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by Don Nelsen
October 11th, 2021, 6:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green River Trail MSH
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Green River Trail MSH

This should help. I hiked the trail four times in 2018 and 2019 and there are a couple of water bars that need to be taken carefully, but my sedan had no problem.
Green River Trail access.jpg
by Don Nelsen
October 8th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Triple Falls bridge replaced Oct. 7th
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Triple Falls bridge replaced Oct. 7th

With my friend Matt, I spent Thursday exploring off-trail on the north side of Larch Mt. As we wandered through the woods, a huge twin rotor helicopter passed directly over us a dozen times or so and we wondered what the heck was going on. Finished with our explorations, we drove up to the summit to...
by Don Nelsen
October 7th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to McNeil Point (Sept 23)
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Vista Ridge to McNeil Point (Sept 23)

Tom,

Thanks for the TR and the gorgeous photos! I hope to get up there too, before the onset of serious snow.

dn
by Don Nelsen
September 29th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry

The laciniatus thorns did not want to let go, and due to the growth pattern of the side canes trying to move backward to release the hooks drove other hooks in from another direction. Oh, I bow in humble trepidation to the disfiguring powers of your laciniatus . Suffice to say, only a veritable sui...
by Don Nelsen
September 23rd, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Girl Scout Basin
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: Girl Scout Basin

The timing has to be right for those slides to move. Only Collins Point is still considered active, though by only a few inches/year if at all. What geologists noted about the Collins Point slide was that after a few very dry years, basically the first half of the last century, especially the twenti...
by Don Nelsen
September 22nd, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove Avalanche (August 8)
Replies: 10
Views: 715

Re: Elk Cove Avalanche (August 8)

There was also a good-sized avalanche on the east slope of Tanner Butte about 10 years ago -- some great pictures posted here by Thomas and Don Nelsen, as I recall... is that right, Don? Tom, I only noticed this post today, so sorry for the delay. Yep, I posted some pics of that big avalanche on th...
by Don Nelsen
September 21st, 2021, 4:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Snow, at long last!
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Snow, at long last!

We went out Monday, anticipating some nice views of snowcapped peaks and some nice cool weather. We were well rewarded! This past weekend brought welcome relief from our seemingly interminable drought and a most welcome coating of snow to the higher peaks. As we left Vancouver we could see St. Helen...
by Don Nelsen
September 14th, 2021, 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021

What a nice surprise to see your TR this morning! I'm meeting Peder in a few minutes and heading up to High Camp and on to Glacier Lake for some exploring. I've not been above High Camp before so nice to see your pics of the terrain. Thanks for the TR.

dn
by Don Nelsen
September 10th, 2021, 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall colors on the PCT near Mt. Adams
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Fall colors on the PCT near Mt. Adams

This was a hike we decided to do escaping the forecast hot weather but it didn't turn out that way. Still, the scenery was great, albeit somewhat obscured by wildfire smoke. It was already about 65 when we arrived at the Williams Mine TH on the PCT, a mile or so up a spur road near MP 43 on road 23,...
by Don Nelsen
September 10th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MSH: Blue Lake to Castle Ridge, 9/6/2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: MSH: Blue Lake to Castle Ridge, 9/6/2020

Webfoot,

Can you drive the road to the TH without having the Weyerhaeuser permit?