I suppose I should have id'd exactly where I was - my badChip Down wrote:Oh!
I too assumed this was Oregon, which is strange considering that I was also thinking about checking out Archer (as now identified in the OP). I have to disagree with Don's assertion that experienced hikers will look at the pics and know where he was. But I also acknowledge it's not as hard to figure out as I initially assumed.
I imagine that must be true, but I've wondered. It certainly isn't publicized much. It's assumed hikers would need to access the closure zone by parking illegally and hiking on a closed trail, so naturally that's what the authorities focus on.Splintercat wrote:...remember that entering the closure area is illegal, like it or not.
Chip, thanks for the comments.
Here are a few comparison photos from earlier hikes and ones taken Sunday:
The hanging meadow area on the SW face of Archer:
In the same area - before:
On the trail to the SW side: