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by drm
June 17th, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls

And nobody wants to be the one to say let's turn around. That would be me. Back in my technical climbing days, I would be the one who would say, it's not going today, time to rap off. The weather is turning too fast, we are off route, whatever. I once had to sit and refuse to continue when a friend...
by drm
June 17th, 2021, 6:17 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Backpacking Herman Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: Backpacking Herman Creek

Mud Lake is nice but there isn't a lot of space there. I'm sure it will be used this weekend by who ever gets there first. Finding campsites on a sunny and dry Saturday can be a perilous thing with so many other low altitude places closed due to past fires.
by drm
June 16th, 2021, 5:26 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Gnarl Ridge snow level?
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Gnarl Ridge snow level?

Does anybody know what the snow level is now going towards Elk Meadow and up Gnarl Ridge?
by drm
June 16th, 2021, 5:21 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Margaret - Trail Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Mt. Margaret - Trail Questions

The Forest Service has maps for water for those two camps, see the links at https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=41618 I don't think you should have any problem that early in the season. You probably will still have snow in some places, especially on the Lakes Trail since it...
by drm
June 15th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop?
Replies: 30
Views: 2060

Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

The route in that gaiagps link does not do the full Lakes Trail from Norway Pass. It crosses over the ridge west of that. That's the difficult trail section I was referring to, it's not on the Lakes Trail. Unless there is a different washout. The loop I'm talking about connects on the eastern end at...
by drm
June 15th, 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 66
Views: 11684

Re: disappointing lifespan for shoes

No, I don't know the difference, they look about the same. The Plus II were on sale and seemed to be what I needed.
by drm
June 13th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: disappointing lifespan for shoes
Replies: 66
Views: 11684

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: 66
Views: 11684

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: 143
Views: 9432

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: 8
Views: 204

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.