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by Charley
April 12th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 2609

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: 2609

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: 137
Views: 7608

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: 232

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: 7862

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: 1179

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.
by Charley
January 7th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor
Replies: 86
Views: 4270

Re: ODOT proposes fees for Gorge waterfall corridor

WTF???? I went out of town and haven't checked ORhikers in a few weeks and I come back to THIS??????? Didn't I suggest something like this back in the fall, when we all found out we'd have to pay through the nose just to visit the Wildernesses outside of Bend? And now, a different agency is proposed...
by Charley
January 2nd, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Bennett Pass Snowshoe (Dec 31)

I avoid the ski resort corridor from the OR35 junction west on weekends and holidays until mid-February or so (when skiers inexplicably lose interest, just as the best snow finally arrives, much to the exasperation of the resort operators!) Some skiers. :) My ski partner and I long to start early, ...
by Charley
December 1st, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Environmental PFOA contamination and outdoor gear
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: Environmental PFOA contamination and outdoor gear

It's becoming clearer and clearer to me that, no matter what I do in this world, it's sort of the case that I'm the problem . But it's also true that, if you believe there's any hope in the world, I'm the solution . We are all compromised, all fallible, and all responsible. So. Time to research alte...
by Charley
November 18th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 7862

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

As a compromise, I'd support some sort of permit/quota system on a handful of trailheads like that for overnighters only. YES! They are so worried about causing spillover if they permit the most crowded trails, but they haven't even tried . Some narrowly tailored permitting might help; the proposed...