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by drm
June 13th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 63
Views: 11581

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

I only use mesh shoes in the summer. Everything else is just too hot. I have hot feet and cold hands. I need gloves when I'm still wearing sandals.
by drm
June 13th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 63
Views: 11581

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

I use mid-height waterproof boots for transition season hiking - mud, lots of wet creeks, and snow. I just did the inaurgural hike on my new Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II boots: https://www.backcountry.com/columbia-newton-ridge-hiking-boot-mens (I got the steel grey version). I wallowed in the slush...
by drm
June 13th, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2021 Snow Level
Replies: 139
Views: 9183

Re: 2021 Snow Level

Stagman Ridge on Adams yesterday, June 12. Hit first real snow about 5000', down in the ravine where you descend after Grassy Hill. Then it melts out again, and yet get in full coverage a little before the big meadow, which is as far as I went. Nice fairly sunny day and a few other hikers there. s1....
by drm
June 13th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

Adams is by far the driest of the big volcanoes and I think this leads people to see it as east of the crest. It is in the rain shadow of MSH and Indian Heaven.
by drm
June 9th, 2021, 6:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry

mjirving wrote:
June 9th, 2021, 6:12 am
Heading down to do a 200 mile section from Shasta to Belden next Friday.
I hope you enjoy the heat.
by drm
June 9th, 2021, 6:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Morgan/Summit/Freezeout Loop: 6/4/21
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Morgan/Summit/Freezeout Loop: 6/4/21

July is prime time for the trails which head out from the Hat Point area - they don't generally open till July or late June.

Note that the road to Hat Point is a good gravel road but is very steep in places, with a huge dropoff.
by drm
June 8th, 2021, 7:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Morgan/Summit/Freezeout Loop: 6/4/21
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Morgan/Summit/Freezeout Loop: 6/11/21

I should do a Hell's Canyon trip some day. Probably too late for this year - too hot. Not if you stay on the ridges. Since Hat Point is almost melted out, there is a trailhead up there that drops down to the High Trail where there are a couple camps in that sea of grass. It's a well-maintained and ...
by drm
June 7th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Backpacking Herman Creek
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Backpacking Herman Creek

Yeah, if there still is snow on the top ridge above the lake, the route finding is easier CW. Last year, somebody going CCW on the snow came down the west fork of Herman instead of the east where the trail is and wandered in the rainforest for days until rescuers found him. If you go CW, you really ...
by drm
June 7th, 2021, 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Grassy Knoll, 5/31/2021
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Grassy Knoll, 5/31/2021

Why buy a book when Google Lens (which I just discovered) is available?

Oh, maybe we like books. :D

Or maybe you have an Apple phone. :cry:
by drm
June 6th, 2021, 7:36 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Backpacking Herman Creek
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Backpacking Herman Creek

The most common Herman Creek loop is with the PCT over Benson Plateau. I think the only snow would be some remnant on the ridge at the top of the canyon. Surprised that nobody else here mentioned it.