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by Paul
December 5th, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Ck to Benson Plateau via PCT (11 Jul 08)
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Herman Ck to Benson Plateau via PCT (11 Jul 08)

Coming back from Whatum, I actually prefer the PCT route over Eagle Creek. Of course, I like drier, alpine trails and views over river trails.

Thanks for the report!
by Paul
July 18th, 2016, 9:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: How do you hang your bear bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: How do you hang your bear bag?

I have an Ursack. It's a little heavier, but there is notmuch more in the backcountry than slinging rocks or biners over branches. :) I just tie mine at the base of a tree.
by Paul
July 18th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Trail - tick season over?
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Timberline Trail - tick season over?

Ticks are not a problem on Mt Hood. Especially not for people. I;ve been on the mountain from April until Nov, never seen one. My dog has picked up a few as far west as Eagle Creek in the Gorge though.
by Paul
April 28th, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Ollalie Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Ollalie Lake?

Thanks Gene. SNow up to a foot or so won't bother me on the road in sections, however there's one section right after Lower Lake campground that becomes a bit of a steep hill in the snow. This was last year, April 15th-ish http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g347/pcoplin/Camping/April%202015/Olallie...
by Paul
April 28th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Ollalie Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Ollalie Lake?

Anyone been up there this year yet? How passible is the road? Want to bring my little daughter hiking up there, playing around in the snow if there is some.
by Paul
October 13th, 2015, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Beginning of the End?
Replies: 92
Views: 6210

Re: Beginning of the End?

I got a ticket once when I was backpacking the INdian Heaven wilderness several years ago. I was at the Cultus Lake side at the campground. I had the pass in the glove box, too.
by Paul
October 8th, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Badger Lake Fire
Replies: 45
Views: 8093

Re: Badger Lake Fire

"The land owners were NOT happy" They live next to forest where there's a fire danger. They expect the FS to protect them. They're probably also opposed to government spending on other programs, don't want the government messing with them,... :) Always easier to address short term problem - fightin...
by Paul
October 8th, 2015, 7:23 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Badger Lake Fire
Replies: 45
Views: 8093

Re: Badger Lake Fire

Personally I think the FS is under fire from the Canyon Creek fire. The people were NOT happy they did the normal FS thing and let it burn because it was in the wilderness. Then the winds came and burned down 40+ homes. I was at that fire when it burned towards Prarie City and we lost 3 homes. The l...
by Paul
October 6th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Badger Lake Fire
Replies: 45
Views: 8093

Re: Badger Lake Fire

There always seems to be a large anti gun and a lot of hunter bashing on this site. There are "Knuckle Head Hikers" also. Its disappointing because i hunt, target shoot, and also do a lot of hiking and backpacking. I am safe, responsible, and respect the environment. Yes, there are bad apple hunter...
by Paul
October 6th, 2015, 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Over the Range - A Timber to Tillamook Adventure: 9-4-15
Replies: 10
Views: 3725

Re: Over the Range - A Timber to Tillamook Adventure: 9-4-15

Holy crap!

I can;t image how your feet feel. Mine burn after 18...