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by sidehill
June 21st, 2022, 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duffy lake 6/19/22
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Duffy lake 6/19/22

Did a quick day trip to Duffy lake on Fathers day. First two miles of trail were mostly snow free, with small secctions of trail covered. 2022-06-19 11.13.54.jpg The last mile and a half was mostly under snow. After crossing the North santiam river on a log just upstream from trail crossing, the tra...
by sidehill
December 27th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Central Cascades Fees
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Central Cascades Fees

I know this has been brought up numerous times, but the deadline to comment on the proposed fee schedule for the Central Cascades permit system is January 10th! Regardless of how you feel about the permit system, the fee schedule they have proposed is outrageous. $3 per person for day hiking plus $2...
by sidehill
July 28th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shale lake loop 7/26-7/28/19
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Shale lake loop 7/26-7/28/19

Having just finished the Pamelia/Hunts Cove/Shale lake loop in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, I thought I'd give a quick report and update on bugs in the area. Mt. Jefferson from Mudhole lake 2019-07-27 18.25.05.jpg Having reserved permits back in May, I was looking forward to finally doing this well...
by sidehill
August 5th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Jefferson Park via Park Ridge
Replies: 14
Views: 3204

Re: Jefferson Park via Park Ridge

We did this hike yesterday and there were only a few mosquitoes that bothered us in the forested sections of the hike. We stopped at park ridge so don't know for sure how crowded the park was, but I counted close to 25 people who were headed into the park to backpack.. and yes, the road is pretty ro...
by sidehill
September 13th, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rae Lakes SEKI backpack 8/20/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Re: Rae Lakes SEKI backpack 8/20/16

Dragon lake had lots of smaller brook trout and there was rarely a cast without a catch. 2016-08-23 12.13.18 (1024x576).jpg 2016-08-23 12.06.30 (1280x720).jpg After returning to camp, we packed up and headed further north on the JMT to Dollar lake. This stretch of trail is relatively flat, and winds...
by sidehill
September 13th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rae Lakes SEKI backpack 8/20/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Rae Lakes SEKI backpack 8/20/16

Headed down to California a couple weeks ago to do some exploring in the Sierra. I've done some dayhiking in this area before but this was our first backpacking trip into this amazing range. 2016-08-23 08.11.30 (1280x720).jpg After our 4 am start, it was a long day in the car down to the Mono Lake r...
by sidehill
September 4th, 2016, 9:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR - 60 Lakes Basin, Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP
Replies: 11
Views: 6010

Re: TR - 60 Lakes Basin, Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP

Thanks for the info! I would love to go back and explore that area some more but there are so many other areas in SEKI that are on my list too.. I definitely noticed the park Rangers aren't fond of recommending off trail routes to hikers there. We had planned a trip into Gardiner basin from the Char...
by sidehill
September 1st, 2016, 9:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR - 60 Lakes Basin, Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP
Replies: 11
Views: 6010

Re: TR - 60 Lakes Basin, Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP

Awesome trip! We were backpacking that area out of onion valley last week (trip report coming soon ) and had planned on staying a night in 60 lakes basin, then taking shortcut col out to glen pass on our way back. The Ranger talked us out of it by telling us it was mostly fish-less and that the shor...
by sidehill
August 9th, 2016, 9:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scott Trail-Obsidian Loop 8/6-8/7/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Re: Scott Trail-Obsidian Loop 8/6-8/7/16

Sounds like a nice trip. Have the mosquitoes finally eased off in that area? Yes, mosquitos weren't too bad at all up higher but we had a pretty nice breeze right into bedtime. Just a few buzzing about in the morning but if you didn't use deet,you were gonna get some bites. They seemed worse at the...
by sidehill
August 8th, 2016, 10:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scott Trail-Obsidian Loop 8/6-8/7/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Scott Trail-Obsidian Loop 8/6-8/7/16

I reserved a permit back in late spring for an overnight in the Obsidian Limited Entry Area in the Three Sisters Wilderness. I had been through this area before on the PCT during the 3 sisters loop and have wanted to come back and spend some more time exploring. I have also wanted to hike the Scott ...