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by lalahikesnw
October 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments...cut short
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Enchantments...cut short

adamschneider wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 9:00 pm
markesc wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Wow amazing! Now I can see why it's a much coveted destination...
Funny you should say that, because the Snow Lakes area is the least coveted part of the Enchantments!
Unless you're going by the permit lottery statistics of course.
by lalahikesnw
October 1st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments...cut short
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Enchantments...cut short

I entered the Enchantments lottery for the first time this year, and got permits! Huzzah! My permits were for Snow Lakes....this past weekend. Anyone who pays attention to the weather knows how this turned out... We headed up from the Snow Lakes TH on Friday morning and it is a CLIMB. The first 1.5 ...
by lalahikesnw
July 9th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Cairn Basin status?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Cairn Basin status?

adamschneider wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 7:39 pm
lalahikesnw wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm
...who ran the TT in 10 hours on Sunday
:shock:
Yeah that was my general reaction. I kept repeating, "wait...10 hours???" BTW he summited Rainier 2 days before...no big deal
by lalahikesnw
July 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Cairn Basin status?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Cairn Basin status?

for anyone interested - just talked to my coworker who ran the TT in 10 hours on Sunday. He said that the trail was clear of snow in this region (and most of the mountain)
by lalahikesnw
July 8th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Cairn Basin status?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Cairn Basin status?

Anyone been up to Cairn Basin in the past week? Based on TR for the TT, it seems doable but wanted to check in on how much snow might still be on the trail as I will have someone with me who is less experienced. I expect bugs will be starting to get bad, but that's the price you pay :)

Thanks all!!
by lalahikesnw
June 27th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

I've had this plan of hiking up a snowy Gnarl Ridge trail, expecting that on the exposed ridge above Lamberson Butte, there would be spectacular melted out spots, with water available from the nearby snow. Sounds like the time is about right for that. I think so, the group I ran into said there was...
by lalahikesnw
June 27th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

So, if you camped at Elk Meadows Saturday night in the first large spot on the meadow when you come around counter clockwise - you're welcome for handling that for you. And be responsible next time. My backpacking companion and I passed by them around 6pm Saturday night. I don’t remember a fire at ...
by lalahikesnw
June 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

yeah what about putting a fire out at night before you go to bed? I often let it go, at least if fire hazard isn't bad in which case I likely wouldn't have a fire at all I know someone who always puts the fire out completely. We joke about it. He's probably right :) I kind of like watching the fire...
by lalahikesnw
June 24th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

I wish I had taken a picture, there is just no way that whoever left could have thought that it was completely out. I feel like it's just laziness, people don't plan for how long it can take to make sure a fire is out. Honestly if I hadn't decided to check out the campsite, and just cruised on the t...
by lalahikesnw
June 24th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1570

Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

Wanted to get out of Portland and onto Hood this weekend, so decided on Elk Meadows. It was gorgeous, per usual, and great weather. Got to the trailhead about 10am and the lot was about 3/4 full. Trail is in good condition overall, some downed trees to work around but easily doable. The Newton Creek...