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by Jesse
January 11th, 2022, 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catherine Creek 1/9/22
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Catherine Creek 1/9/22

Darn, no grass widows yet. I was getting used to seeing the first ones in January. Does that mean that they will be better in March? It's all cascade concrete out here in the eastern gorge once not in the driving lanes. Expecting spring to start in January every year isn't ecologically sustainable.
by Jesse
November 14th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21

Nice! I wish we had such easy access to all-year hiking trails like this near Portland. Then again, I obviously cannot begrudge the Confederated Tribes of Warms Springs their reservation. We have the entire central and eastern Gorge which is on the dry side of the Cascades and even lower elevation ...
by Jesse
April 10th, 2021, 9:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lyle Cherry Orchard
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Lyle Cherry Orchard

That is one unsightly filter.
by Jesse
November 18th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Adams Shorthorn
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Mt Adams Shorthorn

retired jerry wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 8:46 am
yeah, this has been a great year for autumn alpine hiking

hasn't been real cold either
There's been some very cold days up in the high country. Just depends on which day you go. Fall weather can be pretty variable.
by Jesse
November 10th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Margaret 2020/10/31
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Mt. Margaret 2020/10/31

As a glacier lover, I'm most interested in surface area covered by ice, by which criteria Rainier kicks butt! If I recall from the book "On Mt Hood," Rainier has more frozen water (snow/ice) than the rest of the Cascade volcanoes combined. Though it's clear that Rainier is enormous (I find it hard ...
by Jesse
September 20th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening
Replies: 16
Views: 2842

Re: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

NOAA predicts snow below 2000' tonight/Saturday (Trout Lake forecast). The Mirror Lake gate is 5300', and of course the trailheads are higher. Visitors will typically drive to 5600' or a little higher. Drat. :| On Hood, we can monitor cams at Timberline/Meadows to see what develops, but on Adams I ...
by Jesse
June 26th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trinity Alps June 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

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: 1220

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: 3367

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: 1691

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.