Cairn Basin Stone Shelter

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Cairn Basin Stone Shelter

Post by wnshall » October 17th, 2020, 9:35 pm

I was hiking Sat 10/17 up in the McNeil Pt area and scrambled down into Cairn Basin. Found quite a lot of mature trees blown down -- probably 10-20. One trio landed on the Cairn Basin stone shelter.
Stone Shelter
Stone Shelter
Closeup of the Stone Shelter
Here are the trees that landed on the shelter:
The culprit
Miraculously, the shelter seems undamaged. Just needs someone to remove the trees.

More images of the blowdown:
Blowdown in Cairn Basin
Root balls

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Re: Cairn Basin Stone Shelter

Post by OregonSurveyor » October 18th, 2020, 8:08 am

Glad it looks like the shelter survived!
In the summer of 1995 my sons and I camped in the Paradise Park stone shelter, imagine my surprise when my daughters and I returned the summer after and found it completely destroyed by a direct hit from a monster fir!!
Gone are: Gnarl Ridge, Elk Cove, Ramona Falls (logs) and Paradise Park; am I forgetting any?
Jerry King
Oregon Land Surveyor (Retired)
SAR Volunteer - CSAR (Clackamas County Sheriff)

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