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by Charley
November 16th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?

The whole process for filing an "objection" at this point is an absurd, Kafkaesque exercise; it may be that the only way to change this plan is for a concerted "no" vote on the fees. If the public objection to the cost of this uniquely punitive quota and restriction scheme requires them to set the p...
by Charley
November 16th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?

I'll be shocked if the prices in the Central Oregon project are $5+ for day hiking. Dog Mountain permits are $1.50; they're limiting access and covering their costs, not making a profit. I won't. The pretend numbers used by the FS rangers in the meetings were usually between $5-10 per permit for da...
by Charley
November 16th, 2018, 12:39 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Permits coming to the Gorge? Mt Hood?

There's a lively discussion over here. . . https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=27890&view=unread#unread . . . about the wisdom or effects of the proposed restrictions on hiker access to Central Oregon Wildernesses. One question has arisen that I believe is worthy of its own threa...
by Charley
November 16th, 2018, 12:23 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 174
Views: 6077

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

I live in Bend, where I've got a 30-minute drive to a bunch of trail access points in Three Sisters wilderness. If I have an afternoon off and want to take a quick hike on a trail that no one else is on, now I've got to pay for a permit every single time I do that? All of the THs on Cascade Lakes H...
by Charley
November 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 174
Views: 6077

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

And if you think doing all the permit stuff online isn't actually going to be that inconvenient: I had to purchase two permits to do my Three Sisters Loop trip, because I planned to enter and exit through the Osidian Limited Entry Area. So I bought $20 worth of permits (pointless, too, because almos...
by Charley
November 14th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 174
Views: 6077

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

I was just thinking about the fee: if it's going to be $5 per person per day, then it would cost $100 for a family of four to hike the Three Sisters Loop (at least a 48 mile trip) over five nights. If it is going to be a $10 fee, that trip would cost $200. Give me a freaking break.
by Charley
November 14th, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 174
Views: 6077

Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

My friend and I hiked the Three Sisters loop this fall, and boy, am I glad we got that one checked off the bucket list, because it's about to become a whole lot more expensive and complicated to do it. In fact, organizing such a trip is going to require a lot of touchy bureaucratic wrangling and a g...
by Charley
November 14th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?

AdventureMaps makes the single most trustworthy Mt Hood area map I have yet found, and I'm kind of a map nut. Agreed. Though Jerry Standish's comment really did key me in to the slowly advancing age of my copies. It's kind of unfortunate that they haven't released an update "Hood River" map, becaus...
by Charley
November 9th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1555

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

I'm only 37, but because of getting hit by a truck about 9 years ago, I've had a constellation of soft tissue maladies. I've managed to stay very active, however, and I would credit all of that to PT and other strength training exercises. I find that, even if most of my hiking "training" is once-wee...
by Charley
November 8th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Rainy-Wahtum Trail on a mountain bike?

retired jerry wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Nice to see people out there enjoying wild areas.
Citizens using the trails keeps the miners and loggers away. That's what I think, at least!