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by ChrisA
November 12th, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21

Here's our route overlaid on Google Earth. We started from the southerly end.
by ChrisA
November 11th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21

On Saturday 11/6. we hiked along Whychus Creek south of Sisters. We had taken a few days vacation and stayed in very rainy McKenzie Bridge, and crossed the snowy Santiam Pass to get into the sun. Saw some beautiful larch trees near Suttle Lake. While searching for a hiking spot, we saw this website ...
by ChrisA
October 17th, 2021, 1:36 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: East Twin Rock? near West Crater - GPNF 10/16/21
Replies: 3
Views: 441

East Twin Rock? near West Crater - GPNF 10/16/21

Earlier this year we walked along a meadow and saw a ridge that was interesting. 20210619_125908.jpg This was west of West Crater off FR 34, west of Trapper Creek Wilderness. We didn't have time that day, but I came back a few weeks ago. I found a lightly used path on the west side of the ridge of i...
by ChrisA
October 17th, 2021, 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surveyor's Ridge - Shellrock Mountain 10/15/21
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Surveyor's Ridge - Shellrock Mountain 10/15/21

On Friday we had some errands to do and also stopped to get some apples and pears in Parkdale. Then we drove up FR 44 to FR 17. And we saw a cougar cross Highway 35 on the way south of Parkdale. That was cool! We knew we weren't going for a lot of miles, but I wanted to get to the top of Shellrock M...
by ChrisA
September 26th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathedral Ridge via Mazama Trail, 082421
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Cathedral Ridge via Mazama Trail, 082421

Thank you Don Nelsen for your trip report. We have also been trying to do trails we have not done before so this was very timely. We went on Friday, 9/24. All the trees have been cleared - thank you Rick! We got on the trail at about 11 am, and finished about 5 pm. Although there were no huckleberri...
by ChrisA
September 12th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kalama Horse Camp - Fossil - Toutle Ski trail loop 9-10-21
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Kalama Horse Camp - Fossil - Toutle Ski trail loop 9-10-21

After being in Florida for a niece's wedding on Labor Day weekend, where highs were in the 90's, lows in the70's, and steamy dewpoints, it was very nice to be back in the Washington woods. We decided to try a loop starting from Kalama Horse Camp. We knew it would be overcast, so figured this would b...
by ChrisA
September 12th, 2021, 11:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Margaret 8/31-9/1/21
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Mount Margaret 8/31-9/1/21

I like looking at the National Weather Service forecast discussion. This is from the week before: "At this time no models are showing the chance for any significant precipitation, but each morning there could be some patchy aggressive drizzle across the region." Maybe you got the 'aggressive drizzle'?
by ChrisA
August 29th, 2021, 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Blue Lake to the Toutle River the hard way, 8/28/21
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Blue Lake to the Toutle River the hard way, 8/28/21

Nice report. That is a great area. We did a route from Butte Camp to the Loowit and down to the Toutle Trail near that gully. We went next to the gully, following some good trails that would abruptly disappear. We ended up down and around and into and out of the gully. We found some ribbons that wer...
by ChrisA
August 28th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 15 Mile-Fret Creek - Divide - Lookout Mt Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 318

15 Mile-Fret Creek - Divide - Lookout Mt Loop

Following the example of some more experienced group members, my wife, dog and I hit the trail at about 11:20 am on Friday, August 27. This must have given time for the early birds to be done, as we only came across one backpacker at his tent and a photographer at Lookout Mountain. Several people ha...
by ChrisA
August 15th, 2021, 7:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wobbly Lake, Camp Creek Falls and Valley Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Wobbly Lake, Camp Creek Falls and Valley Trail

Last minute trip to escape the heat. My wife was away for the weekend so my dog and I camped at a site next to the Wobbly Lake trailhead. The roads to get there were great, but due to a late start we didn't get there until about 2 pm. Set up camp and walked the 1.5 miles to the lake. It was pretty, ...