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by pablo
July 8th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Norway Pass/Mt Margaret/Mt Whittier/Lakes Loop (Mt St Helens/Spirit Lake) 070718
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: GoalTechHikes Norway Pass/Mt Margaret/Mt Whittier/Lakes Loop (Mt St Helens/Spirit Lake) 070718

Wow, I don't ever recall a TR on Whittier Ridge when it had snow on it. I'd have chickened out. Great photos and report on one of the neatest loops around these parts.

Thx,
--Paul
by pablo
June 18th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Point, Nick Eaton, Casey Creek 061518
Replies: 27
Views: 1074

Re: Indian Point, Nick Eaton, Casey Creek 061518

Thanks, Don, for the report, nice photos and narrative. I've really missed Nick Eaton/Gorton Creek - it has been my goto exercise hike. Too bad about Casey Creek Trail, I hope it can be recovered eventually. I guess the 3152 point is off limits - from what I saw yesterday looks like we may get a bet...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Paul: I wonder if I should have kept going. Another 1/4 mile of that crap (times two, with the return) would be miserable. I was doing a loop so I only had to do it once, twice would have been too much. I've wondered about finding the bottom of that Baldy route. It's a pretty indistinct ridge at th...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Have you ever been on top of Little Baldy? It is my favorite summits in that group. The old trail route climbs up a hundred feet or so above the new, flat trail that traverses around it. Some day, I really want to do the NE ridge, starting at Copper Creek. Look at it on the satellite views. I just ...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Hey Chip, Nice report, thx. I did that one ridge where you turned around and the brush in the saddle there had to be some of the toughest I've ever encountered. Stuff does not bend. Good thing is the hard part only goes for about 1/4 mile as you go south and up out of the saddle as you gain some ele...
by pablo
May 21st, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Starway Trail (Silver Star Mountain)
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Starway Trail (Silver Star Mountain)

Nice report, thx. Like you say, the steep climb to the miners camp is not particularly interesting and kind of tough which is why I don't do it anymore. On the other hand, it is a fast way down at the end of a loop to other places. I like the photos with the misty look of the north side of SS. --Paul
by pablo
May 20th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Mt Defiance - Eagle Creek Burn - 052018
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: GoalTechHikes Mt Defiance - Eagle Creek Burn - 052018

Nice report, flower photos, and fire photos - dead deer is strange. The burned part of the Defiance trail could benefit from the application of loppers and a hand saw. I don't recall anything particularly big. Starvation Ridge needs to be logged out. I was out near Lindsey Creek, geez, the route aro...
by pablo
May 20th, 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Defiance Trail May 20, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Mt Defiance Trail May 20, 2018

Hey Pablo, was that dead deer on the trail down by the power line when you came up? It spooked me on the way down. It looked super fresh, like it had just happened. I wondered if saw it. (You would have had to skirt around it, so you couldn't have missed it) Mike Howdy, Nice seeing a fellow PHer on...
by pablo
May 20th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Defiance Trail May 20, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Mt Defiance Trail May 20, 2018

As the trail is officially open I went up Mt Defiance Trail to have a look at the damage. Pretty extensive the trail vanishes a couple of times and erosion is going to be an ongoing problem. Some of you may have seen this feature at the north end of Defiance Trail where PH mcds carved this notch and...
by pablo
May 10th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Ridge Little Baldy, Starway May 8, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: North Ridge Little Baldy, Starway May 8, 2018

Hey Don, I remember very well the TR you guys posted back then, quite an experience you guys had. I posted some of these photos to the portlandhikers fb group and some canyoneering folks took notice and may be going out there to do Star Creek and the falls there sometime soon. Hey Chip, When I first...