by kepPNW
September 17th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?

Well now I just feel dumb. I tried calling the forest service and couldn't get a live person, but didn't think to call JRO itself. :oops: Anyway, I just did, and they said no problem! Awesome! :) JRO never opened this year. That was just the monument staff folks in Amboy. Number on GPNF home page ....
by kepPNW
September 17th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

Re: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?

I know people who've parked there overnight, even sleeping in their vehicles, without being hassled.

I don't know whether it's "allowed" though. Almost surely?

Call 'em... 360-449-7800 (And report back?)
by kepPNW
September 16th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 12858

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

By whose definition of healthy, though? An excellent question. It would have to end up being a values judgement, right? Not exactly perfect moral relativism, but somewhere closer to that end of the spectrum than we may be comfortable admitting. Seems like it, yep. Odds are the Earth might have diff...
by kepPNW
September 16th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: I've been here awhile
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: I've been here awhile

Sadly, new fire to the north, but at least the wind is pushing away from Goat Rocks. For now.

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https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7198/
by kepPNW
September 16th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 12858

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

It's natural to have fires. The trees burn, but then the forest recovers. The forest is more healthy for it. By whose definition of healthy, though? As I understand it, the "natural design" (if you will) of the forests around here is anticipatory of fires, sure. Have you hiked the Badger Creek trai...
by kepPNW
September 16th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trapper Creek fire
Replies: 63
Views: 13326

Re: Trapper Creek fire

drm wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 8:18 am
I just did a search on "western oregon fire cycles scholarly articles" and came up with Fire and Vegetation History from the Coastal Rain Forest of the Western Oregon Coast Range.
Thanks, Dean! Very interesting.