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Memaloose closed

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by RoJac, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. RoJac

    RoJac Earth Member

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    Drove up to memaloose this morning. Sign said Road CLOSED. Abit further up Large cement blocks across road. Wonder if the problem was the road. Or all the trash and vandalism. Remember what you do or don't do effects others.
    THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!:angry::angry:
     
  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    :huh: Thats horrible news. I was planning on a trip up there soon.......:(

    Was this from the Estacada side????
     
  3. RoJac

    RoJac Earth Member

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    Estacada side
     
  4. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    How far up?
     
  5. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    That really sucks... I was going to head up there with my pops this weekend.
     
  6. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    I actually gave to the ranger station the license plate for some people that were dumping and shooting.....nADA>
     
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  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I was up there about 2 weeks ago and the large range was pretty bad, but not the worst I've seen. The smaller ranges were ok, cleaner. I did notice 2 spots where the road was slumping a bit. With the rains that showed up I wonder if it was closed to take care of that?
     
  8. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    still closed today
     
  9. RoJac

    RoJac Earth Member

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    Road problem. Thats what i was thinken. Wonder if they will repair it befor the weather gets to bad (snow) to get to the pit. Probably the no money excuse !
     
  10. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I was up there last week and it was open. I headed up there the day before yesterday and it was closed (just past the bridge from Estacada side). There was a truck parked next to the barricade that said something about wildlife control & live trapping (private company, not an ODFW rig), which got me thinking... I saw a Wolverine up there last week, and they are considered threatened if I recall correctly (I haven't researched; my memory is that the american wolverine is a threatened species but the california wolverine isn't?). Anyway, this is pure speculation on my part, but I wonder if the road closure has to do with the wolverine sighting. Either way, it was a pain trying to find another safe place to shoot in the area, and hunting season is coming up quickly. I hope it re-opens soon so that people aren't out sighting in their guns on opening day in my hunting areas!

    By the way, I think Estacada Gun Club is having their public sight-in days again right now (Usually $5 per gun, nice facility in Eagle Creek).
     
  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Went up there today... On the way up 224 from Estacada there were three work trucks (F-450's with utility boxes) coming down 224, one towing a small excavator. At the road block there were recent wet excavator-like tracks going around the concrete blocks. Hopefully they're fixing whatever the problem is.

    We went to Memaloose after finding the Molalla gravel pit also closed. Very frustrating... Should have checked NWFA first I guess.

    Greg
     
  12. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    Why don't you go up indian henry or hillock instead? atleast while its closed.
     
  13. odin9

    odin9 portland Member

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    any suggestions on where else i can go???? till this road is fixed
     
  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Didn't know about Indian Henry or Hillockburn. Tell me more!

    Greg
     
  15. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I drove past there on Tuesday, and I didn't see the "road closed" signs. I think it's back open.
     
  16. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Any NEW news on Memaloose??
     
  17. fastliferider

    fastliferider Gresham New Member

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    Any new news on Memaloose Rd?
     
  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I third it! Is it open?
     
  19. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Im driving out there in about an hour. Will post an update later. This is my first shooting trip since i moved to OR about week and a half ago. Hopefully it is open :)
     
  20. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks man, a condition report would be awesome.