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by Don Nelsen
April 13th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 32
Views: 1168

Re: 2019 Snow Level

Nick Eaton Ridge is melted out below about 3500' with a few spots of snow in deep drifts before that. The trail isn't getting much use so a short section is hard to find above the saddle at 3,000'. That's where it traverses on the NE side of the ridge for about ¼ mile before regaining the ridge. The...
by Don Nelsen
April 6th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Goat Mountain / Goat Creek access in summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Goat Mountain / Goat Creek access in summer?

I was there five times this past summer and the 26 road is fine for normal clearance vehicles. There are a few bumps on it coming from the south past the Norway pass TH but work was done later last summer that fixed most of the worst of it. Road 26 is blocked at the intersection with road 2612 a lit...
by Don Nelsen
April 5th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mitchell Point 3-30-19
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Mitchell Point 3-30-19

Thanks for the report. Interesting about the grass widows. I don't remember seeing them packed so close together in years previous but this year I've spotted them in dense clusters as well. Here is a meadow at 1,800' elevation on a ridge in the Herman Cr. drainage starting to bloom: (March 31st) htt...
by Don Nelsen
March 26th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Spring breakers in the gorge
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Spring breakers in the gorge

I got my usual late start today for a Herman Cr. adventure and as I drove past Multnomah Falls on I84 I saw the long line of cars on the scenic hwy. That was about 12:15 and I was surprised it was backed up to that extent on a weekday. Now I see it is spring break so that makes more sense. Even Herm...
by Don Nelsen
March 26th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star North Ridge via 4109 road
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Silver Star North Ridge via 4109 road

Excellent TR! Not clear on why you turned back though. Because it wasn't sunny? :| No, because it looked like I wasn't going to be able to see in the fog and mist. Oh, yeah, Kelly was waiting down below, far behind and wasn't happy with the long road walk. One must tend to domestic issues. She caug...
by Don Nelsen
March 26th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

I've not been in that area in years but here is a GPS track from July 20th, 2005 that shows the track of that trail SE of Cathedral Ridge. I did some exploring as you can see from this track, once down on the relatively flat area and then went up the valley between Cathedral Ridge and the Table. I'v...
by Don Nelsen
March 25th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star North Ridge via 4109 road
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Silver Star North Ridge via 4109 road

The good news is that the snow is now gone from the 41 road and the 1100 road. The not so good news is that the 4109 road is as bad as ever and still snow covered past about 1/4 mile up. We managed to get 6/10 of a mile up and past the worst of the holes and ruts but the snow was deep and rutted pas...
by Don Nelsen
March 25th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Two Chiefs Trail- Dirt Bikes and Mountain Bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Two Chiefs Trail- Dirt Bikes and Mountain Bikes

Over the years I've seen dirt bikes and often ATVs up there. It's the ATV crowd that improves the crossing of Greenleaf Creek every year and they're the ones who made the workaround for where the big rockslide of Dec. 2007 covered the road downhill and to the east of Greenleaf Cr. Once I saw a Ford ...
by Don Nelsen
March 22nd, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Fast melt-out on the gorge trails
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Fast melt-out on the gorge trails

Great info Don, thanks so much for the update. How was the snow on the trail under the tree's in the general Herman area?? About what elevation is the snow level on the OR side these days?? Thanks!! All the snow is gone on the trails below about 1,200' elevation and above that, even as high as we g...
by Don Nelsen
March 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Fast melt-out on the gorge trails
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Fast melt-out on the gorge trails

I was up at Indian Point today with a couple of friends and amazed at how fast the snow has melted this past week. Here are a few photos: This first one was taken April 5th, 2003 and I include it here for reference: http://www.fototime.com/2E9FD35E84E37FA/medium800.jpg This next one was taken only a...