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by dgweston
July 11th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.

Great overnighter and one of my favorite areas! Your salamander looks very much like a Cope's giant salamander, right on the eastern edge of its range. Wow - I've never seen one, but now I know where to look! UPDATE: according to the Facebook herp ID group, my salamander friend is a Ambystoma graci...
by dgweston
July 9th, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.

We camped at Oval Lake just a few weeks ago - the froggy evensong was something special, but no mysterious snuffling in the wee hours. If you go again, I endorse keeping going past the Palisades to the Fret Point lookout tower, which is an active firewatch in the summer. It is manned June - Septemb...
by dgweston
July 9th, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.

Great overnighter and one of my favorite areas! Your salamander looks very much like a Cope's giant salamander, right on the eastern edge of its range. Wow - I've never seen one, but now I know where to look! Thanks, Bobcat. I wondered about the Cope's. It was so fun watching the guy/gal swim aroun...
by dgweston
July 8th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Overnight Fret Creek to Palisades Point and Lookout Mt.

It's July 8, 2018 and I'm just back from an overnight backpack trip. Loads of wildflowers (couldn't post photos of all), a reliable water source at Oval Lake camp, and two spectacular overlooks. I started at Fret Creek trail head and hiked in just shy of 2 miles to reach Oval Lake. It's short but th...
by dgweston
June 5th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badger Creek Overnight 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Badger Creek Overnight 2018

About this time last year I overnight backpacked in Badger Creek Wilderness. I saw (and heard) a rattlesnake, so it was an exciting and memorable trip. http://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25522&p=193596#p193596 This year's trip I covered many more miles, but things were more tame. ...
by dgweston
May 30th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek backpack 5/26-28
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek backpack 5/26-28

What beautiful photos - thank you for sharing!
by dgweston
May 30th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lewis River Traverse Hike
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Lewis River Traverse Hike

That tree was framed! It's innocent!
by dgweston
May 30th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Falcon to Short Sand Beach
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Cape Falcon to Short Sand Beach

Wooooooooow! Beautiful - and what a treat to see!
by dgweston
May 28th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cape Falcon to Short Sand Beach
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Cape Falcon to Short Sand Beach

From 5/12/2018 The Oregon Coast is gorgeous. I hiked Cape Falcon to Short Sand Beach and back. 1/3 of the way back, I learned from a fellow hiker that I could have just hiked one direction and hopped on the shuttle that runs along highway 101 for the other direction. I would have gladly paid the $3 ...
by dgweston
May 28th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lewis River Traverse Hike
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Lewis River Traverse Hike

From May 19, 2018 weekend. My first overnight backpack of the season. Great choice for anyone with kids. There are good camping spots just 2.3 miles in, without much climbing. I took the second campsite. It's right on trail, but easy to set up a hammock by the water, out of eyesight (and hearing) fr...