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by longboard16
October 26th, 2022, 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point Ho Rock 10/19/22
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

McNeil Point Ho Rock 10/19/22

Last week made my first trip to McNeil Point and then decided to do the steep (at least for me) hike up to Ho Rock. The air was clear on Mt. Hood but you could see the smokey haze hanging over Portland and points west. Took the Top Spur trail which seemed full of roots to get up to the PCT/Timberlin...
by longboard16
October 23rd, 2022, 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fish Lake (Ollallie Lake Area)
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Fish Lake (Ollallie Lake Area)

Been on several hikes the last few weeks so this is first of several trip reports. The trip to Fish Lake was in part just to see what the area looked like after the fires, as access just open up in August. Normally the trailheads to Fish Lake are accessed either via Lower Lake Campground or from the...
by longboard16
October 11th, 2022, 7:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lolo Pass TH to Bald Mountain
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Lolo Pass TH to Bald Mountain

With the extended pattern of warm, dry weather I'm trying to get out as much as possible to either fish or hike, or in some cases both. Today headed up to hike to Bald Mountain from the Lolo Pass Trailhead. Was in no hurry and arrived at the TH at around 10:30 AM. While there was plenty of cars park...
by longboard16
October 5th, 2022, 6:58 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Upper Clackamas and Collowash
Replies: 1
Views: 2103

Upper Clackamas and Collowash

Until recently much of the Mt. Hood Forest, especially the Clackamas River District, had been closed due to fire recovery efforts. In August, most parts were reopen, which of course was just before we headed to Glacier and Yellowstone NP’s for several weeks. Finally got back and got the chance to ge...
by longboard16
August 20th, 2022, 8:27 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. Hood National Forest -- more opens up in the fire-affected areas
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Mt. Hood National Forest -- more opens up in the fire-affected areas

While I would like to say it is about time (guess I just did) it is very good to hear that so much area has finally open up. It will provide some much needed access to some additional areas. Thanks to those who worked hard to achieve the goal of opening up as well as to those who will be doing conti...
by longboard16
August 18th, 2022, 6:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cloud Cap CG to Lamberson Butte
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: Cloud Cap CG to Lamberson Butte

Thanks for the heads up on Elliott. It seems others have had the same concern, especially about the down and then up adventure, besides the actual crossing. I’ll probably put that circuit off to next year as we are about to head to Glacier, Yellowstone and the Tetons for a month. If the weather is s...
by longboard16
August 14th, 2022, 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cloud Cap CG to Lamberson Butte
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Cloud Cap CG to Lamberson Butte

My first official trail report. On Friday, I took to another section hike of the Timberline Trail. Someday will backpack the whole thing but for now just little chunks. Nice fairly clear day, although the distant views of the other snow cap Cascade Mountains were hindered by haze or smoke. First par...
by longboard16
August 8th, 2022, 5:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Meadows Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Meadows Loop

Yes, that one picture is of Heather Falls. Clark Canyon is a pretty awesome sight. Nice to see all the flowers. Agreed there are some trees on the Newton Creek Trail as I hit them a couple of weeks ago on a loop to Elk Meadows, Lamberson Butte and back down the NC Trail. At that time flowers were go...
by longboard16
August 5th, 2022, 6:02 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Laurance Lake Road
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Laurance Lake Road

I have been up there twice since they reopen the road, which was about three weeks ago. Made it with no problems in a Jeep Patriot, without using 4WD. No need for a Hummer. A Subie, be it a Outback or Forrester should be no problem. The repaired section is about a quarter mile long with dirt, gravel...
by longboard16
July 21st, 2022, 5:39 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rock Lakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: Rock Lakes?

It has been a few years but I’ve been to all three lakes a few times for day hikes. Agreed the road is rough but the trail to Lower and Middle is easy. One of the times I carried in float tube, waders and fins to fish. Best fishing lake was Middle. Upper Lake as I recall was just a bushwhack from th...