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by querulous
November 14th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: siouxon creek factoids
Replies: 3
Views: 554

siouxon creek factoids

A couple of weeks ago, the first clear day after our first extended rainy period, I tried to cross Siouxon creek at the lower trail ford. I got most of the way across, but there was a deeper waist-deep channel against the far bank which I chose not to attempt. With my day's agenda upended, I made my...
by querulous
October 10th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green River Trail MSH
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Green River Trail MSH

(trailhead #3)This is the farthest-down-valley trailhead, closest to old forest. A faint informal path leads from the end of this road to the trail proper in about 400 yards. No trailhead sign, though. Do you have GPS coordinates for trailhead #3? No GPS coordinates. But Google maps and google eart...
by querulous
October 10th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Siouxon
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Siouxon

Splintercat wrote:
October 10th, 2021, 2:10 pm
Querulus, only the second image is loading for me... are these hosted externally?

-Tom
Yeah, they all are. I Didn't know there was anyway to upload them directly; not obvious from the interface. Clearly one of those stupid permissions issues. So how do I upload pics?
by querulous
October 10th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Siouxon
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Siouxon

IMG_2041.JPG IMG_2078.JPG Last Friday, interested to see how last year's Big Hollow burn had shaken things up, I went to check out the Siouxon area. "Sugar Pine" put up a report on 10/4, so I kind of knew what to expect in the lower valley. As he(?) noted, the 5701 road is gated right at the juncti...
by querulous
October 10th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green River Trail MSH
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: Green River Trail MSH

Actually the uppermost Green is in the monument (about three miles, heading at Norway pass), followed by about four unprotected mostly National Forest miles adjacent to Goat mt, followed by the big-tree monument section (also about four miles) before hitting Weyerhaeuser ownership. Like a lot of thi...
by querulous
October 5th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Google Earth imagery has been updated
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Google Earth imagery has been updated

Also the Big Hollow fire on the GP, which burned over most of the Siouxon creek watershed, NE part of Trapper Creek Wilderness, and the Dry Creek watershed. That one doesn't look bad, aside from the big mortality patch at the head of Dry Creek. Mostly mixed severity, a lot of survivals.
by querulous
October 4th, 2021, 10:28 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 33
Views: 3145

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

In every way that counts, Adams is by far the most easterly of Washington's big volcanoes. Its east side drains east (to the Klickitat). Every other Washington volcano drains exclusively west. And biogeographically, the tree line is just super-dry. There's very little silver fir even on the west sid...
by querulous
October 4th, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry
Replies: 24
Views: 1855

Re: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry

laciniatus is bad stuff, for sure. I have seen it on the Queets in Olympic NP. As other posters have noted, himalayan blackberry is much more widespread. I do not have a good sense of its niche, vis-a-vis himalayan. I do a fair amount of off-trail woods roaming. there is no native plant which can s...
by querulous
January 5th, 2021, 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Eagle Creek 1/2/21 - Post Fire Opening
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

Re: GoalTechHikes Eagle Creek 1/2/21 - Post Fire Opening

Informative trip report, thanks. It strikes me as significant that no gullies have run, no random landslides are apparent, after all the rain we've been having. That's encouraging. They may have gotten it to a tolerable level of stability. Google Earth suggests that tree mortality was much higher on...
by querulous
December 1st, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Looking for salmon runs
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Looking for salmon runs

I've seen Chinook/Coho spawning in Cedar Creek near Sandy and the Little Wind River near Carson. You can also find them spawning on a lot of the small streams entering the Nestucca. A bit further away, I've seen huge amounts of sockeye spawning in the Buskin River by the Kodiak airport and in Salmo...