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by Lurch
December 11th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18

Pro-tip, if you're in those kind of conditions where you bottle is freezing up, pack it upside down. The ice will form on the top, so when you flip it to drink you don't have to battle the crust to get to the liquidy goodness.. And if you've got a hydration pack instead, (and you're good about clean...
by Lurch
December 7th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

The maps of the Basin Road are technically more correct than people realize. Multnomah Basin Road climbs uphill from Multnomah Creek, crosses the Larch Mountain Trail and then turns left and continues uphill. At the top of this hill the current road takes a sharp right. At this point the road today...
by Lurch
December 5th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

That seems even worse from most! It has the road ending out near Cougar Rock... The wilderness boundary on that map mostly follows the existing road in the basin..
by Lurch
December 4th, 2018, 10:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

It appears the heaviest damage -- excessive damage -- was done at entrance points to the Plateau in a deliberate effort to keep people out. [...] What troubles me is the loss of public access to public lands that were not being abused. I've found tons of trash on Horsetail/Angel's Rest/Wahkeena, bu...
by Lurch
December 4th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

I don't know about this case. I just object to decommissioning unoffical "trails" to keep hikers from using I can see taking actions to prevent motorcycles or off road vehicles If they made a firebreak for this fire, maybe they should just leave it in place and let hikers use it. It'll be useful th...
by Lurch
December 4th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

While I may not like what they did here, I think it's important to have a bit of context. And also clarify that from everything I've seen and heard, there's a 25' limitation to the listed trails for the opening, which would put BV Plateau still in a restricted area IMO. These were definitely fire li...
by Lurch
December 3rd, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Devils Rest from Wahkeena Falls TH
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Devils Rest from Wahkeena Falls TH

My understanding is the public postings limit the open areas to 25' of the defined trails. Foxgloves aren't official trails, nor on the list, so they would still be under a restriction, as would BV Plateau
by Lurch
November 26th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Need to Find a Benchmark in the Woods

Why do you need to find a BM? As people have pointed out there's plenty out there, especially if you count PLCC's as well. Are we doing your surveying homework for you? ;)
by Lurch
November 26th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018

Lots of standing dead trees that will be crashing down for years to come. How long will it take for the fire killed dead trees to start falling? They've started falling already, some are quite severely damaged.. The obvious charred sticks are just a fraction of the total, many don't know they're de...
by Lurch
November 25th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Angels Rest to Multonomah Falls Hike
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Angels Rest to Multonomah Falls Hike

It would be 415 > 420 > 420c... You could do 419 if you wanted but not necessary