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by Splintercat
February 2nd, 2024, 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!

Some things never change, Don... 1922 on the (then) brand new Columbia River Highway... :)

Wahkeenah Falls:
1922SnowColumbiaRiverHighway01.jpg
East Multnomah Viaduct (I think):
1922SnowColumbiaRiverHighway02.jpg
-Tom :)
by Splintercat
February 1st, 2024, 2:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Fork Silver Creek (New!) Loop - Jan 25
Replies: 1
Views: 580

North Fork Silver Creek (New!) Loop - Jan 25

I took a rare midweek day off last week to get some trail time and opted to visit the new North Rim trail at Silver Falls State Park. The new trail was built by TKO and Oregon State Parks in 2021-22 and allows for several new loop options from the North Falls TH, North Falls Group Camp or Winter Fal...
by Splintercat
January 4th, 2024, 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 5814

Re: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)

It was facing upstream (toward the trailhead), so that's why I felt like it was signaling that the trail ahead was closed. I'm hoping to get over there one more time before the Feb 1 seasonal closer, and if so, I'll ask a ranger.

Thanks!

Tom :)
by Splintercat
January 3rd, 2024, 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 5814

Re: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)

retired jerry wrote:
January 3rd, 2024, 6:03 pm
I usually see sheep on the cliffs on the other side of the Deschutes when I walk along
Jerry, are you talking about the lower end (from Dechutes River State Park) or from the BLM access road on the south end?

@Bobcat, what do you make of the gate I ran into short of the Pinnacles?

-Tom
by Splintercat
January 3rd, 2024, 5:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Labyrinth Trail (Dec 28)
Replies: 5
Views: 4984

Re: Labyrinth Trail (Dec 28)

wnshall wrote:
January 1st, 2024, 9:04 pm
Also, your "easter egg" is creepy. I'm not sure I'll be able to walk by that cave without shuddering :D
Mission accomplished! (...and I really don't like caves...) :lol:

Tom :)
by Splintercat
January 3rd, 2024, 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 5814

Re: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)

Last year, we saw a herd of 20-25 run down the cliffs on the Pinnacles side, swim across the John Day, and run up the cliffs on the Lost Coral side (a bit downstream from Esau Canyon). We wondered if something was chasing them, because they were moving pretty fast. Some of the young ones were a bit...
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2024, 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flag Point Lookout - 12/26-12/27/2023
Replies: 11
Views: 12739

Re: Flag Point Lookout - 12/26-12/27/2023

Great report and photos - thanks! Decades ago I spent several summers working at Camp Baldwin, so this area still feels like home to me. Did you come up through Dufur? That stretch of road as you approach the NF boundary on down to the oak forests outside the NF is an epic place for "frost forest" p...
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2024, 8:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)
Replies: 9
Views: 5814

Cottonwood Canyon - Pinnacles Trail (Dec 31)

Closed out 2023 with a trip east to Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday. My goal was to see some blue sky, but I started getting nervous about the National Weather Service forecast for the east side as the overcast continued all the way to Biggs Junction, then on up to the Wasco Junction where it turned int...
by Splintercat
January 2nd, 2024, 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28
Replies: 11
Views: 10398

Re: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28

Way to make lemonade from the situation! :) Still wrapping my head around the idea that cars are made without spares...? Mine are old -- a 2005 Highlander and 2014 Subaru, ancient by today's standards, I suppose. I did buy a tire inflator to carry with me after limping home with a rapidly deflating ...
by Splintercat
December 31st, 2023, 9:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Labyrinth Trail (Dec 28)
Replies: 5
Views: 4984

Re: Labyrinth Trail (Dec 28)

I hear that -- I've been charged by off-leash dogs on my past two visits, unfortunately. The owners (typically) seem shocked/surprised at their dog's behavior. Oy. I just step off the trail let' em by... I'm equally shocked that nobody spotted my Easter egg in the photos, above... "would you like a ...