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by huckleberries
August 23rd, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Cloud Cap to Newton Creek and back 7/20/19
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Timberline Trail section hiking: Cloud Cap to Newton Creek and back 7/20/19

Timberline hike log for Cloud Cap to Newton Creek and back-- July 20, 2019. This is part 2 of my section hiking of the Timberline Trail this year. I got an early start, arriving at the Cloud Cap trailhead by 8am after two hours drive. There were already a lot of cars at the parking lot. I did some s...
by huckleberries
July 3rd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Top Spur to Ramona Falls and back 6/30/19
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Top Spur to Ramona Falls and back June 30, 2019

I did forget to turn on my GPS at the trailhead but it was powered up once I got up to the PCT. Here's the elevation profile generated by TrailRunner, which says it was actually 12.5 miles (12.05 + the missing Top Spur start of 0.5) miles and 3168 feet (2848 + the delta from the beginning) of elevat...
by huckleberries
July 1st, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Top Spur to Ramona Falls and back 6/30/19
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Top Spur to Ramona Falls June 30, 2019

Yes, I've hiked a few sections of the PCT, it makes it manageable when you have a full-time job or otherwise cannot spend half a year through-hiking. I'll have to look into the Mazamas event -- that sounds reasonable. The out-and-back nature of my section hiking means I get to do the whole trail twi...
by huckleberries
June 30th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Top Spur to Ramona Falls and back 6/30/19
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Timberline Trail section hiking: Top Spur to Ramona Falls and back 6/30/19

Recently I decided to "section hike" the Timberline Trail. There is a long story why this works better for me than backpacking the whole thing in one go which I will dispense with for now. So far I've done Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park, and Cloud Cap to Elk Cove. Today's section was Top Spur to ...
by huckleberries
January 29th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Umbrella Falls trail in winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Umbrella Falls trail in winter

My one experience trying to snowshoe in the winter around Timberline Lodge was not very good. If you head south on the PCT, you immediately are faced with a treacherous canyon -- at least if the snow is anything beyond minimal. Heading the other way towards Paradise Park, you have to cross several s...
by huckleberries
January 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Umbrella Falls trail in winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Umbrella Falls trail in winter

Yes, we had a good outing. The sunshine was delightful. Out of curiosity, I looked over ten maps of Mt Hood that depict trails in that area. The trail to Umbrella Falls is not noted as out of bounds due to Hood River Meadows restrictions during winter. Maybe those are listed in fine print somewhere....
by huckleberries
January 26th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18
Replies: 38
Views: 6491

Re: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18

The link http://gpsfly.org/u/Born2BBrad/ seems to no longer work. The site seems to have been bought by a domain parking lot.
by huckleberries
January 21st, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Umbrella Falls trail in winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Umbrella Falls trail in winter

Since this was our alternate destination for the day (and largely seemed possible because a sign on the Newton Creek trail fork said Umbrella Falls 1.3 or 1.5 miles, along with a lot of snowshoe tracks), I didn't research it thoroughly. I had no idea it was going to traverse so much of Hood Meadows....
by huckleberries
January 21st, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Umbrella Falls trail in winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Umbrella Falls trail in winter

Having been down the Newton Creek trail to Newton Creek and beyond many times, we thought the Umbrella Falls trail sounded interesting. We parked at the HRM nordic center lot this morning and headed up the Umbrella Falls trail on a good solid base of at least 20 inches of snow, the top few being rec...
by huckleberries
August 9th, 2018, 6:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Big Huckleberry Mountain from Grassy Knoll TH on August 5, 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Big Huckleberry Mountain from Grassy Knoll TH on August 5, 2018

I think of a territorial view as allowing you to see at least a kilometer or two of territory. What I didn't mention is the 16 oz of water I guzzled at the car as I headed in. But yes, I think I was under the amount that I would prefer -- many hikes you'd probably run across some water you could fil...