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by cfm
July 8th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn tour 7/1-7/5 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Elkhorn tour 7/1-7/5 2020

Trip Report Continued: Day four was the funnest. We returned to the crest trail and continued north until we swung around to the north flank of Mt Ruth and dropped our packs. Fun scramble up on snow and granite rock. This mountain seems to sit right in the middle of the range and the views were just...
by cfm
July 8th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn tour 7/1-7/5 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Elkhorn tour 7/1-7/5 2020

I drove separately and met my pals at the Anthony Lakes TH which was our endpoint. We donned our masks and I hopped into their car and we drove to Pine Creek Road(just east of Rock Creek Butte), parked at the end of the pavement and started our journey mid-afternoon. We hiked up the rugged road 2000...
by cfm
July 6th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: CottonwoodCanyon 7-1-2020 Lost Corral Trail

There is actually a spring in Esau Canyon, just beyond the Lost Corral and the Esau loop trail! It was running in early June. The waterfall in Rattlesnake Canyon was also still running.
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Rattlesnake Canyon waterfall
by cfm
June 23rd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Forgotten Trail Along West Fork of the Hood River?
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Forgotten Trail Along West Fork of the Hood River?

Last Fall, my friend and I found a section of old trail in that area too! It was just north of the image posted by Robin, and it goes from the Lake Branch (coming out of Lost Lake) northwesterly on what we dubbed "No Name Ridge" because it parallels No Name Creek. We left the trail at a road and cle...
by cfm
June 11th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Margaret Backpacking
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Mt. Margaret Backpacking

I've done the reverse trip, in July a few years ago. Whittier can be tricky with a full overnight backpack but it's a really fun ridgewalk, just take your time.

Went up in the snow this past fall, it was a little sketchier:
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by cfm
June 7th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yapoah Lake 6/2 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Yapoah Lake 6/2 2020

Johnspeth, There are multiple things named after the Scotts. West of Dee Wright Observatory there is a Scott Mountain and Scott Lake and the Scott Trail that leads south to the PCT near Opie Dilldock Pass. Minnie Scott Spring is in that area too. But there is also a Scott Pass Trail on the east side...
by cfm
June 3rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF

There was a gate along the lookout road when we went. It was probably just a mile or so hike, but definitely a fun place to take a kid. There were also places to wander near our roadside camp and solitude.

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by cfm
June 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF

Hager Mountain Lookout. You can drive up the LO road, and make it a shorter hike as I did with my son about a decade ago. Places to car camp along that approach road. Also consider taking kid to Cowboy Dinner Tree if it's open. Very novel western experience. Extremely large portions, so you will hav...
by cfm
May 20th, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ancient Lake near Quincy, WA 5/18/20
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Ancient Lake near Quincy, WA 5/18/20

I've been meaning to visit this area for years. Finally got a chance on my return from a work deployment to Spokane. This is on the upper Columbia Plateau. An area of dry scablands where the Ice Age Missoula Floods carved channels into the basalt as massive amounts of water rushed westerly towards t...
by cfm
April 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: North Fork Crooked Wild and Scenic River BLM land
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: North Fork Crooked Wild and Scenic River BLM land

Hi there, that looks interesting. I visited the S Fork Crooked River and posted a TR . It was beautiful. We returned in 2016 and bikepacked thru the area, staying one night down in the canyon and one night on the rim. The cows were gone, the cow patties all dried up. Had fun exploring all the side c...