Timberline "massive tree fall"

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Timberline "massive tree fall"

Post by squidvicious » September 15th, 2020, 9:41 am

Saw a post from Timberline that they have closed the bike park early for the season "Due to massive tree fall, extensive trail damage."

Sounds ominous. I know there hasn't really been much access to the mountain since the big wind, between the smoke, the power cut, and then the forest being outright closed, but wondering if anyone has any info on conditions? Been thinking so much about what might have burned that I hadn't really thought about blowdown issues.

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Re: Timberline "massive tree fall"

Post by adamschneider » September 15th, 2020, 10:03 am

Matt Zaffino (KGW weather guy) posted this on his Facebook page yesterday:

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Re: Timberline "massive tree fall"

Post by drm » September 15th, 2020, 10:29 am

Our trails may have had a winter's worth of treefall in one or two days - before winter even arrived.

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Re: Timberline "massive tree fall"

Post by squidvicious » September 15th, 2020, 10:42 am

I've been looking through alltrails reports for people who were out through it. Just found this one
https://www.alltrails.com/members/m-going/reviews (hiking clockwise from Timberline beginning 7th)
...Thought the wind storm was a no show until we got down to the Sandy River. The very last bit of that was in shambles, trees knocked down everywhere. Then not bad to Ramona Falls. After Ramona we hit a pretty large section that required a lot of maneuvering to get through the large downfall. Made it through that and it was clear to Yokum cutoff trail. After that though it was complete devastation! We were determined to make it through, so struggled for about an hour getting over, under and through massive destruction...sometimes on all fours or just removing packs. Got to a place we could see for a mile or so and it all looked the same! We had to wave white flag and reverse to Paradise. The other side to Bald Man looked in tact, but I'd bet the other side of that, on the the way to McNeil got crushed as well. It could be quite a while before the loop is actually doable.

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Re: Timberline "massive tree fall"

Post by Charley » September 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm

squidvicious wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:42 am
I've been looking through alltrails reports for people who were out through it. Just found this one
https://www.alltrails.com/members/m-going/reviews (hiking clockwise from Timberline beginning 7th)
...Thought the wind storm was a no show until we got down to the Sandy River. The very last bit of that was in shambles, trees knocked down everywhere. Then not bad to Ramona Falls. After Ramona we hit a pretty large section that required a lot of maneuvering to get through the large downfall. Made it through that and it was clear to Yokum cutoff trail. After that though it was complete devastation! We were determined to make it through, so struggled for about an hour getting over, under and through massive destruction...sometimes on all fours or just removing packs. Got to a place we could see for a mile or so and it all looked the same! We had to wave white flag and reverse to Paradise. The other side to Bald Man looked in tact, but I'd bet the other side of that, on the the way to McNeil got crushed as well. It could be quite a while before the loop is actually doable.
Good lord. 2020.

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