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by cfm
March 28th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019-part 2

The dreary weather was now completely gone from the OP and I headed toward the coast. Had reserved two nights during the best weather and optimal tides. Started at Ozette Lake and hiked the boardwalk trail out to Cape Alava where most people were camped-lots of families. It was also a little stinky ...
by cfm
March 28th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019

I had vacation time, and the rest of my family was out of town this week. Had originally signed up for a North Cascades climbing trip but as the date approached the forecast predicted rain with thunderstorms. The climb leader cancelled two days out.... What to do? I looked around and found that the ...
by cfm
March 24th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)

Hey RobinB! I've missed your detailed and photorich trip reports. This one is mighty fine. I've seen a few of your reports on that confusing facebook page where the pictures are little, but am so glad you have returned here! Our TRs now seem more like a historical record compared to the transient na...
by cfm
February 14th, 2020, 11:29 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt Mcloughlin in winter
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Mt Mcloughlin in winter

We parked on Rye Spring Road(FS 37) and stayed at the nearby Willow Prairie cabin(about 1.6 miles west). Skiied out the next morning and changed gear at our car at 4400ft, then skiied east up some logging roads about 4 miles to an elevation of 5300 feet. I was having a major bronchospasm/asthma flar...
by cfm
February 12th, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt Mcloughlin in winter
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Mt Mcloughlin in winter

Great, thanks for the tips!

We will have XC skis, and will try to cover some of the low ground with them on our approach. Seems like approach from west is feasible. Same terrain as the the route from the south.

Jen
by cfm
February 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt Mcloughlin in winter
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Mt Mcloughlin in winter

Looking for some beta on this winter climb, going down in a few days, starting from Willow Prairie cabin on west side.

Have you climbed it in winter?
by cfm
January 21st, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking for a good backpacking location
Replies: 20
Views: 1011

Re: Looking for a good backpacking location

Badger Creek Wilderness is a good place to go during that time. A nice network of trails, not too busy,and there is Badger, Jean and Opal Lake. I know there are fish in Badger Lake, not sure about the latter two.
by cfm
January 15th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 163
Views: 23301

Re: Happy Birthday!

Looks like we'll be getting fewer balloons traveling from Tempe, AZ.