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by sttjones
November 12th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

Thanks! We are studying what to do on the Oregon side for the Eagle Creek fire. We want the trail to be in the backcountry as much as possible but we may have to use Trail #400 and the Historic Highway State Trail in places for quite some time.
by sttjones
November 11th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Hantwick Rd TH - No overnight parking

The Chinook Trail Association recently published trail guides for the Washington side of the Chinook Trail. Hantwick being a day-use site is noted in the guide: Trailhead information The Chinook Trail begins at Hantwick Road Trailhead 29601 NE Hantwick Rd, Battle Ground, WA 98604 • Latitude: 45.8378...
by sttjones
November 11th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soda Peaks Lake 11/8/19
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Soda Peaks Lake 11/8/19

A friend and I hiked up to Soda Peaks Lake and Soda Peak on Friday. The trail is in great shape, just a couple of deadfalls. You'll see some huge old-growth trees along the trail, especially just after crossing Trapper Creek. You'll be walking through the forest and suddenly you notice all these hug...
by sttjones
January 9th, 2016, 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marble Mountain Snow Park, WA
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Marble Mountain Snow Park, WA

I saw some flakes coming down, but the temps were about 34 degrees. The snow was wet and has consolidated so I didn't need my snowshoes to walk on the popular trails. Some of the trails hadn't been trodden on yet and you do need snowshoes for those. There is a slight ice crust on the unpacked snow a...
by sttjones
September 17th, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summerland - Mt Rainier 9.12.15
Replies: 17
Views: 2978

Re: Summerland - Mt Rainier 9.12.15

That was a great trip. Looking forward to good weather in October. I see the snow level is dropping down to 6000 feet again, which will freeze the wildflowers. I only saw one Monkeyflower at Summerland. I hiked a trail off Westside road Monday and the fall mushrooms were really sprouting. The warm w...
by sttjones
June 5th, 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Lower Catherine Creek/Major Creek off trail exploration
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Lower Catherine Creek/Major Creek off trail exploration

I was wondering how you got that picture of the woodpecker with your camera. The birds hardly ever wait long enough for me to get a good picture.
by sttjones
October 19th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Thursday, October 21?
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Thursday, October 20?

I too saw the change in the weather coming so I'm off to hike Mt. Defiance tomorrow (Wednesday). Sorry I have other plans on Thursday.
Too bad you couldn't hike defiance tomorrow.
by sttjones
October 17th, 2010, 5:58 am
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: My tick list for summer '10 -- always looking for partners
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

Re: My tick list for summer '10 -- always looking for partners

1. Eagle Creek - Tanner loop (~24 miles) - overnighter. Bring water shoes for that crossing of Eagle Creek 1.5 miles south of 7 1/2 Mile Camp. I hiked this a couple of years ago and I forgot my camera. We were able to hop across Eagle Creek but I can see that you would have to wade it sometimes. I w...
by sttjones
September 30th, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Eagle Creek - Tanner Butte Loop - Some sunny weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Eagle Creek - Tanner Butte Loop - Some sunny weekend

How about a 25 to 30 mile backpacking trip in the Gorge. Great views and great forests. Start from Eagle Creek to Big Cedars camp, then out Sunday via Tanner Butte. I would want to reschedule on Wednesday or Thursday if forecast calls for rain on both weekend days. I've backpacked this once before b...
by sttjones
March 12th, 2009, 8:56 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: gorge or snowshoe 03/12 &/or 03/13
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: gorge or snowshoe 03/12 &/or 03/13

I expect you'll run into snow an any trail in the Gorge. I bet Table Mountain has 5 feet of snow or more on top of it. I think the snow starts at less than 2,000 feet and gets deeper from there. If you haven't been for a while, heading uphill from White River West sno-park is great on a clear day. T...