Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

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Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

Post by kepPNW » February 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm

bobcat wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 2:33 pm
kepPNW wrote:
February 20th, 2020, 11:43 am
That they're very afraid of folks wandering down Oneonta, which has all the appearances of being entirely undamaged at the junction.
By all accounts of those who have begun scouting it, Oneonta just disappears under rocks, debris, and shrubbery once you get down into the canyon below the junction with Franklin Ridge. Don't underestimate the effects of the fire on those slope trails. Oneonta is in its third winter since the fire. Basically about 30 or more years of damage happened in the fall/winter of 2017.
Yeah, that's what I've heard as well, so it makes some sense they think keeping Franklin closed will stop folks from getting into trouble down there. :|
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Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

Post by retired jerry » February 20th, 2020, 3:40 pm

as everyone knows

after a fire it's unstable for a few years

even if a trail is currently clear, trees will fall over it

it makes some sense to leave trails in heavily burned areas closed for a while

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Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

Post by Ron Goodwin » February 22nd, 2020, 11:19 am

That lower section between Foxglove Way and Foxglove Trail was used to get around the wet area on the Wahkeena Trail and we did not need it after the water area was worked on a few years ago after the '91 Fire. Same with the Primrose as the we did not clear the blow downs after the '91 Fire and let it go natural. People keep walking around the top of Devil's Rest onto the Foxglove and each person walks another few feet so it looks like it goes somewhere (like a deer trail). Better to bring clippers and keep the Foxgloves open as the FS has no plans to do maintenance on it. Had permission years ago by Claude (lead FS Trail person for 42 years in the Gorge) use the trail as they used it to come down from the upper Basin Road for their own trail work.

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