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by ras_pdx
August 11th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Adams Killen Creek - High Camp 8/8-10
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Mt Adams Killen Creek - High Camp 8/8-10

20190808_172516.jpg Did a 2 night backpack earlier this weekend up on the northwest corner of Mt Adams. We arrived at Killen Creek trailhead around noon, and hiked up to High Camp at 6900'. We saw two packers on the way down, and nobody at High Camp until around 8:30 when one other person arrived. ...
by ras_pdx
August 5th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Adams North
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Mt Adams North

Has anyone been back up there recently? Considering a backpack there later this week but I'll head someplace else if the skeeters are thick.
by ras_pdx
August 29th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ingalls Lake (Alpine Lakes) 8/12 - 8/14
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Ingalls Lake (Alpine Lakes) 8/12 - 8/14

A couple of weeks back I packed in to Headlight Basin and Ingalls Lake, on the east side of Alpine Lakes Wilderness, with a Seattle friend and her 8 year old daughter. It's a fairly popular pack for Seattle area folks, but I'd never been to those parts and was eager to see what all the fuss was abou...
by ras_pdx
July 13th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Lake Loop (Goat Rocks) - July 11, 2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4561

Re: Goat Lake Loop (Goat Rocks) - July 11, 2015

Thanks for the detailed report, and beautiful photos. I have never seen goat lake without snow and ice, let alone in early July. That's crazy!
by ras_pdx
August 9th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowa River Loop via Polaris Pass (Aug. 3-7, 2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 6067

Re: Wallowa River Loop via Polaris Pass (Aug. 3-7, 2012)

Thanks for the great write-up. I'm heading out for a week tomorrow. We were supposed to go up to Glacier Peak, but I saw a trip report saying that the bugs were just awful, and I'm too much of a wuss to spend an entire week as insect food. Based on your report, I think we're heading to ECW instead, ...
by ras_pdx
July 6th, 2012, 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yocum Ridge 6/21
Replies: 11
Views: 3113

Re: Yocum Ridge 6/21

Encouraged by your report, I backpacked into Ramona Falls for 4th of July with a couple hundred or so of my best friends. I set up my tent below the horse camp and then headed up Yocum Ridge, which I've never hiked before. I thought maybe 2 weeks would make a difference regarding snow level and navi...
by ras_pdx
September 9th, 2011, 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Between the fires under an evac warning. .Olallie Lake 9/7-8
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Between the fires under an evac warning. .Olallie Lake 9

Thanks for the report! We're going to head up that way this weekend, hopefully the fires will be under control and not too smokey.
by ras_pdx
September 7th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bug-free weekend backpack?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Bug-free weekend backpack?

I hope you're right. Please report back with what you encounter!
by ras_pdx
September 6th, 2011, 1:05 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bug-free weekend backpack?
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Bug-free weekend backpack?

Any suggestions for a moderate weekend backpack w/o swarms of bugs? Our plan is to head out on Friday after work, camp at a trailhead (or maybe go in a few miles, depending on distance from Portland and when we manage to leave town), pack to a new campsite for Saturday night and back out again on Su...
by ras_pdx
August 2nd, 2011, 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star Loop Hike (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 19
Views: 1766

Re: Silver Star Loop Hike (July 30, 2011)

Rich, I must have been right there next to you. I just posted my report at http://www.portlandhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8889 . :) Indeed! Apparently we had lunch with you on the summit, and then saw you playing on the snow field with your son. I've seen your posts on this site before, bu...