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by JustSomeHiker
August 19th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15

Did you happen to hike the Lake of the Woods trail from Bingham Ridge up to the PCT?? If so, wondering how conditions are?? The FS said that section of trail is totally unhikable due to deadfall. Thanks!! I "hiked" the Lake of the Woods trail a couple weeks back and would agree with the forest serv...
by JustSomeHiker
July 20th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: July 16-18 Mt Margaret Backcountry via Norway Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: July 16-18 Mt Margaret Backcountry via Norway Pass

We were the only people at Dome, yet all permits were taken I believe in years past most of the camps would allow two different groups on the same night, but this year they are exclusively 1 group per night at all camps except for Ridge Camp, which still allows two groups at a time. Taken directly ...
by JustSomeHiker
June 6th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silverstar Goat Surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 1308

Re: Silverstar Goat Surprise

I suspect the Silver Star Goat is all by himself, as no one has ever seen more than one up there. He must be lonely... In fall of 2017 I was on Silver Star and encountered an adult goat and it's kid. No idea if they migrated there together from elsewhere, or if the 3rd member of their family was so...
by JustSomeHiker
May 19th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Deaths at Panther Creek Falls?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Deaths at Panther Creek Falls?

I believe they are referring to the use trails that lead to the base of the waterfall being closed. Last time I was out there in late September/Early October, the forest service had posted multiple signs indicating the lower areas was closed and they had put up orange plastic fencing in an attempt t...
by JustSomeHiker
May 11th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 1341

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

I approached Ridge Camp from the Coldwater Trail, then exited the area following the South Coldwater Trail to form a loop. I remember reading this thread before doing the hike and was intending to look for springs or other water sources, but can't for the life of me remember seeing a reliable spring...
by JustSomeHiker
May 11th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 1341

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

So, I just got back from hiking up to Ridge Camp and back. Those pictures definitely do not appear to be from the camp itself, the view doesn't quite match. I was losing daylight and didn't have time to explore further, but If I had to guess I would assume they were taken from somewhere further east...
by JustSomeHiker
May 8th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 1341

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

A little off topic, but I thought I would ask here since this thread has recent activity. Does anyone have any experience with Ridge Camp that can definitively say if it has a decent view or is worth checking out? I've tried searching old threads and searching Google for images of the actual camp, b...
by JustSomeHiker
August 31st, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: toughest creek crossings on Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: toughest creek crossings on Hood

I think this is one of those questions that is going to be very subjective. Not only does it come down to the actual river/weather conditions when the crossing was done- but also how the individual hikers was feeling when they attempted the crossing. I just did the loop for the first time earlier th...
by JustSomeHiker
July 13th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lewis River and Quartz Creek
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Lewis River and Quartz Creek

bobcat wrote:
July 13th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Scientifically, there isn't much difference between a wild "blueberry" vs. a "huckleberry" vs. a "cranberry" etc.: They're all in the genus Vaccinium.
Good to know, I appreciate the info! Now as long as we can all agree they are edible, I really don't care what we call them :D
by JustSomeHiker
July 12th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lewis River and Quartz Creek
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: Lewis River and Quartz Creek

I hiked that a couple weeks ago with some friends. We were all debating whether or not those were actually blueberries- so it's nice to find confirmation to finally settle that dispute!