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by drm
March 6th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Forgotten cabins somewhere in the Dark Divide?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Forgotten cabins somewhere in the Dark Divide?

So I looked at the map of the CCPU in your link. It includes the western part of the Dark Divide, but is much larger. It appears to extend from somewhere near Northwoods at the bottom (near Swift Reservoir) all the way up to Windy Ridge. Therefore my guess would be that any structures are in the vic...
by drm
March 5th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

Well, they do say that This reduction is due to the need to minimize resource damage, maintain a quality visitor experience as well as increase safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by reducing crowding along the route during the climbing season. It is only one of three reasons mentioned, but ...
by drm
March 3rd, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 34
Views: 1407

Re: 2021 Snow Level

Right, Green Point wouldn't normally be accessible snow free until June, or at least late May, if that's what you mean. If the snow is soft you could make it up without traction before that assuming you can navigate. In the final weeks before it melts there would be a track, but I doubt it in mid Ma...
by drm
March 3rd, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Grass Widow Explosion
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Grass Widow Explosion

I guess when February is frigid and snowy, and then is followed by a number of sunny and 60 degree days in early March, flowers that are waiting to come out really can explode. The grass widows must like these sudden spring days almost as much as me. I went up via Little Moab and Coyote Wall and dow...
by drm
March 1st, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek to almost Tomlike MT. 1-16-21
Replies: 14
Views: 1146

Re: Herman Creek to almost Tomlike MT. 1-16-21

On a 5 star system, I would give my Mini three stars, maybe 4. Mostly because of connection problems. Last year I was going to stop using it and cancel the subscription because it was so bad at keeping it's GPS connection, even in wide open alpine areas. But tech support walked me through upgrading ...
by drm
March 1st, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 34
Views: 1407

Re: 2021 Snow Level

On Herman Creek, near continuous snow started around Casey Camp. There were some thick patches before that, mostly on the north-facing side of ravines. I made it a little over a mile past Casey Camp and snow was consistent at about 4 inches there. There were also a lot of new trees down. Farther up,...
by drm
February 28th, 2021, 8:01 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

Legitimate concern about people on foot disturbing wildlife during snow coverage is absolutely obliterated into a moot point when you consider the area that snowmobiles access on the south side of the mountain and plains of Abraham. Why does one impact make another one okay? Each should be evaluate...
by drm
February 25th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail
Replies: 78
Views: 2702

Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

I figured it out. He was actually hiking on Hamilton Mt, trying to get back to the equestrian trailhead, and that's when he got lost. Makes total sense. Anything (else) is just subjectificatorificationaryism. :roll:
by drm
February 23rd, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

I don't want to speculate too much without looking up the documents, but snowy times are the highest impact season for wildlife, when they have a hard time finding food and getting around, and so have the lowest amount of energy. But that would depend on whether the crowded areas are places that hav...
by drm
February 23rd, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Mt. St. Helens climbing permit changes

Seems to me that having hundreds of people every single day on a narrow corridor on a mountain has a pretty obvious environmental impact. I certainly know it does on Adams. We've all seen and repeatedly commented on how lots of people who visit the mountains and hiking trails do not follow even basi...