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Question about Hiking/Camping

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wou42, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    So I am looking for a great place to Hike-in and camp for a couple nights. I want to do a little bit of fishing on a lake and I don't want to hike more than 10 miles to get in (unless it is REALLY great). I live in Portland but I was looking into areas east of Salem (the higher elevations). I was hoping for a remote spot that I wouldn't run into too many people. I need to be one with nature!!! Let me know if anyone has any good ideas or spots that they recommmend. Thanks.

    Jon
     
  2. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    I am looking for a similar trip, remote location to pack into and spend a night or two without seeing anybody. A friend mentioned Bowerman Lake, its up near Marion Forks on HWY 22, mile post 70. Anybody have any knowledge or advice about this area. Thanks.

    Kai
     
  3. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    Thanks Kirkcdl, I will check out the link.
     
  5. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    you might wanna research where you are going,, cause (i may be wrong on this).. some areas that are considered wilderness sanctuaries,, it is against the law to have a gun in your posession.
     
  6. Mainsail

    Mainsail Puget Sound Active Member

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    The Wonder Mountain Wilderness has no roads or trails whatsoever. If you want remote, this is remote. There are several lakes in the wilderness, however Lake 3995 in the northwest corner is the largest and does have fish. The hike in is only about four miles, but it’s a brutal four miles. Expect to be hiking up a very steep incline for about eight hours. I accessed it from the Skokomish River Trail, 2½ miles in then depart the trail easterly, follow the draw up the ridgeline to a saddle, pass through and down to the lake.

    EDIT to add: You can carry a handgun in the wilderness, there are no laws against doing so.

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  7. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    Now that is what i'm talking about. That is some great looking country. Thanks for the pics. Its a little far for me, but I would look at this for an extended trip in the future. Thanks.
     
  8. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    Those are some great pics. I am going to look into this place. It looks amazing!! Thanks.
     
  9. Mainsail

    Mainsail Puget Sound Active Member

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    Although this picture is from a different off-trail hike, the steepness of the hillside is about the same. It's no walk in the park....
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  10. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Is that near Mt. Hood? It looks a lot like my favorite fallen log
    The guy in the second pic is a friend, not me. That hillside is insanely steep, by the way.


    Out.. Someplace, I have honestly forgotten.


    Bend, oh I love the high desert and the volcanic rocks everywhere.
     
  11. MikeIsh

    MikeIsh Portland Member

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    A quick run up the gorge to Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery, you can park and take your chances with your car. Hiking up the Eagle Creek gorge is awesome, great fun in summer. Has some steep and crumbling rock areas not for beginners and less than teenagers. It is beautiful, and has some fantastic falls to see, and even a tunnel falls.
     
  12. swwjeff

    swwjeff Fort Vancouver, USA Active Member

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    In late July, try Soda Peaks lake in the trapper creek wilderness. It's north of Carson, WA. From Portland it is closer than Mt. hood.

    The lake is a true outdoor experience. High mt, surrounded by old growth, soda water, filled with trout and craw dads. I have spent entire weekends with out seeing other people. Alot of times, people that do come are day hikers. Because of the distance they don't stay long. If you go, fishing pole and crawfish trap are nice to pack in. Don't forget pancake mix for the huckleberries. If you look for it on old maps, they call it lost lake.

    And just about anywhere in Indian Heaven wildderness is spectacular too.
     
  13. Leif Runenritzer

    Leif Runenritzer Kernilyis Active Member

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    Through Wilderness Unlimited, you can apply for access to private ranches. The website seems to be all hunting, but the brochure i found with JCS penned on it mentions camping and fishing as well.
     
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    78 crewcab Boring, Or. Member

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    Me and treemanx are planning a 2-3 day hike into most likely serene lake. Up by Timmothy lake, found it on an hunting trip last year. Sorry no pics but here a link of the trail info. http://www.nwhiker.com/MHNFHike48.html
     
  15. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    Thanks Crew, that looks like the type of Hike I was looking for. I will be sure to check it out.