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Larch Mtn rock pit shooting area can anyone help me out?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by cityrice, May 11, 2011.

  1. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    I live in Vancouver WA and im trying to figure out where the Larch Mtn Rock pit shooting area is? Can anyone give me some good directions or GPS cordinates so i can google map it? The English pit won't let me shoot my AR pistol :(.
    Any help would be much appriciated.
     
  2. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Lat 45°43'5.87"N Long 122°19'1.81"W IIRC
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I thought they had closed this area off to shooting? I might be wrong though.
     
  4. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    Got it, Thanks!
     
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The one in OR; yes. The one in WA; no.
     
  6. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    your asking for trouble by going up there. Just go out to the stevensen range. no one will complain about your AR
     
  7. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    Trouble with the law? Where is this range?
     
  8. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Trouble with idiots, johny law, there is a corrections facility there. there are houses up there and some signs not worth the trouble anymore. county cops go by all the time. stevensen range is just off hwy 14 head east from bridge of the gods to ash lake rd got aprox 1.4 miles to blue creek rd folow it, then you will see the gravel pits up and to the right are the ranges.
     
  9. caden08

    caden08 washougal Member

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    No the law is fine! It's the f-tards that shoot there. If you have 4x4 I suggest making your way about 2miles up from the pit on the logging road. Plenty of places to shoot with nobody around.

    The gravel pit is nice for me cuz
    It's only a 15min drive but be careful and aware of whose around. I have seen plenty of near misses while up
    There. The most recent was a s*** head shooting when 2 of his buddys were down range setting up targets...
     
  10. cyclesurvival

    cyclesurvival Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    I've was up there a couple of times with my tec 9 and m11 and the rapid shooting was responded to by the county mounties both time. and yes the ftards are a problem.
     
  11. caden08

    caden08 washougal Member

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    Luckily I have never seen the police or sheriff up on larch. I have seen the fire dept a few times roaming last year when we had the fires up there.
     
  12. clownbuster

    clownbuster Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    The 4 times Ive visted this range, which has to be on the weekends, I show up at 7-8am, the ranges are completely full of people with the attitude that its their personal range as if they paid a membership (usually the old-timers out there with their organized gun clubs wearing their gun club vests with all the patchwork), and they have a full days' worth of ammo they plan on shooting with no intention of opening up for anyone else. I could've let it go until the last time I went (took my son and my brother, the off-duty Centralia Police Officer of 31 yrs down visiting us that weekend), and made the obvious mistake of politely asking one of the self-appointed "range masters" how long they thought they would be. To this the old boy rudely replied without looking in my direction, "as long as it takes" and walked away. If you visit, hope your experience will be better than mine. Sorry for the long wind vent.

    I currently shoot in an area open to the public that no one knows about (never seen anyone of a sign of anyone), within 35 mins from East Vancouver, and can shoot long range (up to 2000m)
     
  13. cityrice

    cityrice vancouver wa Active Member

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    After reading all the replies i decieded not to check out larch shooting pit. I appreciate everyone that shared thier experience. Cyclesurvival suggested stevenson range, i went there this morning around 10:30 am there was alot of people shooting in both ranges, so i went to beacon rock and killed somtime hiking up to the top, guessing a few people would leave around close to lunch time. Came back around 11:44am and sure enough i had the pistol range to my self for a good 2 hrs. I had a good time with my pistol ar.
    A shooting area 35min from east vancouver up to 2000m such a place exists? would you be willing to share with me?
     
  14. TerryS

    TerryS In a van down by the river. New Member

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    I go up to Larch on a regular basis, but never stop at the gravel pit. Go past the pit and turn right. Follow that back a couple miles and you'll find a very large open area with plenty of space and backdrop for safety. Amazing view of the metro area too!
     
  15. Torqk911

    Torqk911 Yacolt,Wa Member

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    I go shooting up on larch periodically as I can for the past 10 years. I have never once used the pit as its always seem some one is there so I just don't waste time. During the week I never have troubles up there finding locations to unwind. During the weekend it can be challenging especially with nice sunny days. NEVER forget there is Recreational trails up there often in places that are tempting to shoot towards. I have seen people almost get hit because of this. You think your in a good spot and come to found out there is a trail in the background. I have never had an issue from the fire department or police up there.