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by pinecone
January 9th, 2022, 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Chehalem Ridge 1-8-22

Thanks for including the translations! I was wondering what they were when I visited. I headed out there opening day and was pleasantly surprised by the scope of the whole park there. Really nice to have some great trails with distance available on the west side. Hopefully, they will eventually get ...
by pinecone
January 7th, 2022, 8:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to this forum but not the PNW
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: New to this forum but not the PNW

Welcome! It's been almost a decade since I left the life of a seasonal trail worker in Alaska, and I miss those years of living and working in the mountains. Nothing is ever quite as amazing. (although my knees much prefer this lifestyle) Now I seek most of my mountain fixes around Mount Hood. If yo...
by pinecone
November 14th, 2021, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: it's a bit damp out there
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: it's a bit damp out there

What I think of as Yocum Falls wouldn't be visible from Bald Mountain Ridge. Good catch thanks, I left off the "Ridge" from the "Yocum Ridge Falls" in my post. I should be reading what I write before I post. These https://wyeastblog.org/2012/03/31/yocum-ridge-waterfalls/ ones specifically (haven't ...
by pinecone
November 14th, 2021, 12:37 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: it's a bit damp out there
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: it's a bit damp out there

johnspeth: Funny, as as many trees as there are, and as often as they fall, you'd think people would report seeing it more often. I never have. I've wondered if it's all an elaborate hoax. Once working in SE Alaska on a wilderness trail for the USFS up a creek the weather turned much windier than t...
by pinecone
October 21st, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Stadter Buried Forest views and upper Lost Creek Drainage Mt Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Stadter Buried Forest views and upper Lost Creek Drainage Mt Hood

pinecone, if you haven't read my Illumination Ridge/Illumination Park saga, I think you should. Ah! Excellent. I will peruse the posts extensively. Great to see a report from the area. This area, particularly the green park-like expanse is sort of my grail for lonely spots to visit around Mt. Hood....
by pinecone
October 21st, 2021, 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Stadter Buried Forest views and upper Lost Creek Drainage Mt Hood
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Stadter Buried Forest views and upper Lost Creek Drainage Mt Hood

October 8th Starting from Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood. I learned a good lesson on this trip, and that is that my camera will pretend to take photos and only announce that the storage card is not there on the back view panel, which I never look at. So time to keep a spare SD card buried in with my emer...
by pinecone
September 27th, 2021, 11:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boulder Lake-Bonney Butte-Camp Windy-Boulder Creek 9-21-21
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Boulder Lake-Bonney Butte-Camp Windy-Boulder Creek 9-21-21

I have just never been able to motivate to drive so far for such a short hike To cut down on the drive time, you can also access the area via the Bonney Meadows Trail 471 from 4890 right off Wamic Rd then follow bobcats route, just adding a couple of miles and elevation. It's a great area for pieci...
by pinecone
September 26th, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boulder Lake-Bonney Butte-Camp Windy-Boulder Creek 9-21-21
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: Boulder Lake-Bonney Butte-Camp Windy-Boulder Creek 9-21-21

I did a large hike around the area this spring that included this route- it is quite lovely and lonely. I was sad to see the then very fresh tracks down into the meadow, thankfully your pictures make it look like it's not getting worse than it was then. The Camp Windy Trail wasn't blocked at that ti...
by pinecone
September 17th, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Trail around Mt Hood conditions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Timberline Trail around Mt Hood conditions?

That's a pretty fun route- I recommend leaving the PCT for the section at the Paradise Park Trail and taking that trail up through Paradise Park/visit split rock to get some good above Timberline views (of nice new snow on the peak after the front goes through :D )
by pinecone
September 14th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Trail around Mt Hood conditions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1944

Re: Timberline Trail around Mt Hood conditions?

This is going to be a bad weekend to be up there, likely the most dangerous stream conditons yet this year. The high freezing elevation will put a lot of the rain into the creeks, and it is forecasted right now for a high volume in a short time, which could make crossings very dicey. Normally easy c...