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by Don Nelsen
June 19th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2624

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

The real problem is the folks in the big-tire-off-road rigs that go up there in the winter and tear up the road. If folks with normal vehicles were the only ones on this road, I think it would be fine. To me the bad parts seem clearly the result of erosion, not mud bogging yahoos; I'm sure we've bo...
by Don Nelsen
June 18th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2624

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

I drove the 4109 road today in order to do an estimate of what it would take to fix it. I drove up through the bad part and then walked back down. For a car with at least 8 inches of clearance, no problem. Anything less - good luck! There were five cars parked before the worst spots when I got there...
by Don Nelsen
June 15th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2624

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

...Here are photos of the part I thought was hardest. Don, do you recall the line you took here? I don't think your Mercedes is narrow enough to hug the bushes to avoid this. 4109 100.jpg 4109 103.jpg 4109 110.jpg You are correct about my car not being narrow enough - and it has the scratches to pr...
by Don Nelsen
June 12th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: was there ever a Crescent Glacier on St Helens?
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: was there ever a Crescent Glacier on St Helens?

If you have an old map of St Helens, or if you're old as dirt, maybe you can answer this. The bowl defined by Crescent Ridge harbors snow later than the elevation (roughly 6200 to 6900) would lead you to expect. Pre 1980, was there a documented named glacier there? I like to think there was. It's s...
by Don Nelsen
June 3rd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead
Replies: 44
Views: 2624

Re: Gifford Pinchot Road 4109 to Silver Star Trailhead

I drove the 4109 road today and had no problem at all. I'm not trying to boast but the 4109 road isn't all that bad. Proof: http://www.fototime.com/7D612AD4512D5BF/standard.jpg (My suv, BTW, has ½" less road clearance than a Subaru Outback, is 20 years old and has nearly a quarter million miles on i...
by Don Nelsen
May 19th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Point Mountain - 5/12/19
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Green Point Mountain - 5/12/19

What you are seeing in the first photo is the higher portion of Nick Eaton Ridge. Green Point is hidden by Nick Eaton and not visible from Point 3152. Here is a photo I took earlier this year from the same spot looking at Nick Eaton (right of center.) http://www.fototime.com/7F4680536BF9DC7/medium80...
by Don Nelsen
May 14th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hoh River Trail, Olympic NP
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Hoh River Trail, Olympic NP

retired jerry wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 9:36 am
Has Don changed much in 10 years? :)
Nope. - except I don't carry 50 lb. packs any more :(
by Don Nelsen
May 14th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hoh River Trail, Olympic NP
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Hoh River Trail, Olympic NP

Dean,

Great report - thanks! Brings back some good memories.

Looks like that tree Betsy is posing by hasn't changed much in 10 years:
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by Don Nelsen
April 30th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nee-Me-Poo & Imnaha Trails, Hells Canyon 4-23 to 4-24-19
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Nee-Me-Poo & Imnaha Trails, Hells Canyon 4-23 to 4-24-19

Thanks for this great TR, history and photos! dn
by Don Nelsen
April 25th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 853

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

Last year, all snow in the area was gone by the end of July. Most was gone by the middle of July with only a few scattered patches remaining. The trail between the twin lakes and Bear Pass was in good shape when I hiked it on Aug. 17th. Here are a few photos of that trip: double click the first one ...