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by poppacouch
June 9th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Twin Lakes Bugs?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Twin Lakes Bugs?

Planning to get my family out for a quick overnighter very soon! Curious if anyone can comment on bugs specifically at Lower Twin Lake, but I suppose it would be generally the same in the Mt. Hood forest at similar elevations ~4200' near a lake... I was at Cast Lake (about the same elevation) just 2...
by poppacouch
May 29th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

Had a "guard dog" in a sweater, right? ;) Sorry, that was not us. No dogs. Just 3 fellas camping... 2 of us hammock camped - loving it! We left camp just before 9am Monday. Huh, sure sounded like the same campsite, just 50 yards or so east of the outlet, up above the trail. We passed through around...
by poppacouch
May 28th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

kepPNW wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Had a "guard dog" in a sweater, right? ;)
Sorry, that was not us. No dogs. Just 3 fellas camping... 2 of us hammock camped - loving it!

We left camp just before 9am Monday.
by poppacouch
May 27th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

Forgot to mention that... No bugs.
by poppacouch
May 27th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cast Lake from McNeil Campground
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Cast Lake from McNeil Campground

Cast Lake May 26-27, 2019 First time posting. What follows are some observations... 3 hour hike, about 2 miles per hour. Weather: Mostly cloudy, some overnight rain, 60‘s high, 45 overnight low. Woke up to low clouds/foggy, but warmed to 55 by around 8:30am. Parked at end of the road, walked short b...
by poppacouch
May 25th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Too early to try Cast Lake from McNeil Campground?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Too early to try Cast Lake from McNeil Campground?

Thanks for the response and the link to the snow levels!
Still planning to give it a go. Will follow up with an update...
by poppacouch
May 24th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Too early to try Cast Lake from McNeil Campground?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Too early to try Cast Lake from McNeil Campground?

Hi - I'm itching to get a tough hike in. I'm considering going up to Cast Lake via McNeil campground (with a few friends), putting us at about 4,400" overnight this Memorial weekend. This hike: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Cast_Creek_Hike https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/oregon...