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by applesaucebake
November 16th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?

How is the exposure on the route? As in, are there any steep cliff drop offs at any point with unsure footing?
by applesaucebake
November 11th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?

Wanting to do my first go ahead at Mount Defiance within the next couple of weeks. How is snowpack and route finding? Is microspikes needed? I am experienced but I don't want going in blind without any solid beta. If its too risky, I am considering just holding off until a summer/spring summit inste...
by applesaucebake
September 26th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

This is definitely something I want to keep doing. St Helens was so much fun. Just want to keep doing similar routes so I can get comfortable doing them before getting into the real sketchy stuff.
by applesaucebake
September 26th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

I got the chance to do a St Helens Summit 3 weeks ago with no real expectation of the route (via Monitor Ridge trail to the Crater rim). I figured it would be similar to just a steep long slog (like South Sister) for 4 miles then back. I was wrong. About two miles was straight up scrambling. I would...
by applesaucebake
January 23rd, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Suunto 9 - No gradient metric?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Suunto 9 - No gradient metric?

Just got a Suunto 9 Baro version. Won't go into the details about everything its capable of because I'm sure many of you know the details of the watch. Its almost perfect. For one minor issue. No Gradient metric?? I find this completely dumbfounding. For something catered to the trail/ultrarunning, ...
by applesaucebake
January 18th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.

I appreciate the info! How is the snow and ice conditions on these hikes during the wintertime?
by applesaucebake
January 17th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.

Thanks for the info. I've never done these hikes at all. Do any of them have any serious exposure concerns that coupled with icy conditions could make things a little dicey? Mt. Defiance is a class 2 at absolute most correct?
by applesaucebake
January 17th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Maps and Navigation
Topic: Is Alltrails suitable enough for route planning?
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Is Alltrails suitable enough for route planning?

Currently, I use Alltrails but haven't really gone on a big enough trip to warrant use of planning a route as the beta is usually straightforward in finding a trail. So I wouldn't really know the extent to Alltrails app usefulness or if its missing anything significant for people who do this stuff f...
by applesaucebake
January 17th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Info and safety conditions for these Gorge hikes in the winter.

I am an experienced trail runner and hiker but just moved to Portland and was wondering trail conditions for these specific hikes in wintertime. I have all gear necessary and will bring it for any scenario. Can I get the info on trail conditions during peak winter conditions (Dec-Feb) on these Gorge...