1. VortecK1ng

    VortecK1ng
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    Interesting, always saw cars parked there didnt know it was legal to shoot that close to the main road. Might have to stop here if I don't see any cars when I am out there again.
    ....but then again seems to be a mess there all the time too and where I try to normally go like 30 min past that it usually pretty clean. Love options tho.
     
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  2. ob1

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    One one thing about that place.....
    If you go there planning to do a lot of shooting, go with a buddy. You have to hike up to the main shooting area from the parking area, which takes a few minutes each way, especially if you are humping targets and other assorted things. The last time I was there a month ago, there were two other groups present. When it was time to leave, it took me a couple trips up and down to get everything back to the car. When I got back up there to break down my target stands, one of the groups had grabbed them and already had moved them to their area and were blasting away on them, putting holes in my target frames !

    It did tick me off a bit considering I spent an afternoon making the darn things, only to have them damaged by someone who didn't give a flip. A major ettiquette faux-pa to say the least. Point being that it's probably best to do relays with someone even for that short amount of time...
    They'll grab anything that ain't nailed down ! o_O
     
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    More people, more problems...
     
  4. Gris

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    This has been the go to spot for me and the family lately as it extremely easy to access off the highway. Did notice someone had felled a tree across the "lane" to the right.

    Ob1 is right though, definitely a bit of a hike with gear to find a spot and depending on who is shooting this requires going right behind another group as you go around the hill. Usually decently busy from what I've seen but early afternoon on the weekend you can usually find at least one spot.
     
  5. fixitjohn

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    Was there today was some trash and the sign had been chopped down Are there any clean ups planed for 2018 I picked up one bag of trash
     
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  6. Ek9san

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    last time i was there. a group of kids were shooting soda cans as targets and trashed the place. didn't stop them due to guns being involved. of course me and my buddy picked up all their trash.... this place is dangerous. people shooting in all directions. well at least that's what I've seen
     
  7. Cogs

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    The next one I have scheduled for Mt Hood Nat Forest is on Earth Day, April 22nd. I know, it's a Sunday. We haven't nailed down a location yet but the 36 Pit is always a place we want to do cleanups (always needed).

    Next Mt Hood will be June 9th. I haven't announced them yet but you can see the schedule on our Events Calendar at Trash No Land.

    Other than that, keep up the Random Acts of Cleanups (like what @DrCox did last year)! (and let me know about them!) It needs our involvement of routine maintenance and constant public awareness of rules and responsible conduct.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
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  8. Cogs

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    Went up to the 36 Pit yesterday, Sunday. Looked real bad. Sure glad the public can't see it from the roadway! Met 4 real nice folks there who may be joining us next Sunday.

    The clean up is scheduled. We're meeting 2 miles past the 36 Pit and we need a crew do come back to the pit (other crews will head up to the Fish Creek area). Yesterday's pics are in the event thread.

    CLEANUP MT HOOD 4-22-18

    I went up the hill in the Fish Creek area also. Lots of shooting places and most were messy. I couldn't get down to the old landing strip because I only had a 2 wheel drive and didn't want to risk getting stuck in the mud, but, drove all the main and side roads up there. Most areas are messed up pretty good. Again, met several shooters up there who welcomed me to join them. When I asked each one if they were on NWFA, none of them were! I was rather surprised at that. Talked to about 10 people. So, I encouraged them to check it out.

    I think the best place for a group shoot after the clean up will be the 36 Pit. I didn't see any good places for a large group up on the hill.
     

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