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by sparklehorse
September 1st, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet another Wallowas trip!!
Replies: 8
Views: 399

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: 399

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: 132

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: 1185

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: 1185

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...
by sparklehorse
July 3rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains

Funny place for a first time post (long time lurker), but like some others here I am also planning on a 3 day loop in the Wallowas this coming weekend. Does anyone know if the brownie basin area (off bowman) or the swamp lake area (off copper creek) tend to hold snow similarly to the main lakes bas...
by sparklehorse
July 2nd, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 1037

Re: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains

Jerry - You talking about descending Polaris Pass to the west fork? That huge slope can be scary if it's still got snow on it and I would expect at least a little, if not more. I'm thinking of doing an East Fork - West Fork loop in August. How is that decent from Polaris Pass down to the West Fork ...
by sparklehorse
May 27th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input

Jerry did a great job on the Three Sisters Loop page in the Field Guide:

https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... sters_Hike
by sparklehorse
May 27th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Rough PCT Itinerary, Seeking Input

I’d vote for the Three Sisters loop over the Mt. Hood trip for a beginner. It’s a bit longer but the creek crossings are super easy by comparison and the trail has much less verticality to it. A lot of ups and downs on that Timberline Trail. Plus the Three Sisters includes a nice stretch of the PCT ...
by sparklehorse
August 27th, 2017, 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Diamond Peak Wilderness - West side - 8/25/17
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: Diamond Peak Wilderness - West side - 8/25/17

Thanks for the report. If you get another chance to head up there I can't recommend the east side of Diamond Peak enough. It's much more alpine and scenic than the west side of the mountain. That whole stretch of the PCT along the east side is a real gem. Here's my report from last year...the photos...