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Sweet home area

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by bigwhig, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. bigwhig

    bigwhig Portland New Member

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    Does anybody know of any places to shoot in
    The Sweet Home / Cascadia area? Some friends and I are planning a few days camping there and want to find a spot to plink while we are around.
     
  2. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    Well you could go up to Green peter lake (hold the jokes) just take a left right after Foster lake. Lots of camp sights and you could shoot up on Bald peter (again I did not name this) .Have fun.
     
  3. bigwhig

    bigwhig Portland New Member

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    Hehe... Yea, I have been driving that way to Cascadia for 10+ years now and I never fail to chuckle. Same when I drive past Boring or Dufur Oregon.

    The legend goes that when weary travelers stop in Dufur the locals always say "What can I du-fur Ya'?" Hence the namesake.

    Thanks for the heads up, I see that there is lots of BLM land around there so it shouldn't be too hard to find a nice spot.
     
  4. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Anyplace up in the mountians out of Sweet Home should be ok just be aware of signs
     
  5. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    Agreed, any place up in the mountains outside of sweet home area.
    Also, Please take out, what you take in, plus a little bit more. And no shooting of glass of any sort. Thank you.

    Stay Safe.
     
  6. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    If you go up that way go 27 miles past the last light in sweethome ,nice campsight
     
  7. bigwhig

    bigwhig Portland New Member

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    Up the byway I assume? What would be the last light? Is it a marked campground?

    I looove Cascadia, its got everything..waterfalls, hiking, swimming holes, history, petroglyphs and star gazing. Sadly also too many people but still..nice.
     
  8. Russianfist

    Russianfist Sweet home, Oregon Active Member

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    Last street signal is at 18th and hwy 20 (you will see a Les Shwabs and a couple gas stations there) and the last street lamp is just past the scales east of town by the boat ramp...I think. Petroglyphs? I need to go have a look myself :)
     
  9. bigwhig

    bigwhig Portland New Member

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    If you hike past the group camps at Cascadia about a mile they are under a cave like overhang. I wish I remember all the turns to get there (it's a bit tricky to find) and the camp hosts don't usually know about them. They are supposedly some of the oldest on the west coast 5000+ years and completely unprotected so the ranger has told me in the past they don't want a bunch of people to know about them for that reason. It was a travelers map of sorts that the indians used to give directions they say.

    Some jerk kids have already added their own "art".

    I only finally learned of them a few years back..pretty awesome.

    Here's a few pics.

    https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/5928773/1/Petro?h=aa2acc