Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

This is a forum for trip reports that pre-date the Portland Hikers forum, trail photos from pre-digital era, or any other discussions that focus on trail history.
northridge
Posts: 73
Joined: January 24th, 2010, 8:59 am

Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by northridge » February 21st, 2017, 6:56 pm

9:45 Eagle Creek Trail dress code was enforced

10:30 Divil a Bit

Also, look very carefully at around 1:15 to see trouble makers of 100 years ago scrambling up on stuff.


User avatar
Don Nelsen
Posts: 3692
Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by Don Nelsen » February 21st, 2017, 7:17 pm

Thank you so much for finding and posting this!! I had not seen this and did not know it even existed.

dn
"Everything works in the planning stage".

northridge
Posts: 73
Joined: January 24th, 2010, 8:59 am

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by northridge » February 22nd, 2017, 5:23 pm

You are welcome, glad you enjoyed it! I found the footage of the campers at Eagle Creek and the crowds on the trail itself very interesting. And of course the fisherman at Wahtum Lake was cool as well.

User avatar
Peabody
Posts: 518
Joined: August 12th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by Peabody » February 22nd, 2017, 6:07 pm

That was fun! Thanks for posting it. I liked the dude smoking as he hiked up Eagle Creek. Also, I think a few of the waterfalls shown were identified incorrectly Latourell Falls and Bridal Falls....but I'll leave that to the experts on this forum to confirm.
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
― E.B. White

User avatar
Peabody
Posts: 518
Joined: August 12th, 2011, 8:37 pm

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by Peabody » February 22nd, 2017, 6:43 pm

Well....this thread cost me $25.14 :lol:

The Internet Movie Database has an entry on this film Link

It seems that this travelogue can be found on this 3-DVD set

That can be purchased on Amazon for $25.14!
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
― E.B. White

User avatar
Peder
Posts: 3397
Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:02 pm
Location: Lake Oswego

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by Peder » February 23rd, 2017, 10:23 pm

That was very enjoyable to watch! Thank you for sharing.
Some people are really fit at eighty; thankfully I still have many years to get into shape…

User avatar
miah66
Posts: 2029
Joined: July 6th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by miah66 » February 24th, 2017, 1:04 pm

@ 7:40, they begin to protect the car from clouters. :lol: Did they once call the Eagle Creek trail, the Wonder Trail?
"The top...is not the top" - Mile...Mile & a Half

Instagram @pdxstrider

User avatar
DannyH
Posts: 110
Joined: December 14th, 2011, 3:48 pm

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by DannyH » March 4th, 2017, 7:50 am

The introductory card refers to the "Oregon National Forest." What was that?
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe."

justpeachy
Posts: 2713
Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Location: Portland, OR
Contact:

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by justpeachy » March 4th, 2017, 5:01 pm

DannyH wrote:The introductory card refers to the "Oregon National Forest." What was that?
The Oregon National Forest is what the Mt. Hood National Forest used to be called. When the Forest Service decided that no national forest could use a state name in its name, the name changed to what it is now in 1924.

northridge
Posts: 73
Joined: January 24th, 2010, 8:59 am

Re: Punch Bowl Falls (1918) - "divil a bit" of a kick in it

Post by northridge » March 4th, 2017, 5:53 pm

A photo of an Oregon National Forest sign and some discussion of the history:

http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=618

Post Reply