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by Guy
May 17th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 3875

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

I see both side of this argument and I am somewhat conflicted. What I bring up below I know will not be popular but I think it's a valid question. Re the Field guide Page I don't think it should be taken down, If the field guide is only going to be about USFS sanctioned trails then you better take t...
by Guy
May 15th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hiking Local out the Back Door
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Hiking Local out the Back Door

Once or twice a year when the roads are all snowed in or we just can't be bothered driving we head for oxbow park from home on foot. We are about a mile away from the "back door" entrance. We can do anywhere between 6 - 10 miles depending on the loop. https://guy.smugmug.com/Outdoors-Hikes-Climbs-et...
by Guy
May 13th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 8145

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

Do I understand it correctly that a group of up to 12 can use one overnight camping permit but day hikers will need one each? Listen, Guy, no one said this plan wasn't totally asinine. ;) I believe the FS's rationale is that "most groups" aren't that many people, or some such. And there will be few...
by Guy
May 13th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 8145

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

Do I understand it correctly that a group of up to 12 can use one overnight camping permit but day hikers will need one each? If so that means that only 12 people a day can day can legally hike out of Todd Lake.. It boggles the mind! I see the South Sister limit is set at 100. however unlike Mt St H...
by Guy
May 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 8145

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

If there is anything I can do to continue to oppose this I will. I'll also bet money that this will lead to an increase in accidents / rescue on the South Sister and other places. Now even if you live in Portland you can watch the weather forecast right up until the day before drive down that evenin...
by Guy
May 11th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 8145

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

Where is the $6.00 minimum just for Rec.gov coming from? Isn't USFS already using Rec.gov to to issue $1.00 per person permits for Dog Mt? I bet they already know what they want and after a lot of "pretending to listen" they will go ahead and do what they already know they want to do. My bet is $10....
by Guy
May 10th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 8145

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

For someone like me with limited free time (basically just Sundays) it's going to shut me out from (legal) entry but I guess that's what they wanted anyway. I did submit comments and objections like others here but my opinions like those of others were only given lip service. Now how does that Judas...
by Guy
May 8th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 149
Views: 8305

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Has anyone hiked Ramona Falls from the RF Trailhead yet this season? I'm wondering about the Sandy River Crossing. Thanks! We did it back in March on a snow bridge. https://photos.smugmug.com/Outdoors-Hikes-Climbs-etc/Mt-Hood-Hikes/Ramona-Falls-Snowshoe-190317/i-9TxQ4qj/0/14c735e4/XL/042Ramona%20Fa...
by Guy
May 6th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 149
Views: 8305

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Wahtum Lake Rd 1310, blocked by snow 2.3 miles out. More than 50% of the last 2.3 miles is also snow free but intermittent drifts are keeping even big trucks at bay for now. Anthill trail, snow covered except for the exposed view points. Snow on the South Side of Wahtum in the trees is averaging 2' ...
by Guy
April 20th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt
Replies: 50
Views: 2725

Re: Forest Service punches hikers below the belt

It would not take very long to look at the Central Oregon Wilderness Plan, get the gist of it, and decide that it's an overreaction. Following that, it would not take long to craft a simple statement to the effect that the TKO advocates for a less draconian, expensive, exclusionary, bureaucratic so...