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by windmtnpete
October 22nd, 2017, 6:10 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Of course the MOST ironic part of this whole situation is that I have reported these large fireworks by my neighbor on Wind Mountain (who is old enough to know better) for years and have sought help from the sheriff, Forest Service, Friends of the Gorge with no response what so ever. No enforcement....
by windmtnpete
October 22nd, 2017, 5:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Update: http://katu.com/news/local/15-year-old-accused-of-starting-eagle-creek-fire-to-stand-trial "The boy was recently arraigned on several charges, including reckless burning, depositing burning materials on forest lands, unlawful possession of fireworks, criminal mischief and recklessly endange...
by windmtnpete
September 8th, 2017, 7:00 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

This will happen again I can assure you. Society does not learn from its mistakes and the pattern simply repeats itself. This kid who caused this was not only really stupid but extremely unlucky. There's been far worse fireworks violations in the Gorge that have gone unnoticed by anyone for many yea...
by windmtnpete
September 6th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

This horrific event is not yet finished..... there's still a wildfire that has not been contained. The winds in the Gorge are not something that anyone can predict with any accuracy and the fate of this area depends those the winds. Those smoldering trees can (and will) reignite weeks after the fire...
by windmtnpete
September 6th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Hi, this is my first post. Thank you all for sharing info about the fire. It is heartbreaking to lose a treasure like the Gorge, we're all feeling it. Thanks for your post. I'm assuming that you are involved in law enforcement in the Gorge? I will again ask the question and I hope you can give me g...
by windmtnpete
September 6th, 2017, 8:28 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Hi, this is my first post. Thank you all for sharing info about the fire. It is heartbreaking to lose a treasure like the Gorge, we're all feeling it. Thanks for your post. I'm assuming that you are involved in law enforcement in the Gorge? I will again ask the question and I hope you can give me g...
by windmtnpete
September 6th, 2017, 6:25 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Does anyone know if the crime of using illegal fireworks has ever been punished? Is this one of those laws that never gets enforced?

Why report a crime like this if authorities never enforce the law?
by windmtnpete
September 4th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

New laws banning fireworks are absolutely useless in these situations. There's already laws that prohibit these type fireworks during this time of the year. Problem is lack of law enforcement when someone "respectable" (my neighbor) is clearly in violation of the law. This sets up a bad example to e...
by windmtnpete
September 3rd, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Latest on Eagle Creek Wildfire

Seems they have found the cause.... http://katu.com/news/local/police-fireworks-likely-caused-eagle-creek-wildfire-in-columbia-gorge http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/09/live_updates_eagle_creek_fire.html If the media was really interested in illegal fireworks in the Go...
by windmtnpete
September 3rd, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)
Replies: 390
Views: 60949

Re: Eagle Creek Trail (Gorge) Closed by Fire (July 5)

Tell me there's not someone stupid enough to really be setting off fireworks in the woods http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/09/live_updates_eagle_creek_fire.html I can honestly tell you that I lived in the Gorge for more than 15 years and have neighbors who shoot off i...