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by drm
May 22nd, 2022, 7:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 70
Views: 12547

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

Did my (nearly) annual spring ski up Red Mtn (southern boundary of Indian Heaven). You could drive Road 60 from the west almost to the turnoff for Red Mtn, so that's about one half mile from Crest Camp. Going up to the summit, I had to carry my skis about 1/3 of the way due to melted roads, which wa...
by drm
May 21st, 2022, 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trapper Creek
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Trapper Creek

Camped just above Terrace Camp last night and hiked up as far as Hidden Creek. No snow to that point and likely quite a ways beyond. The trail is in decent shape and after the first quarter mile there aren't too many trees down. I took my folding saw to make passage easier around those there are. An...
by drm
May 20th, 2022, 6:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Food storage for bears
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Food storage for bears

Realistically it’s very difficult to find trees like that in most forested areas. Very frustrating. I put my stuff in a scent lock bag and don’t worry about it’s exact location in the tree. I usually find one, at least 3/4 of the time. It's true that many trees have branches that grow at too severe...
by drm
May 19th, 2022, 6:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Food storage for bears
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Food storage for bears

Yeah, rodents are far more likely to get into your food than bears. But since they eat only your food - and not YOU - the non-hiking public doesn't obsess on that risk. Squirrels love trail mix. Although Aimless mentioned it, I want to emphasize the need for food hangs to be 6 feet away from the tre...
by drm
May 14th, 2022, 1:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rowena Crest - Tom McCall Pt
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Rowena Crest - Tom McCall Pt

Ah - the blue cornflowers. I didn't see them above. I see them a lot on the Syncline.
by drm
May 13th, 2022, 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rowena Crest - Tom McCall Pt
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Rowena Crest - Tom McCall Pt

Balsamroot maybe a hair past peak at the bottom but lupine peaking. Up above lupine hasn't even opened yet. 20220513_135746.jpg 20220513_140116.jpg 20220513_140206.jpg 20220513_140536.jpg 20220513_140630.jpg 20220513_141459.jpg 20220513_142420.jpg 20220513_144348.jpg 20220513_145924_HDR.jpg
by drm
May 10th, 2022, 7:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best view of Rainier from the Paradise area?
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Best view of Rainier from the Paradise area?

Okay, so you want close and dramatic. You will find plenty of that hiking above Paradise, around every corner really, once you get up a little ways. Think of Barrett Spur or Cooper Spur more than High Camp on Adams. Adams' low angle alpine slopes are more friendly to alpine plants, which grows essen...
by drm
May 9th, 2022, 6:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falls Creek Antenna Head
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Falls Creek Antenna Head

The first mile has some clear stretches, but the second mile+ is pretty continuous and you certainly cannot drive around them all. That's why I said at least it is short. Hiking it would be okay if there was a trail, but walking that road in those conditions when it is open seems a lot less fun. Jus...
by drm
May 9th, 2022, 6:28 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Best view of Rainier from the Paradise area?
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Best of Rainier from the Paradise area?

This gets to the question of better view of what exactly. When you are up on the side of a mountain, you get dramatic views of glaciers and canyons, but not really the whole mountain. You would actually be better to head a little lower for a classic mountain profile.
by drm
May 8th, 2022, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falls Creek Antenna Head
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Falls Creek Antenna Head

So we all know what a lollipop hike is, right? This loop route has two spurs that go to the bottom and top of the waterfall - so an antenna head. And not the best place for a quiet walk in the forest as Falls Creek is thunderous and raging, as it usually is this time of year. Only more so now. I did...