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by drm
October 15th, 2021, 9:48 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Mt Hood Fatality
Replies: 14
Views: 3732

Re: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed over Mt Hood Fatality

It's important to remember that these lawsuits are often by family members who may not be wilderness travelers. The unfortunate victims in these accidents who may well understand the risks and accept them, are not the ones suing if they did not survive. And from what I have read in some cases, if yo...
by drm
October 15th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Popular Mount St. Helens Recreation Site Vandalized
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: Popular Mount St. Helens Recreation Site Vandalized

There is a TikTok stunt that challenges kids to damage restrooms. :evil: Maybe TikTok should pay to fix the restroom at Coldwater. Seriously, what is the point of destroying something like that? It baffles me. Some people get an adrenaline rush out of breaking and smashing things. Haven't there bee...
by drm
October 13th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Popular Mount St. Helens Recreation Site Vandalized
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Popular Mount St. Helens Recreation Site Vandalized

Press release Vancouver, WA – Forest Service law enforcement officials are investigating recent damage at the popular Coldwater Lake Recreation Area at Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument within Gifford Pinchot National Forest. On October 9th or 10th, the restrooms at Coldwater Lake Recreati...
by drm
October 11th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello fellow Oregonians and the rest of this beautiful World!
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Hello fellow Oregonians and the rest of this beautiful World!

If you are already summitting Lamberson Butte and it's only hike #8, the sky is the limit for you! Good luck and I will be looking for your trip reports.
by drm
October 8th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to McNeil Point (Sept 23)
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Vista Ridge to McNeil Point (Sept 23)

40L for a daypack? Fengdong? Oh, I guess you have a ton (literally?) of camera gear. We do love your excellent photos.
by drm
October 8th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Riley Meadows
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Riley Meadows

Four miles up the Riley Trail on Mt Adams, maybe my last hike in that area of the season. No other cars at the TH and no other hikers seen (no other human tracks in the snow).
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lake at 5100'
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Brand new signage - seems like saying the PCT is both straight and left might confuse some people, though it is true
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one of the ponds during the dogleg north, with overnight ice that will melt with the sun
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Lunch at Riley Meadow with a view of the Pinnacle on Adams
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Getting snowier (~ 5300')
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Riley Creek is still just a trickle, though it picked up in the hour I was there and will more during the afternoon
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by drm
October 8th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vine Maple
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Vine Maple

Maybe it's sacrilege to talk about fall color to be seen by car on a hiking site, but with all the photos of huckleberry and mountain ash, I did want to point out that the vine maple along FR23 north of Trout Lake is near peak now. I would add that it is best when the sun is on it so closer to midda...
by drm
October 6th, 2021, 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur via Cathedral Ridge 2021/10/03
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Barrett Spur via Cathedral Ridge 2021/10/03

From the broad flat area at the south end, a trail goes left up to more peak-like destinations. Did you see that? I went up Barrett Spur a couple weeks ago via Vista Ridge. I didn't visit Dollar Puddle, instead going up a trail from near the Vista junction. First time I had gone that way. It joins t...
by drm
October 5th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

I found an article this morning that says that study (with the explosives) showed that there is a large solid rock below Indian Heaven that is deflecting magma west, which is why MSH is that far west.
by drm
October 5th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams really isn't that far east
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: Mt Adams really isn't that far east

I withdraw my previous comment about it not being relevant. However, Adams and St Helens are almost exactly due east/west of each other and dozens of miles apart, so it's not like there is an exact boundary here. If Adams is not on the east side, then MSH is far to the west. And MSH is a lot more ac...