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by johnspeth
April 3rd, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: U.S. Forest Service postpones initial release of Central Cascades Wilderness permits
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: U.S. Forest Service postpones initial release of Central Cascades Wilderness permits

xrp wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 7:03 pm
Uhm, just go w/o a permit.
It's a viable long term plan too :)
by johnspeth
March 23rd, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 134
Views: 4061

Re: Covid-19

On Sun Mar 22, the Tilly Jane A-frame was locked but the Guard Station cabin was occupied. I'd call that inconsistent implementation.

I saw three people all day but expected more. I could hear several more in the distance (quiet windless day).
by johnspeth
March 21st, 2020, 2:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 134
Views: 4061

Re: Covid-19

Maybe the USFS will follow suit by waiving NWFP enforcement, or better yet the oft-maligned new user fees down in the Jefferson/Sisters area. That's my hope too but I have noticed that from year to year since the permit was required, enforcement has happened at the most popular trails and only on b...
by johnspeth
March 9th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Seasonal Forestry/Recreation work for reforming office worker
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Seasonal Forestry/Recreation work for reforming office worker

So I’m not advocating lying, but I would advise you to stretch the truth in your application as far as you are comfortable with and highlight whatever skills you do have and figure out how they translate to your new career path. On the applications you literally have to copy/paste their terminology...
by johnspeth
March 9th, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Skamania Mountain via Duncan Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Skamania Mountain via Duncan Creek

Why would a sign advising calling an Oregon authority exist in Washington? Would OSP really respond to a call in another state? I shall answer my own question: The sign location appears to be at an OSP radio site, designated F73701. There are a number of OSP radio sites that exist just beyond the O...
by johnspeth
March 9th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Skamania Mountain via Duncan Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Skamania Mountain via Duncan Creek

Why would a sign advising calling an Oregon authority exist in Washington? Would OSP really respond to a call in another state?
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Call OSP
by johnspeth
February 28th, 2020, 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020

I hiked the originally described route by Mountainkat yesterday. The views are endless. There is very little technical competence needed until you get in the bowl below Coldwater Peak. Care should be taken to be snow safe there. I found no avalanche risk when I was there. My guess is a very warm sun...
by johnspeth
February 26th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020

mountainkat wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 3:55 pm
I hope my wording isn't confusing. I do have a GPS track I could send you if it would help.
Thanks for the details. I understand it all. - JJS
by johnspeth
February 26th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020

Mountainkat, May I get a confirmation of your route? You parked near the closed road gate near the Hummocks trailhead. You walked about 2 miles along the road and then left the road heading left to climb the ridgeline to the saddle between the rock arch on the Truman trail and Coldwater Peak. The sa...
by johnspeth
February 24th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020

That's the kind of adventure I seek. It cleanses the soul to bathe in the snowy sunny day. Excellent work!