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by Jesse
June 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trinity Alps June 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 716

Re: Trinity Alps June 2020

Looks like a nice trip. I haven't been down in that area for years. We did a camping trip in the Marble Mountains in 2004. How are the forests and fire damage looking down there? These days I pretty much just assume that 80% of the trees are either burned to a crisp or killed by disease in that part...
by Jesse
June 3rd, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I hiked today! Cast Creek trail 6/2/20
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: I hiked today! Cast Creek trail 6/2/20

We hiked the Burnt Lake trail to East Zigzag yesterday. No snow until the lake, the shaded south side of the lake still has some big snowdrifts but the sunny side is mostly melted out. The trail from Burnt Lake to Zigzag Mtn Trail was about 60-70% snow covered but passable if you follow footprints a...
by Jesse
August 30th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

Re: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds

Something is killing off an awful lot of trees on the ridge between Bald Mtn and McNeil point. You can see it in the first pic.
by Jesse
June 17th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rogue Wolf Loop (Sky Lakes Wilderness) 14/15-Jun-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Rogue Wolf Loop (Sky Lakes Wilderness) 14/15-Jun-2018

There have just been a lot of burns recently. A byproduct of long, lovely summers when the snow pack melts off early.
by Jesse
February 14th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Zigzag Mtn Lookout, Feb 13, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: East Zigzag Mtn Lookout, Feb 13, 2018

retired jerry wrote:yeah, it's not good to have low snow levels, I'm rooting for more snow

but, if there is low snow I might as well appreciate it :)
That's a good point. Cant control the weather so might as well make the most of whatever hand you get. I get that.
by Jesse
February 14th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: East Zigzag Mtn Lookout, Feb 13, 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: East Zigzag Mtn Lookout, Feb 13, 2018

wow, nice, cool to get up there in the winter did you use snowshoes or anything? postholeing? Yeah, hopefully there won't be a bunch of snow in the next couple months and we can have an early hiking season Luckily the upcoming weather looks cold and stormy for the forseeable future. I love hiking j...
by Jesse
February 13th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise on the Labyrinth Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Surprise on the Labyrinth Trail

I wonder how the grass widows are liking the lows around 20 out that way this morning? Although since they are late winter bloomers anyway they are probably quite hardy. Still, they got a bit of a false start. Then we could be seeing snow and even colder temperatures in the region by early next week...
by Jesse
January 24th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Surprise on the Labyrinth Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 2776

Re: Surprise on the Labyrinth Trail

Man, we really like to rush the seasons here don't we. Carpeted with wildflowers in three weeks? It's January in a La Nina year. That climatologically favors a cold back half of the winter (February and March). Probably good and natural for the flowers to get a bit of a longer nap, and we need the m...
by Jesse
November 19th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eugene Ridgeline explorations Oct.-Nov. 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Eugene Ridgeline explorations Oct.-Nov. 2017

Jesse wrote:Hall's aster must be a very hardy species. Looking over the records I see that Eugene has already dropped to or below freezing several times this fall.
27 degrees in Eugene this morning.
by Jesse
November 18th, 2017, 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eugene Ridgeline explorations Oct.-Nov. 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: Eugene Ridgeline explorations Oct.-Nov. 2017

Hall's aster must be a very hardy species. Looking over the records I see that Eugene has already dropped to or below freezing several times this fall.