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by AlpenGlowHiker
August 11th, 2022, 10:46 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: PCT thru hikers and Wilderness permits
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: PCT thru hikers and Wilderness permits

There are a certain amount of PCTA long distance permits available per year. This is 500 miles or longer trips only. I believe the limit is 5,000. I'm sure the FS isn't concerned with exact data, but a general idea. Plans change. It'd be a fools errand trying to get exact data when you don't have ex...
by AlpenGlowHiker
July 31st, 2022, 4:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Riley Ck to Crystal Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Riley Ck to Crystal Lake

drm, this is a timely post thank you!

1. I'll be headed up that trail in just over a week
2. That's some fantastic alpenglow :)
by AlpenGlowHiker
July 20th, 2022, 5:03 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Gifford Pinchot fees
Replies: 26
Views: 1128

Re: Gifford Pinchot fees

jdemott, I pretty much agree with you. One thing that prompted me to reply, was your comment about concessionaires. Keep them out. I don't have a need for them, and I don't want them. I want the USFS maintaining (or whoever the land owner is) and charging fee's for it, as the fee's are priced to the...
by AlpenGlowHiker
July 15th, 2022, 5:09 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Apparently Portland is doing proactive fogging in select areas; and Vancouver is taking feedback from the community on where to fog. But apparently there's a backlog. big surprise.

In other news; my order of permethrin arrived.
by AlpenGlowHiker
June 30th, 2022, 4:11 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Transit to Timberline, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Transit to Timberline, etc.

I did that a few years back. It was a pretty good experience, I'd say the trickiest was doing the transfer at Sandy; however, if you have good directions and I suspect Rome2Rio does, it wasn't bad at all. We did have a layover in Sandy, but we took the opportunity to eat a hot meal at one of the Caf...
by AlpenGlowHiker
June 12th, 2022, 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Across the Alpine Lakes: Icicle Creek to Snoqualmie Pass
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

Re: Across the Alpine Lakes: Icicle Creek to Snoqualmie Pass

This is exactly what I needed. Thank you so much for the detail, pictures and great writing!

I only wish I could be half as descriptive with my own reports.
by AlpenGlowHiker
June 8th, 2022, 8:41 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit changes
Replies: 62
Views: 10174

Re: Central Cascades permit changes

So then, it's really a parking permit...
by AlpenGlowHiker
June 7th, 2022, 5:37 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Central Cascades permit changes
Replies: 62
Views: 10174

Re: Central Cascades permit changes

I'm also wondering, if there is a fine and if so, how much? This is such a large area, and enforcement costs money, so I'm willing to bet enforcement will be low, except for at the overly populated areas.

Jerry, didn't you say that you saw maybe one person last year(?)?
by AlpenGlowHiker
May 31st, 2022, 4:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Forest Road 6507 to Thomas Lake TH.....OPEN???
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: Forest Road 6507 to Thomas Lake TH.....OPEN???

I'm not entirely sure what the main question is here; is it snow or is it the washout?

According to the snow layer on Gaia GPS, it looks plausible that FR 65 is open up to FR 67.

I think the note about Thomas Lake TH is just boiler plate.
by AlpenGlowHiker
May 26th, 2022, 1:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 117
Views: 19835

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

Charley, which day was this? I was up in the area this past weekend (5/20-5/22) and went over Oldman Pass, and didn't see any snow. Maybe I blinked? Backpacking from Lower Lewis River Falls up Quartz Creek, as far as Snag Creek. Snag Creek was rushing, deep, and impassable for us. We were up as high...