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by sparklehorse
July 3rd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 6/26/19 - Lake Legore, Wallowa Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 857

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: 857

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: 425

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: 425

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: 1468

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...
by sparklehorse
August 27th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Strawberry Eclipse Backpack
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

Re: Strawberry Eclipse Backpack

Hello Webfoot, Paul2, texasbb and romann. Thank you for all the kind words on the report and photos, glad you all enjoyed it. And romann, Kola says many thanks to you for saying he's a beautiful dog. He's quite vain, that Kola is. And thanks to leiavoia for posting your panos and mini report on the ...
by sparklehorse
August 26th, 2017, 10:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Solar eclipse (and LOTS of smoke) at Stahlman Point
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: Solar eclipse (and LOTS of smoke) at Stahlman Point

That's too bad about the smoke. Sounds like it was still a pretty awesome viewing spot though. It is surprising to me just how many people made it up to these lesser known vantage points for the eclipse. I knew there'd be a lot of people here for the event, but the effort so many were willing to exp...
by sparklehorse
August 26th, 2017, 9:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eclipse @ Baskett Slough
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Re: Eclipse @ Baskett Slough

Awesome shots, and loved the video too! That's one of the best Diamond Ring photos I've seen. Kudos!
by sparklehorse
August 26th, 2017, 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Mountain Eclipse - Aug 21, 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Re: East Mountain Eclipse - Aug 21, 2017

Love your helmet cam video Paul! Wish I'd thought of doing that. Great idea.
by sparklehorse
August 26th, 2017, 9:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gray Butte eclipse viewing
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Gray Butte eclipse viewing

Roman, your photos give a good sense of the "360 degrees of sunset" effect that I had read about, but forgot to look for. Looks like you picked a great spot. I'd not heard of Gray Butte before. Thanks for sharing.