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by Sugar Pine
October 21st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Trees down across Huckleberry Mountain trail between Lost Lake and PCT
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Trees down across Huckleberry Mountain trail between Lost Lake and PCT

About 6 trees across across the trail starting about halfway up from Lost Lake to the PCT.
by Sugar Pine
October 21st, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Neahkahnie from North TH Closed
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Neahkahnie from North TH Closed

Drove to hike Neahkahnie, large sign across trail access from highway 101. https://stateparks.oregon.gov/index.cfm?do=park.profile&parkId=139 "Neahkahnie Mountain Trail north from the south trailhead to about 500’ beyond the summit viewpoint (45.743830, -123.947673 ) is open for an out-and-back hike...
by Sugar Pine
October 21st, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Long time reader, first time poster
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Long time reader, first time poster

My friends and I just use Google Drive, share docs and sheets with edit privileges. Also use Gaia to create routes to determine mileage (seems to get the mileage right, not sure of elevation gain). Don't know of any more specialized apps or sites to use.
by Sugar Pine
October 21st, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Skyline Trail (Lake Branch segment) – 07-02-20
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Old Skyline Trail (Lake Branch segment) – 07-02-20

I hiked this section of the Old Skyline in October (and should have read this post first because I looked for the Lake Branch Trail shown on Nat Geo and could not find it). I hiked along the Old Skyline from Lost Lake Butte, crossed Lost Lake Road, and walked along closed FR-13 until FR-13 crossed t...
by Sugar Pine
October 6th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Cascade Crest
Replies: 0
Views: 514

Indian Heaven Cascade Crest

Backpacked from Falls Creek Horse Camp to Indian Racetrack, up to Red Mountain, north on the CCT and back down the PCT after camping at Tombstone Lake at the end of Sept. We had great views from Red Mountain all around. The following day smoke had moved north blocking views of the peaks so we lucked...
by Sugar Pine
October 6th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Little Wildhorse Lake (Steens)
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Views: 402

Little Wildhorse Lake (Steens)

On a road trip in southeast Oregon we walked up to the Steens Mountain high point (up a road to radio towers) and then to Little Wildhorse Lake and some cross country hiking toward Big Indian Gorge. Amazing terrain and views, although obscured by smoke.
by Sugar Pine
September 23rd, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quartz Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 508

Quartz Creek

Backpacked from the Middle Lewis River up Quartz Creek. Did not see any other hikers, perhaps because it forecast to rain today, which it did at about 6:00 am. It was also a weekday, but given the closure of so many other areas, we expected to see some other hikers. Loved all the old-growth trees al...
by Sugar Pine
September 20th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buck Creek-Wicky Shelter Loop Hike
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Buck Creek-Wicky Shelter Loop Hike

Hiked the Buck Creek-Wicky Shelter Loop Hike today. A bit too early for much fall color and too late for huckleberries. The trail was in good shape. Only passed a couple groups of horse riders and a couple mountain bike riders. Pretty dry, doesn't seem like this area had much rain. No issues with sm...
by Sugar Pine
August 13th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paradise Park-Hidden Lake Loop Hike
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Paradise Park-Hidden Lake Loop Hike

Backpacked the Paradise Park - Hidden Lake loop, camping at Paradise Park at the end of July. Ideal conditions, amazing flowers and sunset views. The field guide description mentions downed trees from 2018, but nearly all were cleared from the trail. We had to go over two and under one in that area....
by Sugar Pine
July 3rd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badger Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Badger Creek

Backpacked up Badger Creek toward Badger Lake 7/1 and 7/2. A couple heading down the trail reported high winds at the lake which was affirmed by another hiker, so we set up camp just past the Post Camp trail. We then day hiked up to the lake and back. It was very windy, cloudy and misting at the lak...