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by Water
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

management plan for fees eh? and they didn't have it in October... and there's 3 weeks of December left...and we still haven't seen it, or even publicly communicated it will be presented, except in limited dialogues. Sorry Matt Peterson, but this fee press release seems extremely disorganized, poorl...
by Water
November 28th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests
Replies: 26
Views: 554

Re: Off Trail Hiking Policy in National Forests

actually haven't had tech fail me when I needed it. GPS or phone. Except I have also made choices before I ever set out that I am not going to have to 'navigate' for miles and miles in some kind of horrific conditions. You can bring up what-ifs and indeed the weather can change, but for 99% of my da...
by Water
November 25th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Introducing Myself

Welcome to the site and area. The PNW is a gem of a place in the world, truly. Good luck on the job hunt, that's no treat but the outdoors provide a good respite from that...and also once you get a job too. What's the story on that hanging fence? Clearly small animals can go around it but does that ...
by Water
November 25th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

The last meeting in Eugene the public was told that the commenting period would be extended. There was also indication that additional information would be provided. I reached out to Willamette and Deschutes National Forests and I got this back from Deschutes: Hello, that is true. There was a delay ...
by Water
November 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Hiking Health & Safety
Topic: tick removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1668

Re: tick removal

since everyone wants to know about 'my rash' :lol: jk.. Compared to the tick bite I got at catherine creek in March of 2017 on my hip the july 2019 bite I got in the siskiyous is already better and seems gone. wooo! I was worried about it being agitated for years like previous bites I got. Maybe the...
by Water
October 28th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost - 7"-9" Knife on McNeil Point, Mt Hood
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Lost - 7"-9" Knife on McNeil Point, Mt Hood

i feel you on this one...knife from a father, just not the same to go out and buy a new one.
weather looks clear, good chance you'd find it if you headed back anytime in the next few days..

best of luck.
by Water
October 26th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Jefferson Park via Brietenbrush Lake/PCT
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Jefferson Park via Brietenbrush Lake/PCT

Well the PCT thru hiker was rescued from that TH a week ago due to being lost in snow in that area.

It's probably melted some but I'd prolly say it's done if you're hoping for the traditional experience into Jeff Park by that way.
by Water
October 22nd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 78
Views: 3339

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

I'll get some bullet points here. In contact with the Western Slope No Fee coalition, they say: ..the act of designating hiking in a Wilderness as a "Specialized" use. That has not yet been adjudicated but it is ripe for it.. From the text Kathy kindly linked to that was congressional discussion the...
by Water
October 21st, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Forest Service Gorge Trails Management Plan Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Carson, WA
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: Forest Service Gorge Trails Management Plan Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Carson, WA

Still haven't heard anything back from Hood River district. I sent my 'warning to pay $5' back with a copy of FLREA and Adams vs USFS highlighting the key portions. I suppose I should call and ask about ticket# and be coy, don't ask if they got anything etc. Should have ponied to have sent registere...
by Water
October 21st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: HB 3458: Update to FLREA?
Replies: 1
Views: 202

HB 3458: Update to FLREA?

Came across this in my searching. Was in committee last month. "bipartisan" bill. I don't have the time or scope to fully dive in but it looked like it clarified the use of special permits. By my first pass it specifies 'special area' (which I've seen in BLM materials to basically have a pretty expa...