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by Peder
November 14th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cooper Spur 2021/11/13
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Cooper Spur 2021/11/13

Great timing! I wimped out and hiked Silver Falls Saturday, as the forecast warned of wind on Mt Hood. If I had not been sandblasted in Mt Margaret Backcountry two weeks ago, I would have ignored the projected wind speeds... Preparation for hikes is sometimes overrated!
by Peder
November 14th, 2021, 6:52 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Coe Creek "shortcut" to Elk Cove
Replies: 4
Views: 4211

Re: Coe Creek "shortcut" to Elk Cove

Chip Down wrote:
November 14th, 2021, 5:18 pm
bump for Timothy :D

edit: I guess it's selfish to bump a topic for personal reasons, but damn, there have been months where it feels like nobody's reading the offtrail forum anyway. :roll:
Thank you for the bump - I really enjoyed the read!
by Peder
August 28th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Blue Lake Ridge, August 19th, 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Re: Blue Lake Ridge, August 19th, 2021

It was great to be out with Don again, nothing has changed, he still crosses on a log while I carefully use the provided bridge (see photo immediately above)! It was a surprisingly varied and pleasant hike that can be warmly recommended. Immediately after this hike, I drove to the North Cascades whe...
by Peder
August 31st, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cirque of the Towers Loop
Replies: 12
Views: 5820

Re: Cirque of the Towers Loop

It looks like old age won over altitude! The great news is that the oldest person to have summited Mt Everest was 80 years old, so you still have plenty of time to have lots of fun outdoors! Great TR!
by Peder
August 31st, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iceland is not in Oregon (but it's very nice!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2610

Re: Iceland is not in Oregon (but it's very nice!)

Great trip report! I have always wished to visit Iceland and your pictures convince me that it is an excellent place for hiking. Thank you for sharing.
by Peder
July 8th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Another adventure in the Dark Divide, Peak 5580
Replies: 8
Views: 2722

Re: Another adventure in the Dark Divide, Peak 5580

Great adventure! We thought of you Friday and almost cancelled our Mt Minnie ascent. The idea was that the Don and Kelly reaction to us bagging Peak 4900 would be worth it! If ambitious, we could also have tagged Peak 5015...
by Peder
February 14th, 2018, 11:45 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Visiting this summer, looking for suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3951

Re: Visiting this summer, looking for suggestions

A Cheryl says, it depends on exactly when you come and the local conditions. Snow can be a real problem at 5-6,000' in July, depending on the year. Some hikes that come to my mind as outstanding are: Coast: Salishan Spit (seals!) or Cascade Head [note that the coast is always cool - I have hiked the...
by Peder
December 3rd, 2017, 1:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newbie... New to it all and in need direction
Replies: 7
Views: 3257

Re: Newbie... New to it all and in need direction

Hey BrYan! Hiking is much simpler than driving a car in Portland, so don't overthink it! I would suggest going to your local library and getting Bill Sullivan's 100 Hikes in NW Oregon (assuming you live in Portland, otherwise get the guide for your portion or Oregon). While you are there, you can gr...
by Peder
November 11th, 2017, 3:39 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Greenleaf Creek, falls, slide
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Greenleaf Creek, falls, slide

Don Nelsen wrote:I wonder if that old rope is still there. It's hard to spot since it really blends in:
I just missed the rope in the rain, I was there shortly after you and Guy (as I recall). It is a fun area... I have not been back on the west side of the creek since. :(