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by longboard16
July 16th, 2022, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Clackamas Fires Roadside Danger Tree Assessment
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Clackamas Fires Roadside Danger Tree Assessment

The Forest Service has completed another phase in their assessment of the Mt. Hood forest affected by the Lionshead, Riverside and Bull Complex fires. This will eventually affect when the public can finally access certain roads and trails. There is another comment period that concludes near the end ...
by longboard16
July 15th, 2022, 8:28 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Bridge to No where
Replies: 14
Views: 9778

Re: Bridge to No where

Even though this thread has been inactive for some time there is a update to note. The Forest Service is doing their assessment after the recent fires and they have recommended closing Road 6380120, which I believe means decommissioning what is left of it. They are also proposing closing road 638013...
by longboard16
June 30th, 2022, 8:43 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: my closest bear encounter ever
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: my closest bear encounter ever

In case anyone wondered if bears really poop in the woods……
by longboard16
June 30th, 2022, 6:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Another Newbie

Hello, everyone. While I have used the site before I just recently signed on as a member. Until last year, most of my hiking was done to access fishing sites. Yes, I have hike a long ways for some very small trout. Since last year I have hiked just for the sake of hiking and not always fishing. The ...
by longboard16
June 30th, 2022, 6:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area
Replies: 25
Views: 5975

Re: Strange experience at Frog Lake Day Use area

The concessionaire fees are really a pet peeve with me. It started years ago at Lost Lake where I had to pay a fee to access a public lake, unless of course I wanted to hike in from outside what seems like “their property”. Then I came across it in 2020 at Laurence Lake if you wanted to access the l...
by longboard16
June 30th, 2022, 3:54 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Access to Bull of the Woods Wilderness?
Replies: 14
Views: 3609

Re: Access to Bull of the Woods Wilderness?

Today I got a chance to stop the Zig Zag Forest Office and finally talk to someone about what is open and what is not. My first question was about access to Laurence Lake to which the employee stated she did not know and to check to call or email the Hood River office, which is closed to visitor acc...
by longboard16
June 21st, 2022, 10:46 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: "Oh Boy Forest Camp" and also alternate Round Lake trail on map
Replies: 16
Views: 12374

Re: "Oh Boy Forest Camp" and also alternate Round Lake trail on map

That is my pontoon boat and while it has been to the secret lake by carrying half of it in at a time, I normally use a float tube, albeit not the lightweight version you referenced. Thanks for the link to it as it sure could be useful on some longer carries. If I reach the lake I’ll let you know.
by longboard16
June 20th, 2022, 8:09 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: "Oh Boy Forest Camp" and also alternate Round Lake trail on map
Replies: 16
Views: 12374

Re: "Oh Boy Forest Camp" and also alternate Round Lake trail on map

Yes that would be one of the ways and probably the easiest. Agree that you can reach it and skirt the closed area albeit it would be a long drive. The dirt piles are just before Ogre Creek, that wipe out the old road and they decommissioned that short part before and after the creek. Not sure how br...
by longboard16
June 20th, 2022, 5:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers
Replies: 458
Views: 179188

Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Even though Cooper passed away a month ago because of cancer he was a great companion for hiking, fishing, driving and just hanging out with. We will be spreading his ashes at most of the places he enjoyed. One picture is from a beach hike and the other on the trail to Si and Fish Lakes on the upper...
by longboard16
June 11th, 2022, 4:55 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Access to Bull of the Woods Wilderness?
Replies: 14
Views: 3609

Re: Access to Bull of the Woods Wilderness?

Yes I already contacted the FS as they had a open comment period about the closures and what people wanted and express my two cents. That comment period is now close but perhaps there will have another one. Your right about possible snow, although that should be rapidly disappearing. The Ollalie Lak...