Search found 73 matches

by AaronPDX
August 19th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower Eagle Creek Weyerhauser moonscape
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Lower Eagle Creek Weyerhauser moonscape

Camped on Saturday. Just after the 'parking area' the approach to trail is now graded and scraped apocalyptically and culminates in a heap of dessicated dirt to descend before reaching the unmarked trail. What does this portend? (Again I find the 'img' tag not working, so please click link below.) O...
by AaronPDX
August 12th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: The "Other Eagle Creek"
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: The "Other Eagle Creek"

You're starting at the Douglas trailhead near the quarry and then going down to Eagle Creek trail? Looks to be about 4 miles down to junction with EC trail. Once there, I think you'll find creek access within a mile or 2. And iff you already did this, any chance you got insight into the Harvey Rd ac...
by AaronPDX
July 26th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Fork Eagle Creek (Estacada) riverside hike
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: North Fork Eagle Creek (Estacada) riverside hike

@Bobcat, that sounds likely. There are some spots where it's wide enough. And at one point there's some gravel and some tire ruts, but only in that one spot. @Jerry, north side. There are a few parking pull-offs off of Kitzmiller Rd with paths leading to the main 'trail'. The one I was at, <0.5 mile...
by AaronPDX
July 24th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Fork Eagle Creek (Estacada) riverside hike
Replies: 3
Views: 532

North Fork Eagle Creek (Estacada) riverside hike

Decided to explore the BLM land just east of Eagle Fern Park on Kitzmiller Road. Was pleased to find a riverside trail starting maybe a half mile up the road (or less). The trail goes about 0.7 miles, offering multiple little paths down to the creek. Around 0.7 miles the trail terminates at the cree...
by AaronPDX
July 6th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

I have a feeling that the problem with that specific spot is that it is in the Zigzag Ranger District and I don't think they ever make it out there to check on things. The rest of that district is totally separate from this area, as far as roads go. After visiting McIntyre Ridge from a different tr...
by AaronPDX
July 6th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

adamschneider wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm
AaronPDX wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 8:42 am
What's the easiest way to find land boundaries online, i.e. to find out exactly what is under BLM jurisdiction?
CalTopo: https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=45.3345 ... =0.2&a=sma
CalTopo looks pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing.
by AaronPDX
July 6th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

@RetiredJerry: Agreed! @Aimless: I saw no evidence of ORV use on the trail itself. Just major impediments for hikers. @Justpeachy: Here's a pic of the ORV coming up the road: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1cuk4v3l8bhw4i/TrumpORVDouglas.jpg?dl=0 What's the easiest way to find land boundaries online, i.e...
by AaronPDX
July 5th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

Good to know, Walrus. I wonder what (who?) brought down those trees. I'll take an axe up next time I go, and try to help clear the trail.
by AaronPDX
July 4th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

Also, weirdly, the access trail from the parking lot was littered with a s**-ton of young growth bizarrely obstructing the trail. Anyone know what's up with this? I can't imagine it's natural. http://www.dropbox.com/s/fufb0xzhqk1f61q/IMG_5567.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gf6jnnzccx4h5q/IMG_55...
by AaronPDX
July 4th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Douglas Trailhead ORV encounter

Hiked Mcintyre Ridge today, July 4, which I'll never do again on this holiday. It's a shooter's free-for-all! In 5 hours of hiking nearly 10 miles, maybe 40 mins were free from the sound of gunshots. Loudest and clearest, of course, when you reach a nice viewpoint to relax at. The abundant Trump sig...