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by sparklehorse
May 18th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Plains of Abraham, 1987
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: The Plains of Abraham, 1987

I also found this pre-eruption image I intended to use for my 2009 trip report on the Plains of Abraham. It’s hard to tell, but it may show some stunted trees growing there prior to the eruption... https://photos.smugmug.com/Recent-Galleries/The-Plains-of-Abraham/i-BPgg55p/0/6a9e8038/O/plains%20of%2...
by sparklehorse
May 18th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Plains of Abraham, 1987
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: The Plains of Abraham, 1987

Does anybody have a photo of the plains from before? Was it forested? Hi Dean, According to one book I have, the Plains of Abraham was mostly treeless prior to the eruption due to frequent winter avalanches. The book includes a 1962 USFS photo of the Plains showing some avalanche activity... https:...
by sparklehorse
May 17th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Plains of Abraham, 1987
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

The Plains of Abraham, 1987

D952AD28-A1B7-4598-AD44-3FE5FA040DBD.jpeg (Opening shot) Well, here’s a blast from the past, pun intended. In June of 1987 I hiked the eastern flank of Mt. St. Helens with my friend Jeff and my dog Dusty. This was the first year the area was opened to hikers following the eruption seven years earli...
by sparklehorse
May 14th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sawtooths Backpack, July 1995
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Sawtooths Backpack, July 1995

Thanks everyone! Glad you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane. I have one more 'time machine' trip I'll be posting soon. Glad to see a number of people have been to the Sawtooths already. Sure is purdy up that way! And not really that far of a drive either. To Bobcat: In case you're interested...
by sparklehorse
May 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sawtooths Backpack, July 1995
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Sawtooths Backpack, July 1995

95-07 4267 Sawtooths 23 opening.jpg (Opening shot) Temporarily laid off from work, I decided to make use of my stay-at-home time by scanning some of the many Kodachrome slides I shot back during the ‘age of film’. So, now that I have some of those photos digitized, here’s a VERY belated Sawtooths t...
by sparklehorse
September 1st, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet another Wallowas trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Re: Yet another Wallowas trip!!

<snip> Just out of curiosity, how do you book the Aneroid Lake cabins? Do you contact the caretaker on arrival? I see this, which, after your account, confuses me: http://eaglecapwildernessoutfitters.com/Summer-Adventures/Cabins-Aneroid-Lake/ <snip> Burnside I think the link you posted is for an ou...
by sparklehorse
August 31st, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet another Wallowas trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1286

Yet another Wallowas trip!!

48C596B4-6468-4AB3-80C8-3A2BDC2C3CC6.jpeg (Opening shot of Aneroid Lake) Wow, I can’t believe how many trip reports there have been on the Wallowas this season! It’s crazy! That's great that folks are getting out there though. It's a very special area, one of the best for backpacking in Oregon in m...
by sparklehorse
August 13th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: User Test Forum
Topic: Test
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Test

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by sparklehorse
July 25th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowas, polaris pass loop - July 9, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

Re: Wallowas, polaris pass loop - July 9, 2019

Thanks Jerry!
by sparklehorse
July 25th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowas, polaris pass loop - July 9, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2174

Re: Wallowas, polaris pass loop - July 9, 2019

Thanks for the report Jerry! Helpful info as I'm also headed that way in a couple weeks. Can you tell me more about the hike down from Polaris Pass? What you wrote really got my attention: "The trail down from Polaris Pass was sketchy, especially the first 100 feet or so. Fairly steep trail sideways...