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by Splintercat
June 4th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silverstar Goat Surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Silverstar Goat Surprise

That's really cool! They seem to be moving south in the Gifford in recent years -- also really encouraging. For folks unfamiliar with seeing them in the wild, they're potentially dangerous when approached -- a man was killed in Olympic National Park a couple of years ago when he was gored by a goat ...
by Splintercat
May 22nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?

Nope, I'm going to hold off a bit... 4,000 feet seems to be right at the margins for remaining snowpack, especially as you head south. I think Pamelia is a bit lower than that... more like 3,500 feet?

Tom
by Splintercat
May 21st, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?

Anyone tried to reach the Marion Lake trailhead this spring? The SNOTEL readings are all over the map -- some as high as 5600 feet in the area showing little or no snow, others at 4200 feet showing 20+ inches remaining. Marion is at about 4,000. Hoping to get to Marion and Gatch Falls. Thanks! Tom :-)
by Splintercat
February 23rd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star north ridge Feb. 22
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Silver Star north ridge Feb. 22

Great photos, Don! You are intrepid! I think even the snow has ruts on Road 4109..! :D

Tom
by Splintercat
February 5th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Coos Bay to Bandon 1-23 to 1-25-19

Nice South Coast tour, John! We traveled through there last September, but were en route to the Redwoods and didn't have much time to explore. It's so very lonely compared to the North Coast! BTW, hope you were able to stop at Edgewaters in Bandon for some seafood -- a nice, rustic restaurant with a...
by Splintercat
January 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Historic Columbia River Highway Draft Traffic Plan
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Historic Columbia River Highway Draft Traffic Plan

OODT has released this update on the Historic Columbia River Highway traffic and safety plan, plus a draft document for public comment (through February 11): _______________ Congestion and Transportation Safety Plan Project Leadership Team meeting postponed Due to the partial government shutdown and...
by Splintercat
January 5th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Mt. Hebo Hike -01/01/19

Cougar!! That’s pretty cool. I have yet to see one in the wild. Love the second lake photo - very nice!

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 5th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New Year's Day 2019 Coldwater snowshoe
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: New Year's Day 2019 Coldwater snowshoe

Nice photos, Nat! This spot is on my list of “embarrassed to admit I’ve never been there”..! Someday. The first photo is really nice - at first glance it could be the White Mountains in NH with the alder framing the view.

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 3rd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Crown Mine (Little North Santiam) 1-1-19

Thanks, John - great post! I'm a big chicken when it comes to the mines in that area... scary!

Tom :-)
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Niagara Falls (Oregon) - December 29

Not too bad, now -- by Coast Range standards, anyway! A few small lakes to navigate along the way... :lol: