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by oldandslow
April 1st, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Seeking: Volcano Viewpoints
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: Seeking: Volcano Viewpoints

Suggestions based on my experience taking photos over a long period of time: Shasta--Second floor balcony of the Best Western motel in the town of Mt. Shasta Three Sisters--View point on the highway between Bend and Sisters. This really is a primo view of all three mountains. Jefferson--Excellent vi...
by oldandslow
March 28th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: The secrets of Forest Park
Replies: 16
Views: 4385

Re: The secrets of Forest Park

I would guess that those roads and firelanes date back to the aftermath of the 1951 forest fire in Forest Park. A friend of mine who went to Vanport College had a summer job with the Portland Fire Department. He told me that there were no roads in Forest Park at the time which hampered fire fighting...
by oldandslow
November 24th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Arnaud from France
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Arnaud from France

A few suggestions on your Central Oregon Hiking trip. Comments about snow on the ground and possible adverse weather are quite correct. As an alternative to trying an early season hike on Mt. Jefferson, you might hike up Bachelor Mountain which is on the opposite side of the North Santiam Canyon. It...
by oldandslow
September 26th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 14067

Re: 2019 Snow Level

One of my favorite weather resources is Cliff Mass, a professor at the University of Washington. He has a discussion of weekend weather on his blog--very cold but no snow in Western Washington. It is worth a look if you are thinking of going out.
by oldandslow
September 6th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip

If you decide to go to the Lakes Basin, you should consider hiking up Hurricane Creek. It is more challenging than the Lostine approach. When I hiked up there many years ago, one of my companions who had played football at the University of Oregon said that the last part of the hike reminded him of ...
by oldandslow
August 8th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: First Time in Oregon - Which Hike Should I Choose?

Zig Zag Canyon is a great destination. If you go, you should take some time to look inside Timberline Lodge--wonderful building. I hope you have in mind that bad weather is possible and neither of your hikes would be pleasant in bad weather. I'm too old to hike in bad weather so I will leave it to s...
by oldandslow
August 7th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Old Ramona Falls shelter and former river bridge?

In 1967 I took my daughter and my oldest son on their first backpacking outing. We went to Ramona falls. The road went further than it does now and the loop hike was about 1.5 miles one way and about 2 miles the other way. There was a substantial bridge. The shelter was by the falls. It was a three ...
by oldandslow
August 5th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Website Review / Inviting Feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: Website Review / Inviting Feedback

Many outstanding photos but will anyone buy them for display? I suggest that you consider usable photo products like note cards, calendars and screen savers. A friend of ours who does sort of arty photography gives his wife's friends packets of note cards for Christmas. Even in this day of electroni...
by oldandslow
July 18th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 10437

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

As I read the notice of decision. the fixing of fees is a second and separate proceeding. It appears that the first step is for the local forest officials to convince the Secretary of Agriculture that they should be allowed to charge a 'stewardship fee" under FLREA. Does the Secretary have authority...
by oldandslow
July 5th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Wild rhododendrons?
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Wild rhododendrons?

There are a lot of rhododendrons in the general area of Salt Creek Falls. The plants along the road get more sun than the ones in the woods so they bloom more profusely. I have a pacific rhododendron in my back yard which was planted before I moved in which was more than 40 years ago. It is in dense...