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by squidvicious
June 15th, 2022, 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mountain Crater / Oneonta
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Larch Mountain Crater / Oneonta

First trip since the road reopened. Given all the rain and some apocalyptic-sounding trip reports on Alltrails, I was half expecting this to be a swim. Alltrails warned of "miles" of standing water, many downed trees, and the succinct "worst hike ever." In fact, it was… totally normal. Better condit...
by squidvicious
June 8th, 2022, 1:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona Falls 2022/6/8
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Ramona Falls 2022/6/8

Went to Ramona Falls this morning, thought I'd update on conditions (mostly the crossing). The road in was pretty terrible, ie as expected. There was a sign at the trailhead noting that a trail crew was at work ahead, but I never saw them. The entire loop was in excellent condition, though, with har...
by squidvicious
May 8th, 2022, 4:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falls Creek Antenna Head
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

I was out there last week. I think the road was the worst I've seen it. Not because the potholes were so wide or deep--although there were some respectable ones--but because they were absolutely constant. And some did not have a clear line to steer around/through without just dipping in. Usually the...
by squidvicious
May 3rd, 2022, 7:31 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point

The second rescue sounds like a classic case of how an emergency beacon can actuallly encourage more dangerous behavior. If whatever news report I read was accurate (always a big "if"), the person was not prepared for the snow they encountered, but instead of turning back once they started getting i...
by squidvicious
May 2nd, 2022, 11:11 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point

Flip flops. That's what he started out in. Munra Point, closed trail, in the rain, alone, doesn't know the trail, literally in flip flops.
https://flashalert.net/id/MCSO/154234

Ed: ok, he started off Sunday, so I guess at least remove the "in the rain" strike
by squidvicious
April 26th, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Visit to Foxglovia 1-24-22
Replies: 16
Views: 3783

Re: Visit to Foxglovia 1-24-22

Hmm, it's been a good long time, so maybe it's just grown worse in my mind over the years, but that looks considerably neater than what I'm picturing. Or there was a tree down or something in the midst of it that has all just blurred into "stupid busted bridge that tried to kill me" in the interim.
by squidvicious
April 26th, 2022, 4:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snowcat Ride up To Mt. Hood Summit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Snowcat Ride up To Mt. Hood Summit?

Yeah, sorry, if you want to be impressive now you're going to have to do it in under 1:16
by squidvicious
April 26th, 2022, 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Visit to Foxglovia 1-24-22
Replies: 16
Views: 3783

Re: Visit to Foxglovia 1-24-22

Digging this up a bit late, but I forgot to ask my question re: Lily's Lane. I haven't been that way in many years. At the time there was a wrecked footbridge on the trail that had collapsed in such a way that you couldn't really go around, but had to scramble over the logjam that was the remains of...
by squidvicious
April 16th, 2022, 11:06 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Ticketed access to HCRH waterfall corridor
Replies: 36
Views: 6104

Re: Ticketed access to HCRH waterfall corridor

As I read it, you could visit all the waterfalls, park at the trailheads, and not worry about being booted out or ticketed. Yes, that's correct. Once you're in, you're in. But there's no guarantee of parking availability, so if people are getting there early and parking up to hike all day, the perm...
by squidvicious
April 15th, 2022, 8:12 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Ticketed access to HCRH waterfall corridor
Replies: 36
Views: 6104

Re: Ticketed access to HCRH waterfall corridor

Traffic will be whatever the amount of permits they decide to release allows it to be, which we don't know.