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by mountain goat
June 27th, 2016, 9:43 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: One night backpacking suggestion
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: One night backpacking suggestion

Rhododendrons were still blooming on some hikes near Mt. Hood (West Zigzag and Burnt Lake) as a of a week ago; those hikes can be combined and provide about the distance you want, one way. Fair amount of elevation gain (3,000 feet plus), though, but good views of Hood, Adams, Mt St Helens, and I thi...
by mountain goat
June 25th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: "where people fall and die on mt hood"
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re: "where people fall and die on mt hood"

I'm glad Willamette Week put that in there. They might not be well-informed, but I hope they get people thinking about what they're doing out there and whether they have the skills, conditioning, experience, and know-how to really be hiking some of the trails that they think will otherwise win them ...
by mountain goat
June 25th, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Matterhorn conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Matterhorn conditions

Thanks for the replies, you two. I had a feeling it would be too early, but it never hurts to ask.
by mountain goat
June 24th, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ruckel Ridge, Jun 18
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: Ruckel Ridge, Jun 18

Thanks for identifying that plant! I saw the same one up West Zigzag for the first time ever and wondered what it was.
by mountain goat
June 24th, 2016, 1:01 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Matterhorn conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Matterhorn conditions

I'm wanting to take on the Matterhorn and Ice Lake next weekend. The Field Guide and Sullivan's book suggest that they'll be open in July/summer, but I'm wondering if that's true with the snowpack that we've had this year.
by mountain goat
June 24th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Hello!

Hi, my name is Martin and I've followed this site for years. I never thought to start participating in the forums until now, so I wanted to introduce myself. I live in Portland and hike either alone or with my partner, and I am out almost every weekend hiking at least one of the days. You might noti...