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3625Re: WA CoGPPs Completion on Prominencians Peak, Garfield Co, WA

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  • Adam Helman
    Jul 12, 2006
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      I indeed saw those tire tracks on June 22, John. I realized that SOMEBODY
      had driven the spur road FR4030 recently, as much deadfall had been
      pushed aside
      JUST WIDE ENOUGH to allow passage of a vehicle of standard width.

      Without your roadside brush clearing
      I would not have been able to drive any significant distance at all that
      day (along FR4030).

      Anyhow, I've always considered having a chainsaw in my truck. However
      that would've
      been quite impossible given that I had rented an SUV - and there is "no
      way" I'm going to
      carry a chainsaw in my luggage!!

      The good compromise is to keep a good handsaw in my own truck -
      purchasing a gasoline
      or electric chainsaw is not worth the money for the (VERY) occassional
      use it would ever get.
      There is an ACE hardware store near home. If it were not that its my
      46-th birthday I'd
      look into the matter today. Instead, I am in the market for a half
      gallon of ice cream. ;-)

      Again, congratulations on completion of the Washington GPP list.

      Adam Helman

      PS You CAN still meet me - just be at the Pamelia Lakes TH for Mount
      Jefferson (Oregon)
      the morning of Saturday, July 29.

      John Roper wrote:

      > Thanks, Adam,
      > It was your report to the cohp group that made me get off my duff and
      > put up this bare-bones version.
      > Those were my tire tracks in the snow banks on the final spur road
      > that allowed you access 3 days later. How great it would have been if
      > we'd met serendipitously for the first time at that same downed tree
      > across the road, then to do both the Garfield CoHp(s) and GPP
      > together. I started to saw this tree down (it's always a good idea to
      > carry a band saw or ax on WA backcountry roads), but walked the couple
      > hundred yards to the TH, and decided it wasn't worth it.
      > As to whether "Prominencians Peak" passes muster with the USGS, we
      > should care less about a lesser authority than the WA County GPP Board
      > on Geographic Names. We can call it what we want, especially since
      > nobody is going to the top of this thing but a few inspired folks like
      > you and me and the 30-some other Prominencians who will truly
      > appreciate the significance of this moniker.
      > JR
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