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by greglief
February 20th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Historic Highway closure 2/23-28
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Historic Highway closure 2/23-28

ODOT has announced that the Historic Columbia River Highway will be closed between February 23-28 for rockfall work near the Oneonta Tunnel. Specifically: At 4 pm Sunday, February 23 the Historic Highway will be closed around-the-clock to all users between Multnomah Falls and Interstate 84 exit 35 (...
by greglief
June 14th, 2018, 2:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista ridge trail 06/06/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Vista ridge trail 06/06/2018

Thank you very much for the trail report. It sounds pretty messy! Has the avalanche lily explosion begun?
by greglief
June 13th, 2018, 1:26 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: flower ID apps
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: flower ID apps

The ones by Steve Sullivan (which are basically self-contained state- or region-specific versions of his wildflowersearch.com site) are helpful, and I have them on my phone. However, I also have, and rely upon, the two apps that you mentioned. I purchased these before the abovementioned free apps be...
by greglief
April 27th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wildflowers at The Dalles
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Wildflowers at The Dalles

... I was surprised by the comment that it isn't good this year. This is my first trip to Sevenmile Hill, but I think this was much better than what I've seen at Dog Mtn., Catherine Creek and other popular wildflower hikes in past years, although mostly limited to balsamroot. First, I am glad that ...
by greglief
April 27th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wildflowers at The Dalles
Replies: 9
Views: 2045

Re: Wildflowers at The Dalles

Some friends and I plan to do some hiking at Sevenmile Hill in about 12 days; hopefully the balsamroot and other flowers won't be too far past prime... Unfortunately I think that you will have missed the best of the balsamroot bloom. The next several days will be fairly mild in the eastern Gorge, b...
by greglief
September 21st, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Creek Fire Damage Photos (9/20/2017)
Replies: 59
Views: 15556

Re: Eagle Creek Fire Damage Photos (9/20/2017)

Thank you very much for the photos and descriptions.

While there are a few bits of optimism to be gleaned from these, the overall effect is as heartbreaking as I feared it would be. (Munra Point, Ruckel Ridge... :cry:)
by greglief
July 17th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Eagle - Imnaha Loop Attempted - July 3rd - 5th 2017 -
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: East Eagle - Imnaha Loop Attempted - July 3rd - 5th 2017

Thank you for the report and photos. The photo from Horton Pass looking down upon the snow-covered Lakes Basin is particularly striking (at least to me). :)
by greglief
June 3rd, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: A brief lesson in how NOT to park at the Dog Mtn trailhead
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

Re: A brief lesson in how NOT to park at the Dog Mtn trailhe

This'll be the same person who lays out a picnic lunch... across the trail. HA HA HA! Speaking of the trail, while descending the initial switchbacks I encountered something unexpected and disgusting... a fresh dog turd. Much as I bemoan the little plastic dog turd bags, those are preferable to thi...
by greglief
June 3rd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: A brief lesson in how NOT to park at the Dog Mtn trailhead
Replies: 11
Views: 3718

A brief lesson in how NOT to park at the Dog Mtn trailhead

Witnessed Friday 6/2 at 6:00 am. There were still DOZENS of empty spots, yet this driver chose to park in one of the driving lanes. Both the Skamania County Sheriff and I were completely mystified by this person's intent. If they were trying to make a statement about the parking situation, it probab...
by greglief
June 30th, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Muddy Fork Loop 06-25-16
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Muddy Fork Loop 06-25-16

Thank you very much for this report, especially the wildflower section!