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Memaloose gravel pit.....Open or Closed to shooting?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jrprich, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if the gravel pit at Memaloose is still open to shooting?
    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. im566

    im566 Gresham Active Member

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    I was there a couple of weeks ago and it was open.
     
  3. kildar

    kildar Gresham New Member

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    Yes as of aug 29th they were open
     
  4. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  5. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Was up there early yesterday morning - we had no issues - we were also the only ones up there, we were out of there by 8:00AM
     
  7. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    What was the condition of the pit area.......is there still a lot of trash about? :(
     
  8. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It looked a lot better than normal - the smell of smoke was still in the air from the piles of debris that looked to have been burnt pretty recently. Its funny what I think looks better than normal is in no way how I would treat my own property if I had some.
     
  9. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update ;)
     
  10. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Bumping this thread.

    Anybody up there this summer? Last summer it was still closed.
     
  11. Kimberpdx

    Kimberpdx PDX Active Member

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    I was up there just this Friday. The access to the gravel pit from the green bridge side is not possible. The gate has been closed for over a year according to the "ranger" I spoke with. The access must be from Hilllockburns road. Bit of a long bumpy drive, slow going due to many potholes. Don't know if it's worth that drive again. Great way to damage your rig. Make sure to clean up after, the large pit was in really good shape with little trash. I picked up my share when I left.
     
  12. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    On the map, with a horrible road condition, I'm betting that was a 90-minute drive 1-way to get to that pit from the opposite end...
     
  13. Kimberpdx

    Kimberpdx PDX Active Member

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    At least 90 mins. The mistake that I made was that I didn't know about the gate being closed at the bridge so I thought it would be a shorter drive to get back home via the bridge. Had to double back all they way back. According to the ranger we ran into, he didn't think the gate will be open any time soon. So, one better want to shoot there really bad. The drive wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the potholes. I have a lifted truck running 35's with procomp set up but the potholes were too much.