GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...almost

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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by Guy » April 18th, 2017, 6:48 am

Such a shame about the Chetwood :(

We hiked it in 2010 before the mayhem began!

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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by miah66 » April 18th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Guy wrote:Such a shame about the Chetwood :(

We hiked it in 2010 before the mayhem began!

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Agreed! I've been very curious about this trail for years, and I'm hoping to hike it. I always like seeing reports like this one here! We need to keep interest in it so it can someday be restored.
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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by woodswalker » April 27th, 2017, 6:45 am

Great report! I thought that this trail had been brushed out a good bit last year. Not the washout by the creek, but the portion up Wygant. I had heard there were ten million ticks. Sounds like an awesome day.
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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by Peder » April 27th, 2017, 10:02 am

It is a great idea to use the power line road to combine the two hikes - I will do that next time.
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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by kepPNW » May 6th, 2017, 9:40 am

woodswalker wrote:Great report! I thought that this trail had been brushed out a good bit last year. Not the washout by the creek, but the portion up Wygant. I had heard there were ten million ticks. Sounds like an awesome day.
The trail up to Wygant was in most excellent shape last spring! Someone had done a lot of work on it. (Including, even, cutting down trees to offer more views of Dog Mountain! :shock: )
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    See all the fresh-cut tree stumps and severed limbs?

And yeah, we were pickin' ticks off each other all damn day long. :lol:
Peder wrote:It is a great idea to use the power line road to combine the two hikes - I will do that next time.
Just what we did, too, last spring!
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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by mjirving » May 6th, 2017, 10:23 am

Karl I probably should have given you credit for that loop idea as I think it was your track I pulled off of GPSFly that gave me the idea...thanks!

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Post by kepPNW » May 6th, 2017, 10:34 am

mjirving wrote:Karl I probably should have given you credit for that loop idea as I think it was your track I pulled off of GPSFly that gave me the idea...thanks!
Cool! Always nice to hear when those uploads are appreciated. :D
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Re: GoalTechHikes Mitchell Pt/Wygant Peak/Chetwoot Loop...al

Post by dspangler » May 23rd, 2017, 8:18 am

I am with Oregon State Parks--we have a youth crew who will be bucking out all 90 down logs on the Wygant Trail.

Hopefully, there will be some time to do some brushing starting from the top. Trail has some nice out sloping.

We plan to leave two large root wads due to time and priorities. We hope to hit this with a volunteer crew in the fall or spring.

And I only pulled four ticks off yesterday!

Yes, the Chetwoot is still basically an off trail adventure. Some day. . .

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