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by mountainkat
February 7th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 127
Views: 6001

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

I agree. There are a few areas that get busy in the prime season. They can manage this with education, installing backcountry toilets, etc. This plan just seems like the lazy way out and it does nothing to correct bad behavior. It just relies on reducing overall use over the entire area, which is ri...
by mountainkat
February 7th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit fees announced
Replies: 127
Views: 6001

Re: Central Cascades permit fees announced

I read this article recently, and although it is maybe a tad cynical/sarcastic, it does summarize the trend in recreation that we are seeing and sheds some light on what's happening with Recgov.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.outdoo ... ands%3famp
by mountainkat
February 5th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River from Columbia January 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Deschutes River from Columbia January 2020

My husband and I did the long walk out to the Harris water tower and back on Sunday. It was a nice escape from the rain, but quite breezy. It really has come back quickly since the fire. We saw a few tents and wondered how it was going for the campers. Very cool that you were out there. It is so nic...
by mountainkat
February 4th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 12610

Re: 2019 Snow Level

I never went back to Larch since we got all of that snow. It's good to hear that the snow is better to walk on now. I did go up to Silver Star from the Tarbell TH on 01/31. There was no snow on that route until about 3600 ft elevation. Weather was pretty terrible, with sideways driven rain and very ...
by mountainkat
January 21st, 2020, 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stacker Butte, Sun. Jan 19th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Stacker Butte, Sun. Jan 19th 2020

It was very nice to see you again, Don. And nice to meet Kelly, as well. The gps said 14 miles, but I could never outdo you by any measure. I am a fan of your many adventures, especially the ones wandering through the history of Larch Mtn. I had planned to "sort of" cross country ski up to Stacker B...
by mountainkat
January 13th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 12610

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Bosterson, haha, maybe I will. I may have to see the snow covering the fence completely. The first trip was from the river. Small amounts of snow starting at the boulder field. I just booted it to the top. The snow wasn't terribly deep that day and I only sunk at worst 6-8 inches down. Today, I skie...
by mountainkat
January 13th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 12610

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Sherrard Point 1/13/2020
by mountainkat
January 12th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 12610

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Sherrard Point 1/11/2020
by mountainkat
January 8th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1819

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Thanks for the link to the WTA story. I read it with care, but I found it very unclear on the details. I know Senator Wyden has been looking for Congressional support to move the fire-fighting budget out of the mainline USFS budget by creating a separate multi-billion dollar fund just to cover wild...
by mountainkat
January 8th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1819

Re: More fees in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Just a damn shame that TKO, an organization that puts advocacy first in their mission statement , has a director that publicly states that's not something he's interested in and that it won't be a focus of their efforts. Has anyone heard even a single peep from TKO over the Central Oregon debacle ?...