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by Charley
September 6th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

Instagram is no more weird a way to find a meaningful life than books (like I did), religion (like I did), or hiking (I did that, too!). All of these tools or activities are potentially life-changing. I've never used Instagram, but why should it be any different than the Ira Spring books that direc...
by Charley
September 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

The same life-changing experience could have happened at many hundreds of places in our lovely state, or at many thousands of places in the western USA. The fact that No-Name Lake suddenly exploded with newbie backpackers when it was featured on social media only proves how many people out there ar...
by Charley
September 6th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: No Name Lake Camping closure
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: No Name Lake Camping closure

But consider this quote: “It was such a life-changing experience getting to camp up there — the stars are insane,” she said. “It's sad that others won't have the chance to experience that because of a few people who don't adhere to Leave No Trace Principles.” So for this person, it's not enough to ...
by Charley
August 21st, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

If this wasn't clear, I have no issue with the HCRH rehab itself; my question is, in the absence of a public transportation option, and in a culture where everyone owns a car and drives, where are all these additional cars going to go? Note that the ODOT solution to the absolute clusterfuck that is...
by Charley
August 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: grand opening: Shellrock portion of HCRH

Do they have plans to add additional parking, or designate parking areas, for all the additional people this will presumably bring? ... If lots of additional walkers and bikers are going to be showing up to use the new path, it seems like the additional tourist traffic (meaning people who want pave...
by Charley
July 22nd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 8068

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 Repair July 19th & 20th 2019

I guess I see myself as having two options. I could drive an offroad 4WD vehicle really fast through the mud puddles and tear up the road as I go. Or I could watch someone slowly drive an offroad 4WD vehicle up and down a short section of road as it drags some specially-shaped steel behind it. We'r...
by Charley
July 22nd, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vigilante brush justice
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Vigilante brush justice

When in doubt, plead ignorance and ask for forgiveness. If that fails, let them know you are with Weyerhauser and are considering this tract for clearcut. They may even buy you dinner. :lol: The Forest Service that is all twisted up over the popularity of our trails ("heavens help us, so many peopl...
by Charley
July 19th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 12713

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

Now, if you could plant the idea in the interior department that Obama favors this proposed system, then it would immediately be over-ruled :) Honestly, that's a great idea. If we could get news of this Obama-era-holdover's "public lands heist" onto Fox and Friends, it'd be over in a flash. I don't...
by Charley
July 14th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: McNeil Point Campsite Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: McNeil Point Campsite Recommendation?

There's no water, but there is enough space to camp way high up on the ridge, above the shelter. I've done it a few times and really enjoyed the views. Terrific place for golden hour views (especially during the Dollar Lake Fire). Aug11057-5 (dragged).jpg Aug11054-12 (dragged).jpg For PRint, Star Tr...
by Charley
July 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??

The Forest Service are letting these trail resources disappear due to neglect, while simultaneously making it harder and harder to visit other, more popular trails in the same region. They help to create a problem (crowding into some areas by abandoning trails and roads) and then penalize hikers for...