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by acorn woodpecker
March 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redaction Point and Arrowhead Falls
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Redaction Point and Arrowhead Falls

Nice, Chip. It's like January 2017 when every mountain in the gorge became an alpine mountaineering route. Always wanted to at least get to the point (and beyond) in conditions like this, but have been in that area in nearly every other condition. I hauled a metal chair down to the trailhead and dis...
by acorn woodpecker
November 28th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn
Replies: 20
Views: 989

Re: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn

In reality Karl is a modern dwarf from Middle Earth in synthetic hiking attire and that is his pet chihuahua. Yeah, Chip, West Zig Zag is easy to miss since the lookout site isn't on a prominence; more like a little viewpoint. Walking that road down Enola Hill would kind of suck. It certainly did to...
by acorn woodpecker
September 19th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: East Crater crater - 9-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: East Crater crater - 9-17-2018

There was no pond in the crater two weeks ago! Must have been all that rain this past week. The "geocache" seems more like a summit register to me. I saw another OH poster had signed it before us ("Q"). Here's what the crater looked like in fall 2015. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5819/22279153800_...
by acorn woodpecker
April 27th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Mountain, 042318
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Table Mountain, 042318

BTW, the property owner Pirfil "Pete" Cam has the property listed for sale, 165 acres for $5.5M. I guess he's trying to unload it to a developer for housing but I sure wouldn't want to live so close to all those power lines. I wonder if a group like Friends of the Gorge or WTA would be able/want to...
by acorn woodpecker
April 26th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Mountain, 042318
Replies: 19
Views: 1617

Re: Table Mountain, 042318

BTW, the property owner Pirfil "Pete" Cam has the property listed for sale, 165 acres for $5.5M. I guess he's trying to unload it to a developer for housing but I sure wouldn't want to live so close to all those power lines. I wonder if a group like Friends of the Gorge or WTA would be able/want to...
by acorn woodpecker
February 22nd, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tracy Hill-Catherine Creek-Coyote Wall 02-15-18
Replies: 7
Views: 1725

Re: Tracy Hill-Catherine Creek-Coyote Wall 02-15-18

What a late winter delight! Did you actually see acorn woodpeckers and, if so, where in the oak woodlands were they between the Major Creek rim and Bathtub Spring? There have been sightings around that area over the years. Those new $2 bridge tolls smart alright. You can get a 20 ticket book for $20...
by acorn woodpecker
January 23rd, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: What gear do you wish existed?
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: What gear do you wish existed?

I'm in disbelief that nobody has mentioned an inflatable helicopter.
by acorn woodpecker
January 23rd, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Muddy Cape Falcon - 1/14/18
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Muddy Cape Falcon - 1/14/18

Nice photos. Sure is some great old growth along that trail as well as above Cape Falcon. I, too, have done that descent directly to Short Sand Beach to avoid the atrocious mud during the wet season and experienced a sketchy downclimb directly above the beach. The mud's bad enough that the bypass wa...
by acorn woodpecker
January 23rd, 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Homeless camps in Forest Park
Replies: 14
Views: 1895

Re: Homeless camps in Forest Park

Yes, no need to feed the trolls. Best to ignore them.
by acorn woodpecker
November 2nd, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. June 10/23
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Mt. June 10/23

Why thank you, glad you enjoyed it! It's been great exploring the Lane County Cascades so far, but there are many more clearcuts or recovering clearcuts around the viewpoints than in the Salmon Huckleberry. Still gorgeous and fascinating nonetheless. I always appreciate the time it takes for someon...