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About Palisades Campground
Palisades Campground is located in Washington
46.6846 N
-121.5484 W
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Ranger Review of Firebiner at Palisades Campground

Campground Review

There is not an actual Palisades Campground, as the area around is actually the viewpoint.  However, you are able to get a camping permit, which is required and available at the White River Guard Station. They are free of charge. You do need to have a National Parks pass to park along the corridor. The Palisades viewpoint is amazing with lots of trails and captivating views of andesite along the walls (very similar to Devils Postpile). The Palisades is located about 10 miles northeast of Packwood along the 12 and the trailhead to Palisades trail is located at Sunrise Point. There is a vault toilet there that you can use if you camp near enough. Wildlife is pretty rife in the area so make sure that you have the proper containers for food and gear. You must also bring in your own water. There are sites near Palisades Lake but it is super marshy and has a ridiculous amount of mosquitos. 

Product Review

I was given the opportunity to test and review the Firebiner from Outdoor Element. Fortunately, there was not a burn ban yet and we were able to test it out.  The Firebiners come in an array of different colors, some bearing the names of popular sites. Being from CA, I had to get the Yosemite biner. The packaging is small and nondescript but you need to make sure that you keep it as it is where the extra Ferro Rods are kept. It took me a few tries at home to feel comfortable with lighting tinder, so I suggest you practice before you take it out into the wild. The features of the Firebiner were pretty awesome: Screwdriver, bottle opener, utility blade, and is rated to hold up to 100 pounds of gear (did not test this part yet).  This tool helps create fire and while it took me a few tries to get it right, a child could easily ignite something using it.