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by huckleberries
March 22nd, 2021, 4:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Topspur-Bald Mountain-Cairn Basin-Wyeast Basin-Elk Cove and back 8/4/20
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Timberline Trail section hiking: Topspur-Bald Mountain-Cairn Basin-Wyeast Basin-Elk Cove and back 8/4/20

I have to admit I was pretty distracted at the meadow, lining up my next panorama. But then when the "Timberline Trail" I thought I was on turned into little more than a cowpath, something seemed way off.

Thank you!
by huckleberries
March 20th, 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Elk Meadows-Gnarl Ridge-Newton Creek-Timberline Lodge 8/3/19
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Timberline Trail section hiking: Elk Meadows-Gnarl Ridge-Newton Creek-Timberline Lodge 8/3/19

Here's the map of Mt. Hood area 360 panoramic scenes I've shot and put online (there's a few in the backlog waiting to be processed):

https://www.vrlog.com/catalog/mt-hood-n ... t-map.html
by huckleberries
March 20th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail section hiking: Topspur-Bald Mountain-Cairn Basin-Wyeast Basin-Elk Cove and back 8/4/20
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Timberline Trail section hiking: Topspur-Bald Mountain-Cairn Basin-Wyeast Basin-Elk Cove and back 8/4/20

Timberline hike log -- August 4th, 2020. This is part 4 of my section hiking of the Timberline Trail. See this post for part 3: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=29021&p=214215 See this post for part 2: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=28480&p=210450 See t...
by huckleberries
March 9th, 2021, 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Off trail excursion leads to mysterious chair on tree east of Mt. Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Off trail excursion leads to mysterious chair on tree east of Mt. Hood

My first guess was some sort of geocache.

Thank you all for satisfying my curiosity--I'm not that tempted to go back.
by huckleberries
March 9th, 2021, 5:06 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Off trail excursion leads to mysterious chair on tree east of Mt. Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Off trail excursion leads to mysterious shrine on tree east of Mt. Hood

Forgot to mention the scale -- it didn't seem like a chair that would fit an adult, more child-sized. I didn't notice that padding-like thing was underneath the mesh rather than on top of it. But a hunting related object would make sense, and explain the need for a viewshed.
by huckleberries
March 8th, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Off trail excursion leads to mysterious chair on tree east of Mt. Hood
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Off trail excursion leads to mysterious chair on tree east of Mt. Hood

Taking the day off, my partner and I did some off-trail snowshoeing today on the east side of the mountain, to Newton Creek below Elk Mountain. We might have gone the standard way that puts you at the trail up to Elk Meadows but the bridge over Clark Creek was a bit precarious looking with the snow ...
by huckleberries
August 5th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2341

Re: Barrett Spur Scramble, 8/2/2020

In the photo titled "An oasis just before the top:" it looks like there is a person up in the draw. Did you see other people in the red (off-trail) areas?
by huckleberries
August 5th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mazama to Cairn Basin 2020/08/02
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Mazama to Cairn Basin 2020/08/02

Thank you for the report and photos. I was thinking of doing one of those more obscure trails myself to get away from the crowds, but I decided to go on the TT on a midweek day to mitigate the crowds a bit. Your mention of mosquitoes was very helpful as at the last second I threw some insect repelle...
by huckleberries
August 2nd, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2169

Re: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020

Thank you for the report... very interesting. You mention the timing and direction being chosen to avoid weekend crowds on the west side. So even though there is a huge disruption going on right now, you find there are still weekend crowds on Mt. Hood? ... I have to admit, of all the Timberline segm...
by huckleberries
July 19th, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail Loop in a day - July 17, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Re: Timberline Trail Loop in a day - July 17, 2020

Wow! Thank you for sharing what it's like to do the whole trail in a day, and details on conditions as well. Would be great to see more photos. I have never gotten that close to 40 miles in a day, so I'm in awe.