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by Markh752
September 9th, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 55916

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

A coworker is 30 miles from the Irma "track".
She's wondering if she will have home two days from now.
Sorry that all of you will miss those Gorge views.
by Markh752
September 2nd, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 55916

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

The FB group Cowlitz County News is reporting this as breaking news. You might want to join there group if you want to know about this new fire! :lol:
by Markh752
June 24th, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: How to pay fee at Johnston Ridge Observatory BEFORE 10am?
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

Re: How to pay fee at Johnston Ridge Observatory BEFORE 10am

Johnston Ridge is a fee "area". The NWFP and the Interagency Passes do provide some advantages. But since it is a fee "area", you are required to provide a pass or pay a fee. I asked a similar question as the OP at the "Help Desk" at Johnston Ridge. The response was to pay the fee at the visitors ce...
by Markh752
April 14th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: missing woman April 4, Eagle Creek, anyone see her?
Replies: 21
Views: 2750

Re: missing woman April 4, Eagle Creek, anyone see her?

Webfoot wrote:Sad to read of a terminal outcome. :(
^^^THIS!!!
by Markh752
March 24th, 2016, 7:59 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5277

Re: What in the hay now?

Not sure I follow you. That pic was taken at the bottom of Devil's Backbone, where the "trail" used to be. Now a slightly tricky scramble is required to get around it. The other picture of the user chutes was also taken from the trail near the top of Ponytail Falls. :idea: Maybe there was some conf...
by Markh752
March 24th, 2016, 12:19 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5277

Re: What in the hay now?

Once free, trying to put the genie back in the bottle only amplifies interest by some of the ones you'd most like to stay away. I agree. There are a lot of hikes that I didn't know about until the last few months. But all of the complaining (on this site) about how they shouldn't be talked about ha...
by Markh752
March 24th, 2016, 12:11 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: What in the hay now?
Replies: 84
Views: 5277

Re: What in the hay now?

I don't feel like the internet is crawling with people who are looking for a hint of new destinations hidden in the gorge... I suspect you're wrong about this. Again, see the #munrapoint hashtag. The internet is definitely contributing to the popularity of these previously little used areas. Frankl...
by Markh752
March 23rd, 2016, 8:31 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Rainier - No Wilderness Camping Reservations in 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1350

Rainier - No Wilderness Camping Reservations in 2016

There will not be any reservations for back country camps. Everything will be first come, first served.

http://www.nps.gov/mora/learn/news/2016 ... amping.htm
by Markh752
March 22nd, 2016, 12:39 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Backpack Trail Suggestions w/ 12 year old?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Backpack Trail Suggestions w/ 12 year old?

I wanted to throw this out there for the parents of young children. I have often come across parents that have seen my kids hiking/backpacking that have said... I should take my kids hiking/backpacking. YES! Yes you should. My kids started day hiking at 5 & 6. They started backpacking at at 7 & 8. M...
by Markh752
March 21st, 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Backpack Trail Suggestions w/ 12 year old?
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Backpack Trail Suggestions w/ 12 year old?

I took my boys to the Goat Rocks from the Snowgrass trail head for a few nights when they were 8 and 9. We found a spot to set up a base camp and day hiked from there. I found that a base camp about 5 miles from the trail head with day hikes was a good way for my kids to start out. They didn't spend...