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by Pick-a-Pika
February 21st, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Lost Corral Trail - 2-2-21
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Cottonwood Canyon - Lost Corral Trail - 2-2-21

Thanks arieshiker. I'm headed that way later this week. This piques the interest and helps with planning. This area is close to home. I'll get to show it to friends from PDX. From another thread you asked about posting reports for frequently experienced hikes. Hikes I do often feel like old friends....
by Pick-a-Pika
September 7th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Timberline Trail Closed - 9/7/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Timberline Trail Closed - 9/7/2020

Due to a fire at Mount Hood Meadows ski area, the Timberline Trail is closed from Cloud Cap to Timberline Lodge. The Elk Meadows & Sahale Falls THs are also closed. See USFS alert: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD799173 Wow - I was just up on Cooper Spur yesterday. May a...
by Pick-a-Pika
September 7th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Saw my first Black Bear
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Saw my first Black Bear

I've had two sightings along the Tamanawas Falls trail. One was on the other side of the creek lumbering along the banks; the other was two cubs near the talus slope that blocked the trail a few years ago. Wish more folks knew about this. Maybe the TH parking lot wouldn't be overflowing all the time...
by Pick-a-Pika
July 15th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Annual Trek on the Timberline Trail
Replies: 14
Views: 2100

Re: Annual Trek on the Timberline Trail

Good to hear this about a September time frame. I'm planning a 60th birthday trip mid-month.

Congrats on a successful trip around the mountain !
by Pick-a-Pika
June 29th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

I eyed this area lovingly while hiking in the southern Elkhorns a few years ago. Wonderful photos. Haven't been there yet....getting closer to making it happen. Hope your doggie fares better on hikes this summer.
by Pick-a-Pika
June 28th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019

Spectacular scenery and report. I'm surprised by the flowers. Vivid colors.

I just watched the film "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," and this post came to mind. Malawi is intriguing.
by Pick-a-Pika
August 19th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn Crest Trail 8/12 - 8/16/18
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: Elkhorn Crest Trail 8/12 - 8/16/18

Awesome photos ! You captured the beauty of the area so well. The pix beckon me to return. Was there last July, between north TH and Twin Lakes. Looks like you had a fine trip.
by Pick-a-Pika
August 15th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gnarl Ridge via Elk Meadows TH 8/8/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Gnarl Ridge via Elk Meadows TH 8/8/18

The Clark Creek bridge work is done. I was up there yesterday and it looks great.
by Pick-a-Pika
June 17th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Road to Marble Pass TH in Elkhorns
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Road to Marble Pass TH in Elkhorns

What's your take on the road up to Marble Pass trailhead? Would a Subaru AWD Outback Wagon make it? Descriptions seem awful and call for possibly higher clearance than my Subaru might offer. We're planning a trip to do Elkhorn Crest later this summer.

Thanks,

Pika
by Pick-a-Pika
June 17th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Day Hikes Near Hood River In Late August
Replies: 15
Views: 2375

Re: Day Hikes Near Hood River In Late August

Wind protection is often the issue heading to Cooper Spur. I can't count how many times I've been grateful for packing a windbreaker -- even in August.

The views on the east side of Mt. Hood are fabulous - you can see into Central Oregon if it's clear.

Enjoy,

Pika