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by mandrake
February 11th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance
Replies: 36
Views: 1836

Re: Rescued hiker on Mt. Defiance

There may well have been a trail through that area long ago. I've actually run across trail tread between Cabin Creek Ridge & Starvation Ridge. Obvious in some places, not so much in others. Possibly a trail was there once, but it likely didn't follow the nice curving line as shown on USGS maps. Try...
by mandrake
February 2nd, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Swale Canyon Lyme Disease warning
Replies: 29
Views: 2734

Re: Swale Canyon Lyme Disease warning

FYI: A tick generally needs to be attached for 24hrs+ for Lyme disease transmission. Per the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted. That said, ticks can carry othe...
by mandrake
September 18th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Uber / Lyft North Oregon Coast?
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Re: Uber / Lyft North Oregon Coast?

Not sure about Uber/Lyft, but you might also check out local bus service in the area as an alternate. Catch the morning bus out and hike back to your car. I did something similar a couple years back when backpacking the coastal trail through Samuel Boardman State Park down in southern OR. The Coasta...
by mandrake
April 17th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Wauneka Gap Tree
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Wauneka Gap Tree

Hopefully it expired of natural causes. It's been there a long time.

Memorial tree photo from 2004:
by mandrake
April 17th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Wauneka Gap Tree
Replies: 11
Views: 1715

Re: Wauneka Gap Tree

A woman participating in a NW Wilderness meetup hike took a fall up there last December.

http://katu.com/news/local/woman-66-fal ... iver-gorge
by mandrake
April 17th, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Vision Quest Pits off Wyeth, Apr 15, 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2393

Re: Vision Quest Pits off Wyeth, Apr 15, 2017

The top of the rockfield near the pits is probably the single best viewpoint on Wyeth. I've visited it a couple of times - once coming up from Shellrock (very brushy) and another time via Lindsey Ridge.
by mandrake
March 29th, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

I kinda doubt a lot of folks leaving ropes behind give much thought to questions such as nylon vs. polyester. "What's cheap?" is likely a dominating factor while shopping at the local hardware store. I've seen at least one "rope" left behind in the Gorge that was pretty much glorified shoelace mater...
by mandrake
March 23rd, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Munra Point fixed ropes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2849

Re: Munra Point fixed ropes?

Another point of discussion - fixed anchors (generally rock climbing bolts) have been a point of contention USFS wilderness areas. Munra point is not in a wilderness area. Actually Munra Point is indeed inside the Mark Hatfield wilderness. The boundary was expanded in 2009. Munra.jpg http://www.wil...
by mandrake
March 21st, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Warning! NF-45 Unsafe for travel 03/19/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

Re: Warning! NF-45 Unsafe for travel 03/19/2017

Memaloose Rd has been closed since 2015 per the big fire down the Clackamas area. Suspect OP means another road.