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by C.C. Hon
February 20th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Blasting at Triple Falls
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

Re: Blasting at Triple Falls

The blasting was done in 1984 or 85. At that time, there was no bridge across Oneonta Creek. About 50-75' of new trail bench was shot into solid basalt on the slope just north and west of the present Triple Falls crossing, creating a new approach trail to the present bridge site. A native log bridge...
by C.C. Hon
February 17th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Anyone know what this machine is?
Replies: 10
Views: 4970

Re: Anyone know what this machine is?

The Merry Packer was developed in the 1950's (by a man named Merry) and, by 1960 or so, was in regular use in trail work, at least in the West. It featured a small gasoline engine. Like a bicycle, a chain on a sprocket connected the wheel with the drive shaft. It had a throttle on one handlebar and ...
by C.C. Hon
December 1st, 2008, 7:39 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Article: National forests see fewer visitors
Replies: 15
Views: 1457

Re: Article: National forests see fewer visitors

You would be well advised to not believe everything you read..........especially in the Oregonian and by certain staff writers in particular.
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 7:31 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Major slide closes road between Wahtum Lake and Lost Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Major slide closes road between Wahtum Lake and Lost Lake

Looked like an avalanche deposition to me when I was there last week.

Beyond that, towards the Lake, there are a couple of dicey spots that are drivable.
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 7:26 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Unruly hikers - What to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: Unruly hikers - What to do?

Don't be foolish enough to engage with low-life, especially in this context, unless you are an LEO with backup. Just keep moving and forget about it.
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 7:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline Trail Update? Elk Meadow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Timberline Trail Update? Elk Meadow?

Sure, you can get to Elk Meadows via the HRM trailhead, no problem. From there you can get as high as Bluegrass Ridge without too much snow. Most of the TT on the north side still has quite a bit of snow with the shaded areas having even more. I wouldn't think about any long hikes in that area until...
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: #407 West Fork Herman Creek Trail Exploration - July 6, 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2693

Re: #407 West Fork Herman Creek Trail Exploration - July 6, 2008

Towards the end of your exploration, when you ran into the Hicks saddle, I believe you were on the old Skyline trail. It predated the PCT. From the saddle, it goes east towards Tomlike.

After last year's discussion, I was hoping that someone would give it a try.
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: #407 West Fork Herman Creek Trail Exploration - July 6, 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2693

Re: #407 West Fork Herman Creek Trail Exploration - July 6, 2008

The scout camp at Wahtum was on the flat on the north side of the Lake, according to an old Scout I spoke with in the 70's. I recall some ruins still existing in the early 80's.

The existing CG on the south side on the road was built much later.
by C.C. Hon
August 11th, 2008, 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Salmon Mountain #787 Is this a lost trail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: Salmon Mountain #787 Is this a lost trail?

I walked it top-down about 10-15 years ago. It ends up at the old mill site on the flat at the confluence of the two creeks. It is crossed a number of times with logging roads built in the 60's.

I wouldn't recommend it as "fun", nor, for that matter as especially scenic.
by C.C. Hon
June 22nd, 2008, 7:34 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trailkeepers New Logo
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Trailkeepers New Logo

Picamatics, eh?

A great choice of icons. Those icons denote steel hitting dirt....the essence of trail "keeping". Better than power saws, hand held pruning shears or hiking boots.