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by wnshall
June 20th, 2022, 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Portland Hiker Moved East
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Portland Hiker Moved East

Thanks for your post. Having grown up in New England, I enjoyed your photos of the Appalachians. There's a subtle beauty in the well-worn landscape that is quite different from the young and raw Cascades. I appreciate uncrowded trails and plenty of parking spots at trailheads This is quite different...
by wnshall
June 14th, 2022, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Across the Alpine Lakes: Icicle Creek to Snoqualmie Pass
Replies: 14
Views: 1303

Re: Across the Alpine Lakes: Icicle Creek to Snoqualmie Pass

What a great trip report! Thanks for sharing your wonderful writing. Just one more place to put on my list. (Although, really, the message I take away from your writing, is to find joy on whatever trail you happen to be on.)
by wnshall
June 10th, 2022, 10:04 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point
Replies: 23
Views: 2018

Re: barefoot hypothermic hiker rescued from Munra Point

I would absolutely love input on this decision though! Making these calls is a lot harder in the moment if icky situations do occur, and all factors must be considered. First off, massive props to you for joining the forum and commenting on the thread. I think that would take a lot of courage, give...
by wnshall
June 8th, 2022, 2:03 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: sustainable wilderness camping management
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: sustainable wilderness camping management

The ideas outlined in this report, at least as summarized by folks in this thread, seem sensible to me. It's frustrating that the Wilderness act is being used to prevent forest managers from actually ... managing forest use effectively. I would like to point out that having permanent designated camp...
by wnshall
June 8th, 2022, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels
Replies: 102
Views: 15938

Re: 2022 and Beyond - Snow Levels

Hiked from Big Hollow Trailhead up to Observation Peak in the Trapper Creek Wilderness on Wednesday, May 31. Found continuous snow at 3,400'. We were able to follow the topography up to the summit, and found a number of trail signs along the way, but only saw exposed tread a few times above 3400. I...
by wnshall
June 8th, 2022, 12:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trapper Creek 5/28/22
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Trapper Creek 5/28/22

Trapper Creek Wilderness 5/31/22 I hiked the Trapper Creek Wilderness Loop for the first time last week, and it didn't disappoint. The first 4 miles are nearly flat, climbing about 700' through beautiful old forest. IMG_3727.jpeg IMG_3729.jpeg IMG_3730.jpeg IMG_3741.jpeg You see some evidence of the...
by wnshall
June 8th, 2022, 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lost Lake Huckleberry Mountain 6/4/22
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Lost Lake Huckleberry Mountain 6/4/22

Charley wrote:
June 6th, 2022, 9:55 pm
The snow melt off has been slow this year and it's really making it hard to get up high!
While this is tough on us hikers, hopefully this means fire-season will be tamer this year, and hiking in August won't be derailed by fire and smoke!
by wnshall
November 23rd, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21

I am surprised that you could drive to the trailhead, that's usually the thing that ends these kinds of trips. I thought we had too much lower altitude snow to drive that high. Now I'm looking at a decent forecast for next weekend and wondering where I might try to get up high. Yeah, driving in was...
by wnshall
November 22nd, 2021, 10:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barrett Spur, 11/21/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Barrett Spur, 11/21/21

IMG_2974_Web.jpg I took advantage of the blue sky forecast Sunday for one more (last?) trip up above timberline on Mt. Hood, via the Vista Ridge trail. Almost exactly a year ago I made a similar trip -- forecasts for blue skies had me expecting one last high elevation trip enjoying the low angle su...
by wnshall
August 18th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Blow down on Timberline Trail to McNeil Pt (8/8/21)
Replies: 7
Views: 1931

Re: Blow down on Timberline Trail to McNeil Pt (8/8/21)

I was up there today (8/16). Conditions are as you report. Here's a little more detail: Timberline Trail, headed toward McNeil Point from the 4-way PCT intersection near Bald Mountain: From the 4-way to the cutoff trail, it's been cleared, and is passable. There are dozens of huge logs which have b...