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by drm
July 3rd, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wrangell St Elias National Park
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Wrangell St Elias National Park

June 10-17, flying to Anchorage. The Proeneke cabin is in an even wetter area.
by drm
July 2nd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wrangell St Elias National Park
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Wrangell St Elias National Park

Wrangell St Elias (WRST) is the largest national park - 13 million acres, which is slightly over 1/5 the area of Oregon. It is split into park and preserve - the latter allows sport hunting. Both allow subsistance hunting for Native Alaskans. I've been to this park twice before. Both times I took bu...
by drm
July 2nd, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Washington National Parks
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Washington National Parks

All three of the national parks in Washington are now open for backpacking, though not necessarily every area, but most of them. But the method for getting permits is different. The biggest difference of for the Olympics, where many areas previously just required self-issue at the trailhead. That do...
by drm
July 2nd, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?
Replies: 14
Views: 166

Re: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?

The most obvious wide trails would be the two rails-to-trails, Deschutes River, past The Dalles, and Klickitat Trail that goes out of Lyle and has numerous other access points. Cottonwood State Park is a ways to drive for Portlanders, but it is an option. There is also Stacker Butte - but avoid for ...
by drm
July 1st, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Camping Suggestion: Rainy Lake vs North Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Camping Suggestion: Rainy Lake vs North Lake?

As mentioned previously, North Lake is a backpacker destination with a number of camps essentially on the shoreline. Rainy Lake is a car campground about 1/4 mile from the water because the lake is mostly surrounded by marsh. You can hardly even find a spot to walk up to water's edge. I haven't been...
by drm
July 1st, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trinity Alps June 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 636

Re: Trinity Alps June 2020

It looks though like most of the vast Trinities are lowland forests. The areas with alpine granite seem fairly limited.
by drm
June 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Deadwood and Ridge Camp Conditions?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Deadwood and Ridge Camp Conditions?

So I've heard that: 1. Deadwood Camp no longer exists, it is full of fallen trees. 2. Just got a report last week that the Herman connector from Cedar Swamp up to Gorton has dozens of trees down on it. We have also had bad reports about Gorton Ck trail above the old Deadwood site but they were a whi...
by drm
June 29th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from Pakistan
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Hello from Pakistan

And I can attest to how spectacular the hiking is in Pakistan. I spent four weeks there many years ago (1994) and consider the mountains there the most spectacular in the world. I remember the view from one pass which I described as an Ocean of Yosemites.
by drm
June 29th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail 25-27
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Timberline Trail 25-27

Just want to point out to others considering this that you went during a heat wave, so the snow was soft and you could kick steps. It is likely much harder and more slippery now.
by drm
June 29th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike Suggestions Similar to Rainier's Skyline Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Hike Suggestions Similar to Rainier's Skyline Trail

Bird Creek Meadows on Mt Adams would be an obvious choice - if it reopens this year. Parts of Goat Rocks have fantastic flowers too.