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by Bosterson
January 8th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eagle Creek - Herman Creek Loop: 1/3/21
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: Eagle Creek - Herman Creek Loop: 1/3/21

retired jerry wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 12:26 pm
I wonder if Ruckel Creek trail is open? That would be a good alternate. Easier to safely pass people
Check the map, it's still closed.
by Bosterson
January 1st, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Eagle Creek trail reopens \o/ plus other reopenings
Replies: 20
Views: 814

Re: Eagle Creek trail reopens \o/ plus other reopenings

Thanks for posting the new map! So Road 777 is open now?!? I love how the segment of the Ruckel Creek #405 that crosses the flat top of the Benson is "closed" even though the other trails that encircle it are open. Also that the Eagle-Benson appears "open" even though it presumably no longer exists....
by Bosterson
December 29th, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How far can you get a bike up Ed's Trail (Silver Star) in winter when drunk?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: How far can you get a bike up Ed's Trail (Silver Star) in winter when drunk?

https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/download/file.php?id=77694&mode=view I like Anchor Christmas as much as the next person (this year's was very straightforward "porter" vs previous more "spiced" versions), but I hope you just brought an empty magnum for show. My stomach feels full just thinking ab...
by Bosterson
December 28th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Larch Mtn Road in winter
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Larch Mtn Road in winter

Nope. If the snow line is lower than the gate, then there will be snow on the road. I had to give up before reaching the gate once last winter when the snow got too deep and I had to reverse back down the road to a point where I could turn around.
by Bosterson
November 23rd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coldwater Lake loop - 11/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Coldwater Lake loop - 11/21/20

The road is currently snow free to Coldwater Lake, and the gate is not even closed so people appeared to be going up to JRO to do... whatever. Doesn't seem like that will last much longer though. Parked at Hummocks and looped Coldwater Lake > Coldwater #230 > S Coldwater Ridge. No snow down by the l...
by Bosterson
November 22nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Rudolph Rim loop (includes Rudolph Spur)
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Rudolph Rim loop (includes Rudolph Spur)

"Rudolph Rim" was my idea. Like it? Have you ever seen a name for my western ascent ridge? Has anybody posted a TR on it? Interesting trip. Off trailing on fire damaged hillsides does not sound super fun, how was the overall level of thrash and ash, as it were? To answer your question, that ridge i...
by Bosterson
November 15th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?

This risks thread drift, but I accidentally went through that closure - there wasn't (and may still not be?) any sign on the Starvation Ridge side announcing it - and it was basically fine: maybe 50 unstable-ish feet, but nothing worse than plenty of official trails further from urban centers. Give...
by Bosterson
November 9th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?

As Squidvicious noted, the Multnomah pavement closure was only initially due to the burn, then again last year due to the rockfall, and then this year due to COVID crowding. (I'm not sure how much of it is open now - I know they reopened the lower falls viewing platform below the Benson Bridge, whic...
by Bosterson
November 9th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: Will the Nesmith point trail ever reopen?

The trails which were very popular pre-fire because of their waterfalls and "gonzo" characteristics (Eagle Creek, Oneonta, Multnomah falls section of the Larch Mt trail , upper Elowah Falls trail) are still not open. If opened, they are closed again because of instability and rockfall issues. What ...
by Bosterson
November 6th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Margaret 2020/10/31
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Re: Mt. Margaret 2020/10/31

As a glacier lover, I'm most interested in surface area covered by ice, by which criteria Rainier kicks butt! If I recall from the book "On Mt Hood," Rainier has more frozen water (snow/ice) than the rest of the Cascade volcanoes combined. Though it's clear that Rainier is enormous (I find it hard ...