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by drm
August 9th, 2022, 6:36 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mosquitos still bad in Indian Heaven?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Mosquitos still bad in Indian Heaven?

Everybody is afraid to even go and find out. The late snow melt this year probably means they will be bad well into August, but maybe the incessant heat waves will change that. You might try to find a PCT blog because they have to go through there. I gave a ride to a PCTer off road 23, and he had ju...
by drm
August 8th, 2022, 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn Crest Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Elkhorn Crest Trail

My camp was on that little peninsula right in the middle. I know it well and have stayed there twice. Did you find the tiny, but clear and cold-running, spring a few feet north along the shoreline? It was better water than what I could pull from the lake. It wasn't clear and cold running this trip....
by drm
August 8th, 2022, 7:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Meadows Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Meadows Loop

Did the Mt Hood Meadows Loop yesterday: Umbrella Falls, Timberline, Newton Ck, Elk Meadows trails. There was a trail running race on the first part - step aside again and again and again for runners. But conditions were great: waterfalls, flowers, the incomparable Clark Canyon - and almost no bugs. ...
by drm
August 6th, 2022, 2:19 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Thursday, I hiked a long loop including Devil's Rest and saw nary a mosquito. :D :D :D :D dn Well, of course - if you are slumming in the lowlands. :lol: Those of us with a hankering to get up in the alpine in the very short window when it is accessible have to fight off the little vampires, or use...
by drm
August 6th, 2022, 10:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn Crest Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Elkhorn Crest Trail

I hiked the northern section of the Elkhorn Crest Trail out of Anthony Lake to Summit Lake and back. Bugs were minimal to non-existent. Anthony Lake from the day use area. https://static.deanmyerson.org/files/photo archive/2022/elkc_01.jpg Here I go. Two other cars at the trailhead on Wednesday morn...
by drm
August 6th, 2022, 10:10 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Fire Restrictions in Gifford Pinchot NF
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Fire Restrictions in Gifford Pinchot NF

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/giffordpinchot/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD1047647 Release Date: Aug 5, 2022 VANCOUVER, Wa – Aug. 5, 2022 - Due to increased risk of wildfires, Gifford Pinchot National Forest fire managers have issued restrictions on campfires, smoking, and other activities within the fore...
by drm
August 6th, 2022, 7:27 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

I guess my point is that I use a two person tent. Obviously it weighs more, but has room to move around, change out of sweaty clothes, etc. Especially on trips that are likely to be very buggy that might require spending more time in the tent, I want that space.
by drm
August 5th, 2022, 1:52 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Laurance Lake Road
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Laurance Lake Road

The road to Laurance Lake is now listed as high clearance since they recently reopened it. Has anybody been up there to say just how good/bad it is? Do you need a Hummer or could a Subie make it?
by drm
August 1st, 2022, 9:15 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Two weeks ago, katu forecasters noted that Jan-Jun 2022 was ranked 16th in wettest starts to the year, trailing 1996 by half of its rainfall during the same period. Then, miraculously last week katu forecasters said 2022 was the wettest spring in 86 years. Strange, I don't remember that much rain f...