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by CyrusK.
March 2nd, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: St Helens Lake 02/20/2020

I tried this last Thursday, but I ended up turning back before getting to the lake. I'll have to try again sometime.
by CyrusK.
December 19th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?

Thanks!
by CyrusK.
December 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?

Ok, so that’s the original camp blossom. Has anyone been to illumination landing? (I’m looking at you, Chip :lol: )
by CyrusK.
December 18th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Where was Camp Blossom?

Yeah I was wondering about that timberline cabin. I thought it might have been Silcox.
by CyrusK.
December 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

This was not what I was implying.
by CyrusK.
December 18th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

I noticed that the even though the grain was straight, it curved slightly sideways around the raised argyle patterns. Maybe the warped grain caused the raised ridges in the trunk? Also, I think we can actually test this, we just need to find and keep track of more argyle trees. Bluegrass Ridge might...
by CyrusK.
December 18th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Has anyone seen Camp Blossom?

I’ve noticed a “Camp Blossom” mentioned on some old maps, usually just up the mountain from Timberline. 2C0DCD5C-28D9-42A7-8DF1-322C33A6184B.jpeg I also found this photo of a small cabin that’s clearly somewhere near Timberline (notice Illumination Rock in the background). 5E2F94BE-CD62-408B-952F-1A...
by CyrusK.
December 17th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

I did a little research into spiral grain, which I think might be related. Here's some links in case you want to check this out: https://www.conifers.org/topics/spiral_grain.php, https://pubs.cif-ifc.org/doi/pdf/10.5558/tfc33335-4.
by CyrusK.
December 17th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

Good idea, let's try and find out where the photos were taken. They're clearly more common than expected. Also, I wonder if the recent burn zones have revealed more.
by CyrusK.
December 17th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

Yeah I wasn’t sure about the mistletoe, it just fit the pattern that most of the Argyle trees were found on the east side in the rain shadow (and that I noticed several mistletoe-infected trees nearby). The second theory (that the tree twisting in the wind as it grows causes spiral lines of stress, ...