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by Water
June 11th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area

CHAPTER 87—FEDERAL LANDS RECREATION ENHANCEMENT https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/chapter87&edition=prelim (d) Limitations on recreation fees (1) Prohibition on fees for certain activities or services The Secretary shall not charge any standard amenity recreation fee or expan...
by Water
May 19th, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: snow is melting on Mt Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: snow is melting on Mt Hood

I was on Adams last week and had scoped pictures of it.. In a decade+ of spring visits this is most peculiar. Down low 4000 to 8000ft is what you'd expect for this time of year, maybe a bit more really. But up higher the melt was much further along. Lunch counter has ample melted areas. The south fa...
by Water
May 19th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lewis River area updates
Replies: 32
Views: 984

Re: Lewis River Recreation Area Reservation System Announced

It would appear that is the case. Looking on rec . gov you can see each of the individual parking lots listed. What a joke. How does rec.gov determine their fees for doing the same crap over and over and over again. Why is a parking pass $2, a reservation for MSHI group $6, and cost for a day hiking...
by Water
April 13th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Red Mountain
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Red Mountain

nice pics, have wondered about winter/snowy ventures up there. Wish there was a little more soft/flat grand up there for tenting but it's slim pickings for overnight unless you slept on the cat-walk. this was supposed to become a rental lookout. 2010 people restored it after wind storm damaged it in...
by Water
March 4th, 2021, 5:48 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

This was a conjecture offered as a possible explanation for policy change on MSH access. You'd think land managers would be relatively transparent with public access management decisions, given a FOIA request could get it anyways. But that's moot, the FS says: To better provide the public with oppor...
by Water
March 4th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

One impact does not make the other okay clearly, it's the total disproportionality and method of addressing it that renders it a moot point. Like trying to stop oil leaks on driveways from washing into sewers is a good thing, even if there's large oil spills that happen around the country. But imagi...
by Water
March 1st, 2021, 10:51 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Kids blue hat - Lower Deschutes Recreation Area
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Kids blue hat - Lower Deschutes Recreation Area

This hat, within a mile of the parking lot, on the railroad grade.

Thanks in advance
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by Water
February 26th, 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

Legitimate concern about people on foot disturbing wildlife during snow coverage is absolutely obliterated into a moot point when you consider the area that snowmobiles access on the south side of the mountain and plains of Abraham.
by Water
February 2nd, 2021, 11:06 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds
Replies: 61
Views: 4144

Re: Public Lands Getting HAMMERED by Crowds

i don't get what the big deal is about this gymnastics thing and a kid on his nintendo.. were they blocking you or making fun of you? And this was AFTER you apparently got in a good head space having alone time in the wilderness? It sounds like you have an attitude problem honestly. I get the concer...
by Water
December 9th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best non-technical 6,000'+ peaks for winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 2189

Re: Best non-technical 6,000'+ peaks for winter?

Yes, that's the road. So enticing at that point... From when you first posted this and I saw that picture I've felt a challenge! :D Do you think the width of your vehicle contributed to most of the pucker or did the road really get terrible shape? Or it's the loose rock on a perpendicular incline t...