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by Don Nelsen
March 24th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920

If you do the route in the clockwise direction the trail is very easy to follow. With a few flags in only two spots it would be fine CCW too. The tread is gone in some spots and care must be taken but the worst of it is only fifty feet or so. As for the few trees over the trail - Only one on the eas...
by Don Nelsen
March 21st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wahington's Larch Mt. - The ides of March
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Wahington's Larch Mt. - The ides of March

okay, from other report Kelly is family member so you're okay :) maybe someone else will read this and be nagged into doing the right thing :) Looks nice out there Except for the cold it was great day out - with so many folks off work, we were a little surprised more folks aren't getting out. All t...
by Don Nelsen
March 20th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wahington's Larch Mt. - The ides of March
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Wahington's Larch Mt. - The ides of March

We hiked Silver Star from Grouse Vista on the 9th and enjoyed a beautiful day, light wind, blue skies and mild temperatures. What difference a week makes!! Silver Star on the 9th: No wind, shirt sleeve weather and lots of sunshine: http://www.fototime.com/05F10B2ABA717B1/medium800.jpg Sunday was for...
by Don Nelsen
March 20th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Wygant - Chetwoot Equinox hike 031920

Kelly and I decided to do the "social distancing" thing and find a hike where likely no one else would be. Wygant - Chetwoot loop filled the bill and we headed out to celebrate the equinox. The recent snow had almost all melted and we saw only a few leftover remnants starting at about 500': http://w...
by Don Nelsen
March 9th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2020 Snow Level
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: 2020 Snow Level

Silver Star, south side from Grouse Vista TH, bare to 2700', spotty to 3000' and continuous after that. Well tracked and packed down. Used spikes which were helpful on the steeper parts but no need for snowshoes unless off track.
by Don Nelsen
February 23rd, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tomlike - 2/22/20
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: Tomlike - 2/22/20

Great job guys! Those are some awesome cornice photos too.

dn
by Don Nelsen
February 18th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20
Replies: 22
Views: 1097

Re: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20

Great pics Nat!! Thanks.

I'm still here too and don't even have a FB account. This site's Field Guide is excellent and I often take a look at it to find info. When I had a FB account a few years ago it was impossible to find anything after a few days. Worthless, IMO.

dn
by Don Nelsen
February 12th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: backdoor route to Wygant Peak
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: backdoor route to Wygant Peak

... I've parked there twice recently (Feb. 3rd and Feb. 7th) so I guess I've been lucky. Don, sorry I missed you on Feb 3! That would have been a fun random encounter. As for getting lucky, imagine how lucky I felt when I knew my car was the only one in the lot before dawn, on a day when the asswip...
by Don Nelsen
February 10th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: backdoor route to Wygant Peak
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: backdoor route to Wygant Peak

Craig,

So sorry to hear about the break in! I've parked there twice recently (Feb. 3rd and Feb. 7th) so I guess I've been lucky. Great pics on your meet-up group page for the hike, BTW.

dn
by Don Nelsen
January 21st, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stacker Butte, Sun. Jan 19th 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Stacker Butte, Sun. Jan 19th 2020

Sunday turned out to be great day for a hike though we had to drive a bit for it. Stacker Butte is across the Columbia from The Dalles and I'd never hiked it due to how barren and sunburned it looked from afar. However, add a few inches of snow and misty swirling clouds and what might be a boring gr...