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by Don Nelsen
November 24th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coldwater Lake loop - 11/21/20
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Coldwater Lake loop - 11/21/20

Nice! Beautiful photos, too.

dn
by Don Nelsen
November 17th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2020 Snow Level
Replies: 61
Views: 6953

Re: 2020 Snow Level

Small world!

Here's that same lake on Oct. 22nd. My GPS shows it at 6,478'. The maps I have don't show it at all.

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by Don Nelsen
November 15th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Herman Creek trees down

The first time I hiked that route this year, ( I think it was June 25th, could have been in July, though, I've hiked it a lot) there were fresh tire marks, so for some reason, possibly to remove the tree that was across the road, or maybe to do some spraying, it was used by a vehicle with dual rear ...
by Don Nelsen
November 14th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Photos needed for Field Guide
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Photos needed for Field Guide

Here's a list of the Field Guide pages that don't have any pictures (this is an annual request): https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Category:Needs_Pics If you have a photo of any of these places and can let us use it, please post it here along with your preferred attribution. Many thanks! Sta...
by Don Nelsen
November 14th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Herman Creek trees down

Lots of places to park. Wide shoulder on both sides.
by Don Nelsen
November 14th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Herman Creek trees down

Right, I'm using that alternate route from Herman Creek Rd. Note Don's comment about turning right when the road goes left under the power lines. Don't turn right immediately under the power lines the other way. Turn right just after that on a more overgrown dirt road. I believe the trail is only c...
by Don Nelsen
November 13th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8

Yes, we've seen snow melt out late in the year but it's rare. It would take a lot of relatively warm rain to melt it out now. I downhill skied for over thirty years so paid attention to these things. The most spectacular meltout/slow start to the season I've seen was in 1980. We had an unusually war...
by Don Nelsen
November 13th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Adams: Crystal Lake via PCT/Riley loop (100% snow) Nov 8

Update on the snow conditions: On the 8th, when both Chip and I were hiking, he on the SW side of Adams and me in the east central part of Indian Heaven, the closest Snotel sites showed no snow depth at all. In reality, there was about 5 inches in Indian Heaven and Chip said about 6 to 8 inches wher...
by Don Nelsen
November 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Help with Dollar Lake trail access
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

This should help. A GPS track from one of my hikes. Dollar Lake is about 300 feet to the west of where most maps say it is.

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by Don Nelsen
November 12th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Herman Creek trees down
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Herman Creek trees down

A better route than the regular TH has always been open via the original Herman Creek Road. Start at 45 41.364 x -121 50.034. Turn right after one third of a mile after crossing under the powerlines.

dn