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by mattisnotfrench
March 18th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trailheads requiring 4x4 / high clearance vehicles?
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Trailheads requiring 4x4 / high clearance vehicles?

One thing about bad roads is that they tend to attract a lot of people who are into the challenge of driving them. The worst roads I've been on near Portland all led to places that were more crowded than you would expect. Many of them were listed above, but I'll also add Elk Lake near Detroit. The r...
by mattisnotfrench
March 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trailheads requiring 4x4 / high clearance vehicles?
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Trailheads requiring 4x4 / high clearance vehicles?

BigBear wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Badger Creek has quite a few less-traveled trails because its a long drive and not that exciting of a place to visit. It's not ugly, just doesn't warrant the 12-hour day.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Of the non-alpine wilderness areas near Portland, the Badger is by far my favorite.
by mattisnotfrench
March 18th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Wednesday, 3/20: Off the Beaten Trail at Mazamas
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Wednesday, 3/20: Off the Beaten Trail at Mazamas

It's been ages since I posted here, but I wanted to invite y'all to my event on the second edition of Off the Beaten Trail . Link: https://mazamas.org/eveningtravelprograms/ Description: Author and Mazama hike leader, Matt Reeder, has spent the past several years researching and writing his guideboo...
by mattisnotfrench
January 31st, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: State of Dickey Creek Trail - Bull of the woods #553
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: State of Dickey Creek Trail - Bull of the woods #553

There are at least 3-4 sites at Big Slide Lake but probably more. If you explore around the lake you'll probably find something to your liking.
by mattisnotfrench
January 31st, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The other eagle creek road closed
Replies: 19
Views: 4590

Re: The other eagle creek road closed

That's great news! This is one of my favorite hikes and I wish the local Forest Service would do their utmost to really bring it into the hiking network. It's a fantastic place to escape to, and I'm glad it's reopened.
by mattisnotfrench
January 31st, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at MMC
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at

Thanks John! I'm looking forward to getting this out into the world. I think a lot of people are going to like this.

There will be more talks in the near future if folks can't make this one.
by mattisnotfrench
January 25th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at MMC
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at

I've been a member here since the forum opened in 2006. Like many longtime members I don't really post much anymore - such is the evolution of forum culture, and this place is no exception. But I'm grateful that there are still so many folks active here. One of the reasons I stopped posting as much ...
by mattisnotfrench
January 25th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at MMC
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Wed, 1/31 - Matt Reeder talks new book PDX Hiking 365 at MMC

What: Mazama Evening Travel Programs: PDX Hiking 365 in NW Oregon and SW Washington Where: Mazamas Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215 When: 7PM - get there early if you want a seat, a large crowd is expected! Guidebook author and AYM hike leader Matt Reeder has spent the ...
by mattisnotfrench
October 10th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Table, Mt. Jefferson, Oct. 4-6
Replies: 3
Views: 1674

Re: The Table, Mt. Jefferson, Oct. 4-6

Awesome! This is a special place...and it's such a pain to get to it doesn't see a lot of people. There is a trail past Table Lake, it just gets a bit confusing right as it leaves the lake. The ranger district left that sign there from a fire a few years ago. I asked them about it and they said the ...
by mattisnotfrench
September 20th, 2017, 12:42 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 59857

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

Rep. Walden has already introduced a bill that would expedite restoration. I haven't read it in detail but what I read from second-hand sources is that some environmental processes would be bypassed in order to expedite salvage logging. For much of the fire area, wouldn't that require adding new ro...