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by buckwheat
December 16th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Oregon Desert Trail in February
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Oregon Desert Trail in February

Hi everyone - My work is going to be shutdown for most of February for construction, so I will have 1-4 weeks to play with. I was hoping of going to eastern Oregon and hiking some sections of the ODT. Longest stretch I would want to do would probably be 40-50 miles, but ideally I wouldn't just be hi...
by buckwheat
August 18th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Breightonbush Lake Trailhead
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Breightonbush Lake Trailhead

Yeah. Last summer me and my lady took her impreza up that road to the lake and then hiked over to Jeff Park from there, and we may have ripped part of her bumper on the way up. Part of it looked like a landslide had covered the 'road', and other sections had washed away and had like an 18" stream in...
by buckwheat
August 17th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Broken Top Aug 15-16 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Broken Top Aug 15-16 2020

I had made a loop of Broken Top in 2016 or 2017, but I went counterclockwise, and skipped the rim trail and instead did some roadwalking on the SE section of the loop, followed by walking through a long clearcut hike connecting back up to the Tam Trail. I felt like I needed to do it again, but going...
by buckwheat
August 13th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: maps
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: maps

I know you specifically said buy maps, but with your smart phone, unless youre going to be gone long enough for your battery to die, or you really love the tactile feel of paper maps, the USFS has great free maps in pdf form for download.*** https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/rastergateway/states-regi...
by buckwheat
August 10th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Camping suggestions on PCT Mathieu Lakes to Sisters Mirror Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Camping suggestions on PCT Mathieu Lakes to Sisters Mirror Lake?

The whole area is gorgeous. I have a trip report from last summer about hiking from Obsidian down to South Sister which will cover most of this area, if you want to look at any of it. There is great camping at Eileen Lake, its about a mile off the PCT. Tremendous views of the 3 sisters, and you're s...
by buckwheat
August 9th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25

I think I saw 1 dog on this hike, and 1 dog when I was over by Belknap the previous month, both of them had those doggy booties on them, and seemed to do fine from the minute or so I saw of each of them. If the whole loop, you mean the circle around the 3 sisters, as long as the dog is behaved, I do...
by buckwheat
August 9th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25

As similar as the 'central cascades' is to itself, I am constantly amazed by how I can go 10-15 miles down trail or highway and find new and different experiences and views and hiking conditions. I'm practically going back to the same area next weekend, and its going to be much different than this, ...
by buckwheat
August 9th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25
Replies: 6
Views: 700

North Sister PCT Section Day Hike July 25

As a follow to my previous post (Mt Washington Wilderness June 20-21) - I decided to cover the distance of the PCT between hwy 242 and the Obsidian LEA. I had already hiked the Obsidian LEA down to Mirror Lakes, so this was a small gap that I figured I could knock out in a day on my project to secti...
by buckwheat
August 9th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Washington Wilderness June 20-21
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Mt Washington Wilderness June 20-21

I've been terrible about trip reports this summer and just as bad with taking pictures, but I got a few hours this morning, so I am going to try to bang out a couple. This summer and last, I've been chipping away at the Oregon PCT, one weekend at a time. One of the easiest to get to sections that I ...
by buckwheat
August 9th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: The Famous Eagle Creek Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: The Famous Eagle Creek Trail

Eagle Creek up to 7.5 mile camp was like the second backpacking trip I went on 15ish years ago, and I fell in love with it. My current GF is getting into hiking and camping with some prodding from me, and I really want to show her Eagle Creek. She's from Arizona originally, so she's in love with the...