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by Chase
May 24th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Costco trekking poles?
Replies: 14
Views: 3334

Re: Costco trekking poles?

My pair from when this thread started (2016) recently broke, so I bought new Costco poles this year. One of them broke the first day I used them.
by Chase
February 12th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catherine Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Re: Catherine Creek

Good job, sir. We all just gotta get out there when we can.
by Chase
November 22nd, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Life already returning to the gorge on Archer Mountain
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: Life already returning to the gorge

Well done, Don!
Folks from the FS are looking at this having a conniption fit, probably. Stay safe and keep reporting the progress to the public.
by Chase
September 27th, 2017, 5:48 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gorge closure order
Replies: 107
Views: 11252

Re: Gorge closure order

There are people (rangers, FS employees, others?) at several closed exits on 84 who have the job of keeping people out of the closed areas. They are supplied with porta potties, so I'm guessing they are there for a while. There's even a ranger waiting at the PCT in CL. The news is reporting that Sta...
by Chase
September 19th, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 57000

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

I drove SR 14 to and crossed at Hood River and came back on I84 yesterday (9/18) late afternoon. Very little smoke left in the gorge and only small wisps rising in the area from Defiance to the west side of Shellrock. No big plumes or evidence of anything but left over "warm" spots and smoldering a...
by Chase
September 12th, 2017, 9:54 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 57000

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

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO ... 557743.pdf

Found it. From the 4th, but does not list Angel's.
by Chase
September 12th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 57000

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

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/ORCGF/2 ... 5737-0.pdf

I thought I saw another closure notice like this one, only it had something about a $5,000 fine in the text.
by Chase
September 11th, 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: So, Whose is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: So, Whose is this?

The ol' wipe-some-poo-on-your-trekking-pole-grips-before-lending-them-to-another trick. Classic.
by Chase
September 11th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 57000

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

Expect to see a three-fold increase in hiking on the WA side in the next year. So if you thought Dog got crowded early before, you will be in for a surprise.
by Chase
September 11th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline trail questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: Timberline trail questions

Chase wrote:This looks like the trail is closed in places.
I take it back. Looks open when read more carefully than I read the first time.