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by rogersjd74
July 9th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Family Hike - Wolf Creek Trestle, almost - 3-9-13
Replies: 13
Views: 2691

Re: Family Hike - Wolf Creek Trestle, almost - 3-9-13

Just did Train Mile Post 800 to 805 camping on the grassy shoulder overlooking the river. The trail is pretty rough on the legs, where long pants! The wife and kid (10) were none to happy with the trail condtions, but loved the many tunnels and bridges. Lots of broken glass in the parking lot though...
by rogersjd74
July 2nd, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Ninth Salmonberry River Bridge Map Error
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Ninth Salmonberry River Bridge Map Error

Just a note to say I found a small error on the map page. It shows the Ninth Salmonberry River Bridge as somewhere in Southwest Washington instead of in the Salmonberry Canyon-Northwest Oregon area.

Looking at heading out this weekend to the area, will post a TR Monday!

Cheers!

-Jason
by rogersjd74
September 20th, 2012, 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Re: Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams

They are saying, they being the USFS, is nearing 50 percent contained. Big fire, but probably smart to let it burn all of those dead, silvery snags from the prior fire in 2008 and all of the beetled damaged trees. Looking down from Adams you could see this path of silver trees, perfect for a wildfir...
by rogersjd74
September 10th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Re: Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams

Great Incident Mgmt link... Glad we made the call to come down. My car really did not need to be stuck at a trailhead and I really don't enjoy riding in helicopters or forest service vehicles!
by rogersjd74
September 10th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Adams NE and Devils Garden failure
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Mt Adams NE and Devils Garden failure

Totally a different experience from higher up on the slab of rock and ice... It was a solid line of climbers coming down the mountain racing for our cars. The pitch black and fire looking down from high above before the sun rose, offered pretty dramatic views of the flames along the ridge to the wes...
by rogersjd74
September 10th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams
Replies: 14
Views: 3022

Fire on the Mountain-Mt Adams

What started off as a planned trip to summit Mt Adams with a group of friends, turned out to be a memorable escapade to the false summit and a race down to our cars because of fire! Several months ago, I offered to I guide a group of friends up Mt Adams some of which had only been on hikes; others h...
by rogersjd74
August 22nd, 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Re: Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest

Thanks...

The crazy thing is this Golden seems broke! He has a huge aversion to water. Will go up to it, sniff it, put a paw in and then he backs off... Crazy Dog! He is so unlike our prior Golden who much like all other Goldens we have been around, are drawn uncontrollably to anything water!
by rogersjd74
August 20th, 2012, 7:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Re: Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest

Jane- Thanks for the reply. It is unique little area. My main purpose in the write up was to offer another option to those who are trying to get thier families into backpacking. At 1.5 miles (or longer if you loop around the lake) Soapstone Lake offers the family an entry level trip and is fairly cl...
by rogersjd74
August 19th, 2012, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Soapstone Lake-Clatsop State Forest

Soapstone Lake- -1.5 miles (plus a .9 mile loop around the lake) -Elevation gain 250 Feet -Clatsop State Forest-Soapstone Lake Directions : Highway 26 west to Highway 53, head south 4.8 miles and turn left on gravel road signed-Soapstone Trailhead. Follow gravel road to trail head. IMG_4090.JPG I w...
by rogersjd74
July 10th, 2012, 2:54 pm
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Anyone climbing Mt. Hood and/or Mt. Adams?
Replies: 18
Views: 2804

Re: Anyone climbing Mt. Hood and/or Mt. Adams?

Heading up Saturday AM early... The plan is to be at the Troutlake Ranger Station by 6am and on the trail no later than 7:30am. Will head to the Lunch Counter or the rocky outcrop just beneath Pikers Peak, camp and head up at 3 or 4 am and then all teh way abck down after breaking camp. We have 4 in...