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#1154765 - 05/15/17 05:50 PM Trout Creek Provisional Opening
mtep Offline

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 64
TRs: 9 Photos: 119
Loc: Eugene, OR
Word came in from the BLM today that Trout Creek is now partially open for the season. The south (original) approach trail is closed as is all climbing and hiking south (climber's right) of the Gold Rush area. (Gold Rush is open, Alchemy, Pan Handlin' and Midas Touch are not) In short the vast majority of climbing is good to go and we should only walk up there via the steeper trail that climbs directly to the northern end.

The BLM also confirmed today that the eagles have two nestlings. It can't be emphasized enough how critical it is that we obey the closure and stay out of the closed area. If the young birds successfully fledge this season then it's a huge win for everyone in that it demonstrates that climbers and eagles can coexist with this amount of buffer. (not something that's been well established to date-many other golden closures are more restrictive in buffer size)

Edited by mtep (05/24/17 11:22 AM)

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#1154833 - 05/24/17 09:13 AM Re: Trout Creek Provisional Opening [Re: mtep]
mtep Offline

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 64
TRs: 9 Photos: 119
Loc: Eugene, OR
Update: After discussion with the BLM, Alchemy, Pan Handlin' and Midas Touch are closed. Please do not climb them! We (the climbers in contact with the BLM) recognize that this is nonsensical and a weird place to draw the line, but that's what happens when we lose the ability to self-police as climbers. Realize that there's a good chance that you're on camera when you're up there and if you climb a route that is currently closed, you're endangering access for all of us!

Edited by mtep (05/24/17 11:22 AM)


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