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by drm
February 8th, 2024, 10:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gooseneck start
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Gooseneck start

It looked like the barbed wire ended just before the ravine and you could detour some to the left where the ravine is smaller to avoid the steepest terrain.
by drm
February 7th, 2024, 5:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gooseneck start
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Gooseneck start

It took forever, but we finally warmed up in the Gorge. Was solid and mostly sunny 50s today (2/7/24) and more sunny the farther east so I decided it was finally time to go to Cottonwood State Park and give this Gooseneck Loop a look. Today I just did the uphill and went as far as the first fencelin...
by drm
January 14th, 2024, 1:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28
Replies: 11
Views: 10342

Re: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28

First we got those little spares, but I think cell phones had something to do with getting rid of all spares, in addition to cost and space, since you can call from any place that normal people go. And modern tires just don't have flats as often. It's been many years since my last one, but that was ...
by drm
November 21st, 2023, 10:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Labyrinth trial 4423 11/20/23
Replies: 3
Views: 7114

Re: Labyrinth trial 4423 11/20/23

That area was forecast to be very windy, but I think it didn't pick up till late afternoon. By the way, that tree in your photo may be the old infamous voodoo tree of old. Hard to tell for sure from the photo. But the voodoo tree had an animal skull hanging from it for many years. Somebody would occ...
by drm
November 21st, 2023, 10:10 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Trail Backpacking Itinerary and Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 43709

Re: Timberline Trail Backpacking Itinerary and Questions

We had some days of cold wet conditions in late August this year - in the mountains. It's always frustrating for me, because these weather conditions usually just means a pleasant mid 70s day down low, which everybody is craving in August. But 70s in Portland means 40s or 50s for alpine hiking, and ...
by drm
November 21st, 2023, 10:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: This is what happens . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 22439

Re: This is what happens . . .

I know - always take over the boot gaiters! I think I even have a pair somewhere . . .
by drm
November 19th, 2023, 8:45 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Timberline Trail Backpacking Itinerary and Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 43709

Re: Timberline Trail Backpacking Itinerary and Questions

I would add two things. If you are unlucky enough to be in a heat wave, which is very possible that time of year, camp night 1 next to Rushing Water Creek. It's just a couple hundred yards before the Sandy River and is usually much cooler. Since that will be your lowest altitude camp, the heat could...
by drm
November 17th, 2023, 8:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman
Replies: 0
Views: 10014

Herman

Dayhike up to Slide Creek.


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I am always amazed how such fragile things can form underground and force their way up through the soil
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Slide Creek Falls
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black on yellow
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by drm
November 10th, 2023, 8:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn in Yosemite: NoYo YOLO Yoyo
Replies: 12
Views: 18385

Re: Autumn in Yosemite: NoYo YOLO Yoyo

I have long had the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne on my bucket list. But reading that much of it has now burned - especially if it includes the Pate Valley - would much lower it on the list. I get enough of hiking through burns around here - not going to drive 13 hours for it. :cry: But you never kno...
by drm
November 9th, 2023, 9:07 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: This is what happens . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 22439

Re: This is what happens . . .

When I got to the trailhead and took them out of the car to put on, I noticed immediately. I only saw a few other hikers that day, but wonder if they noticed.