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by Blazersin7
February 7th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Looking for Overnight Beginner Backpacking Trip Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Looking for Overnight Beginner Backpacking Trip Recommendations

Mt Adams High Camp

Upper Twin Lake

Elk Meadows

Salmon River Trail -- lots of camping spots near the trailhead
by Blazersin7
January 16th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Snow Chains - Noobie
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Snow Chains - Noobie

I don't feel comfortable driving to trailheads/snow parks in the snow and need advice on snow chains for my 2007 Toyota Avalon. Looking for an inexpensive option that won't break in 1 season. As my comfort level increases, I might explore more this Winter and go once a week. Can anyone give me advic...
by Blazersin7
November 25th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 170
Views: 12966

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Hiked McNeil Point from Top Spur Trailhead on 11-23. Snow doesn't really start until 2nd loop. At the shelter, there's about 1' of snow. Climbed further up and most of the hike was covered in approx. 1'-1'6" of snow. Looked like the sun still got to the most exposed areas but much of it has stayed i...
by Blazersin7
November 24th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Animal tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Animal tracks?

Wish I had taken more time to capture a better pic but I was tired and trying to beat sunset. Tracks weren't there on my climb up, only the descent. I'll post 2 more pics I took from my video clips. I unfortunately doubt it will confirm anyone's beliefs but oh well. There was a thin layer of soft ic...
by Blazersin7
November 24th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Animal tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Animal tracks?

The best snaps of what I have
by Blazersin7
November 24th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Animal tracks?
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Animal tracks?

Hiked up McNeil Point 11-24-19 and saw some strange tracks in the fresh snow. Not sure if they're animal tracks honestly. Any idea what made these?
by Blazersin7
November 7th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers
Replies: 442
Views: 89477

Re: The Dogs of Oregon Hikers

Izzy and I on our way to Elk Meadows. I carried her on a log for the stream crossing and we took our sweet time to the top.
by Blazersin7
October 30th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost wedding band at Saddle Mountain Trail OR
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: Lost wedding band at Saddle Mountain Trail OR

Well done, Molly! Now if you could hike McNeil Point and recover my lost knife for me while you have momentum.... :P
by Blazersin7
October 29th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point - Mt Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: McNeil Point - Mt Hood

Sure was the Upper pond within the meadow area. The left side of that loop was my favorite part of the hike. The snow was hardpacked with a icy shell. First time using microspikes and they worked great.
by Blazersin7
October 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point - Mt Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 820

McNeil Point - Mt Hood

Took a trip this past Saturday, 10-26-19 to Top Spur Trailhead and climbed McNeil Point and did the full loop. Weather forecast showed sunny skies leading to the big day but the forecast changed on Friday and showed overcast. I decided to continue with my plan. Microspikes really helped me on the lo...