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by RobFromRedland
September 11th, 2018, 5:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOTW Overnight 9/8-9/18
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: BOTW Overnight 9/8-9/18

Do you know if there were any established camping sites on the lower lake before the fire and there approximate locations? Last time I visited it, I couldn't find a trail so I just bushwacked down to it from the SW side and didn't see any sites that looked too promising although the lake itself was...
by RobFromRedland
September 10th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOTW Overnight 9/8-9/18
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: BOTW Overnight 9/8-9/18

Neat trip report and photos. I was there a year or two after the fire (2012) and things have certainly rebounded quite nicely. The Welcome Lakes trail took quite a hit in that fire. The upper lake was "charcoal" (as someone relayed to me). The lower lake escaped part of the fire and looks much bette...
by RobFromRedland
August 12th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: steep trails

Just did Cripple Creek to Serene Lake and while it may not statistically be the steepest...geesh! Thankfully someone has logged out the trail that the Forest Service seems to have abandoned, but the trail tread has quite a side slope. Combined with the elevation gain it made for a heckuva hike. Pol...
by RobFromRedland
July 22nd, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake
Replies: 13
Views: 574

Re: Cool old photo of Burnt Lake

That is really cool, Cheryl. I always wondered what/how they used those helipads. They are/were all over the place, but most are pretty hidden now. It is fun to find them.

Thanks for posting the photo. Where did you find it?
by RobFromRedland
July 22nd, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trouble on Tumala Mt.
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Re: Trouble on Tumala Mt.

I didn't think the road had been closed, just in such poor shape it was almost impossible to navigate. I know when they put that new "radio repeater" (or whatever it is) up at the summit several years ago (10?), they improved the road - I'm assuming to get the new gear to the top. It only takes one ...
by RobFromRedland
July 10th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: So what happened to the Skyline sign??
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: So what happened to the Skyline sign??

It is definitely a shame - that was a cool old sign - old school for sure - you don't see them like that anymore. That sign has to be at least 30 or 40 years old by now. If it isn't in the area, I bet someone figured it was fair game for firewood since it was lying on the ground. That would be even ...
by RobFromRedland
July 10th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: So what happened to the Skyline sign??
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: So what happened to the Skyline sign??

I'm surprised you didn't see any remnants, but my guess is that it has succumbed to the elements. I would expect to see a bunch of broken wood on the ground, but who knows, maybe someone used it for firewood. I can't imagine the FS packed that sign out of there. Here is what it looked like in 2012 -...
by RobFromRedland
June 30th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718

For anyone who is interested in this hike, I was up that way today and road 45 is closed at the junction with 4540. It is still possible to get to Memaloose lake, however it is a much longer drive and the roads are very brushy. I was surprised when I saw it - when I got home I checked the FS website...
by RobFromRedland
June 21st, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718

There is a long section of road that looks like it was regraded in the past few days starting right where the pavement ends.. There is also a huge pile of gravel that is dumped off to the side of the road at that point. None of the remaining potholes were a problem but as you said, the game is to a...
by RobFromRedland
June 20th, 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain 061718

Wow Don - you must have a high tolerance for potholes! :lol: I was up that way a few weeks ago, and some of the road is good, but a lot of it has terrible potholes (at least from my perspective). The game is how to avoid the holes as you drive. Every year it just keeps getting worse. It isn't much f...