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by Sugar Pine
June 23rd, 2022, 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falls Creek Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Falls Creek Trail

We hiked the Falls Creek Trail from Falls Creek Horse Camp to the Falls Creek Falls overlook over two days, giving us time to check out the Lava Caves. We followed the great field guide description, day hiking from the Falls Creek Horse Camp to FR 67 with a stop at the Lava Caves on the way back. In...
by Sugar Pine
June 18th, 2022, 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley

Thanks for opening the trail. I hiked from Railcar Falls to Kueffler Rd in 2018 and from Kueffler Rd to Hardy Ridge and on to Hardy Creek in 2019. Don't know if all this was along your trail, but I don't recall too many problems except a ~200 ft bushwack from Phlox point down to a trail to the west....
by Sugar Pine
June 18th, 2022, 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley

Thanks for the info, although if this wasn't the old Russ Jolley trail then someone else made this trail?
by Sugar Pine
June 17th, 2022, 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Duncan Creek & Russ Jolley

Hiking the WA Russ Jolley from Duncan Creek east was on my hiking to-do list and finally completed it today. We followed the Field Guide directions up Duncan Creek to Railcar Falls, then backtracked to the Russ Jolley trail. There were three cars at the trailhead and the trail is in great shape; see...
by Sugar Pine
June 14th, 2022, 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Santiam Highway Update
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Santiam Highway Update

Tried to do a couple of short hikes along the Santiam Highway. Hackleman Grove was signed "Trail closed due to hazards". "Will reopen after July 15, 2022". The House Rock Falls loop was closed , although there is a reroute along Santiam Wagon Road to get to the waterfall. There is quite a bit of sno...
by Sugar Pine
June 12th, 2022, 3:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McKenzie River Trail and Santiam Wagon Road Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 452

McKenzie River Trail and Santiam Wagon Road Trail

Day hiked the McKenzie River trail from the north trailhead to the ranger station, minus the section closed by the 2021 Knoll Fire, over 2 days. The hike was very wet (rained most of the weekend). The trail is in pretty good shape. Between the Carmen dam and Blue Pool there are many low hanging mapl...
by Sugar Pine
June 12th, 2022, 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kalama River Falls from Kalama Horse Camp
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Kalama River Falls from Kalama Horse Camp

I somehow missed these responses. Thank you for the great info!
by Sugar Pine
June 12th, 2022, 2:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Trails for viewing wild rhododendrons within 90 minutes of Bend?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Trails for viewing wild rhododendrons within 90 minutes of Bend?

There are rhododendrons blooming now on the lower section of the McKenzie River Trail, up stream of the ranger station. Blooms are lovely but not an area dense with rhodies.
by Sugar Pine
June 12th, 2022, 1:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake

We didn’t hike around the lake, just from the Eagle Creek trail to the junction where the PCT turns toward Indian Springs. There was snow everywhere we could see; however, it did seem like being near water impacted the snow level (cooling effect?) We crossed snow on the hike up near a stream, then n...