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by Charley
May 19th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 4324

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

Addendum: I'm not sure that our impacts (whether touristic, die-hard "hiker," or other human uses) are greater now than they used to be. For example, doesn't the Memloose Hills area have a history of ranching? Wouldn't the impacts from that land use have been greater? For an example that hits close ...
by Charley
May 19th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 4324

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

This is a terrific conversation! 1. Though I have enjoyed PortlandHikers on Facebook, this kind of experienced, knowledgeable, in-depth debating is really a Oregonhikers.org forum specialty, and I'm glad to see it flourish. 2. TLDR: the Park Service basically has this problem solved, and it annoys m...
by Charley
April 22nd, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 3313

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

I just checked the TKO website (looks very nice!) to make sure that I wasn't speaking out of my backside. In other words, I checked their mission statement to double check that "advocacy" is included in the text (not just "maintenance"), and that "hikers" is also in there (not just "trails"). Here's...
by Charley
April 20th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 3313

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

I applaud the TKO for the necessary work that they do, and for charting a conservative plan for growth. Maybe in ten or twenty years time, they'll be as strong as the WTA. That said, I had no idea that the TKO didn't even file a comment on the Central Oregon plan, and I don't even want to believe it...
by Charley
April 12th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 3313

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

That said I've encountered more than once Mazamas in numbers beyond wilderness allowance and simply beyond smart/reasonable size (like a group of 10 of them on North Sister moving at a pace, and with body language that was clearly out of their element). We passed them but whoever executed that grou...
by Charley
April 11th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 3313

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

imo WTA, TKO, and Mazamas to some extent (they have less of a relationship with FS and have at times brought their resources to advocate for preventing additional restrictions) have carried water for the FS for years, being a 'partner' as the FS offloads more and more responsibilities. They're in a...
by Charley
April 8th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 165
Views: 11627

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Twin lakes Loop from Frog Lake yesterday. 100% snow cover the whole way. Average depth at the lakes +/- 2' https://photos.smugmug.com/Outdoors-Hikes-Climbs-etc/Mt-Hood-Hikes/Twin-Lakes-Loop-190407/i-hDvgKqG/0/e2233a5b/XL/15Twin%20Lakes%20Loop_CM_20190407-XL.jpg Good! Hoping to ski it this week. :)
by Charley
April 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Good Hikes Near Spokane?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Good Hikes Near Spokane?

I hiked this years ago, in the summer. I'm sure it's a different story under snow, but I do remember the views being good! Best of luck.

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mou ... rson-trail
by Charley
March 24th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 9098

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

I just got email from [email protected].fed.us These alterations are heading in the right direction. I still believe the early season permits (for when the trails are usually still quite snow-covered) are absurd. The decrease in number of trailheads effected is an important step in the right direction...
by Charley
January 20th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River from Columbia Jan 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Re: Deschutes River from Columbia Jan 2019

retired jerry wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 7:33 am
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Those buildings to the south are totally burned. There was a bunch of stuff inside like barbed wire fence. They must have removed that before or after fire:

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:( the ponderosas are burned up. I loved those trees.