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by drm
November 24th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River day hike
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Deschutes River day hike

Yeah, beavers don't eat fish, they eat wood and plants. Otters eat fish. So if it had a fish, it was an otter. Did you see it swim on it's back? Also something otters do.
by drm
November 18th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2020 Snow Level
Replies: 61
Views: 6894

Re: 2020 Snow Level

Interesting that an obscure pond way off-trail, un-named, un-mapped, has been visited by drm + Don + Chip in sep/oct. The three of us were crossing tracks so many times in that period, it's amazing we never saw each other (just footprints in snow and tire tracks in frost). I think the lay of the la...
by drm
November 17th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2020 Snow Level
Replies: 61
Views: 6894

Re: 2020 Snow Level

Here's a pair of pics of a little lake on the NW side of Adams, about 6500'. The snowy pic is from a couple weeks ago. The bare pic was taken today. Looking at the dry pond on the left of this shot of my dinner party guests from Labor Day weekend, appears to be the same place. I think it was about ...
by drm
November 15th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Herman Creek trees down

I think rangers used to use that road to access the lower section of the trail where it is wide enough. I've seen FS vehicles on the regular trail and am pretty sure they used that road, but it doesn't appear to have been driven on recently and it was a few years ago that I saw that truck up there. ...
by drm
November 14th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Herman Creek trees down

Right, I'm using that alternate route from Herman Creek Rd. Note Don's comment about turning right when the road goes left under the power lines. Don't turn right immediately under the power lines the other way. Turn right just after that on a more overgrown dirt road. I believe the trail is only cl...
by drm
November 14th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8

More often it turns into a hard crust or just plain ice if we get a dry spell following something like this. Good spiking conditions. It's hard to get warm enough to melt it off with the sun so low in the sky for the next three months.
by drm
November 12th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Herman Creek trees down

Hiked 5+ miles up Herman Creek yesterday - a number of trees down. I wished I had my folding saw - most were either small or had small branches that needed to be removed. I will take one next time I head up there, but in case anybody else can . . .
by drm
November 5th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Adams: Killen Creek to Killen Glacier
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Adams: Killen Creek to Killen Glacier

The place I camped XC on Labor Day weekend was just a few minutes west of your pic at the top of that gully to parkland. I went up the ridge on the east side and then veered a little more east. That was the camp where I had a trickle of meltwater into my water bottle. And your Killen Glacier is just...
by drm
November 5th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Drakesbad area (Lassen N.P.) – 10-26-20
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Drakesbad area (Lassen N.P.) – 10-26-20

bobcat wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 1:11 pm
It was 17 degrees . . .
mjirving wrote:Cool
Yep.
by drm
November 2nd, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Help with Dollar Lake trail access
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Is that first picture a way to get to Barrett Spur from the west and bypass the puddle?