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by adamschneider
October 18th, 2021, 2:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sleeping Beauty
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Sleeping Beauty

drm wrote:
October 18th, 2021, 1:35 pm
the rocky south face must make for a nice long class IV climb
When I was there, I wondered whether anyone ever tried to scramble up from Skull Creek. I felt like it might have been interesting to climb UP, but going down would be awful.
by adamschneider
October 6th, 2021, 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur via Cathedral Ridge 2021/10/03
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Barrett Spur via Cathedral Ridge 2021/10/03

rubiks wrote:
October 6th, 2021, 8:03 pm
For reference, here's the broad flat area that surprised me.
Yeah, it's kind of an unusual spot. There are great alpine wildflower gardens up there in late June and July, when the snow has melted up high but the Timberline Trail is still buried.
by adamschneider
October 5th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

If Adams is not on the east side, then MSH is far to the west. That's for sure. And geologists are still trying to figure out how it all works underground. The latest evidence suggests that MSH is getting its magma from a source that's well to the east of the mountain itself. Longview Daily News , ...
by adamschneider
October 5th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet more Indian Heaven color
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Yet more Indian Heaven color

Note that the Thomas Lake Trail between Rock and Sahalee Tyee Lakes is fairly wet and soggy. It wouldn't be Indian Heaven in the fall without soggy trails. :) I was there on Saturday; we did a short lollipop from the Thomas Lake Trailhead to Rock Lake and Blue Lake. I found a nice little boot path ...
by adamschneider
October 5th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

The Cascades are not a plate boundary uplift range like the Sierra Nevada, they have their own hotspots, so I don't think the offshore plate boundary is really relevant. The Cascades are a volcanic arc associated with a subduction zone, so the offshore plate boundary is EXTREMELY relevant! https://...
by adamschneider
October 4th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Illumination Saddle -- 10/02/21
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Illumination Saddle -- 10/02/21

I went up to Illumination Saddle in October a few years back, but we didn't bother with Palmer; we just went pretty much due north from the lodge, mostly on snow.

Illumination Saddle map.jpg

...but I guess, looking at the map, we did come pretty close to both Palmer and Silcox Hut.
by adamschneider
October 2nd, 2021, 10:57 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Revegitation after the Eagle Creek fire
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Revegitation after the Eagle Creek fire

The date on the image series appears incorrect however as it shows damage form the Labor Day windstorm and fires. How does that make it incorrect? The Labor Day firestorm was in 2020. In other news, I had no idea that Bald Mountain Ridge was devastated like that. That's crazy. I wonder whether the ...
by adamschneider
September 29th, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge Trailhead to Elk Cove
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Vista Ridge Trailhead to Elk Cove

jvangeld wrote:
September 29th, 2021, 1:11 pm
The lighting and colors in your last pictures is amazing. Good job capturing that.
They've been heavily processed (HDR).
by adamschneider
September 28th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry

Webfoot wrote:
September 28th, 2021, 11:40 am
Are those blackcaps as tasty as they are pretty?
Yup, them's good eatin'. Not nearly as prolific as the invasive blackberries though.
by adamschneider
September 27th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry

I've definitely seen them around, but they're much less common than the ubiquitous Armenian blackberries. I don't think the thorns are ALWAYS quite so "hooked." (Or maybe the pure-bred ones have nastier thorns and I've mostly encountered hybrids?)