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by Don Nelsen
July 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mosquitoes in Trapper Creek Wilderness
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Mosquitoes in Trapper Creek Wilderness

I hiked Observation Peak on the 22nd and we were mobbed by the little buggers. Even bug spray didn't deter them completely. Some of them even got me through my shirt. There were still a few small spots of snow, even as low as 3900', so plenty of water for them. That would be gone by now but there's ...
by Don Nelsen
July 10th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Back to Gorton Creek - 070920 The lost keys saga continues.
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Back to Gorton Creek - 070920 The lost keys saga continues.

Kel and I went back to the Gorton Creek Trail yesterday to once again try to locate my wayward keys. We got an amazingly early start, hitting the trail at 10 sharp under cloudy skies but pleasant temperatures. This time I set out to also document trees across the trail, their locations and sizes. Th...
by Don Nelsen
July 9th, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320

Nice work, DN! Impressive you managed to both fall into a devil's club tangle from hell and also lose your keys - a well earned epic! :lol: Last time I was up that way it was all under snow - things do seem to be leafing out quite extensively as a result of the burn, and my god the poison oak is hu...
by Don Nelsen
July 8th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Point Mt. loop from Rainy Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Green Point Mt. loop from Rainy Lake

The drive up to Rainy Lake isn’t too bad – A little over 11 miles from the Dee Hwy on a good gravel road. My late start meant I had no one in front of me so no dust to eat. I wanted to hike some of the route I’d hiked on the 3rd to see if I could find my errant keys, lost on that previous hike. The ...
by Don Nelsen
July 8th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320

drm wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Only in the last couple years have I started attaching my keys to those clips in my pack pocket.

Otherwise, this sounds like a good listing for TKO.
Good idea! I'll try that, It should save me some trouble in the future.

dn
by Don Nelsen
July 8th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320

Limey wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 9:20 am
Love your report but your pictures aren't showing up for me. Can't find any reason why.
Thanks for the compliment! I don't know why you can't see the pics but, try this link:

http://www.fototime.com/users/donnelsen ... p%20070320
by Don Nelsen
July 7th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Herman, Green Point, Gorton Cr. loop 070320

Friday looked to be a perfect day for a long hike and I got my usual lightning start and was on the trail by 12:45. The usual TH at the Herman Creek campground was full with even a few cars parked on the frontage road so I opted for the alternate TH on the old highway 8/10 of a mile farther west. Th...
by Don Nelsen
July 6th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Beargrass Bonanza
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Beargrass Bonanza

Wow! That's some epic beargrass.

dn
by Don Nelsen
June 23rd, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PCT to Benson - 6/21/20
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: PCT to Benson - 6/21/20

Nat, I approve of your starting time! :)

Nice TR and great pics, too.

dn
by Don Nelsen
June 8th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nick Eaton Ridge - 6-4-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Nick Eaton Ridge - 6-4-2020

texasbb wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:06 am
Don Nelsen wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 4:45 pm
I'm not usually a fan of flags but in this case it should prevent the trail ribboning that happens when the tread is hard to locate.
Your new Ribbons Against Ribbons campaign?
:lol: Good one!