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by Don Nelsen
February 21st, 2024, 4:56 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 348
Views: 689580

Re: Happy Birthday!

Congratulations on your 90th!! Best Happy birthday post ever.

dn
by Don Nelsen
February 4th, 2024, 5:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Mountain (Camas) 2-2-24
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Green Mountain (Camas) 2-2-24

Thanks for giving Green Mountain some well-deserved publicity. Nice what just a few volunteers can do in such a short time.
by Don Nelsen
February 3rd, 2024, 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!

Tom, thanks! Great photos! Looking back at the weather stats for 1922, there were 3 cold snaps that year, one starting on 12/17 of 1921 that we never really recovered from then another on 1/14 1922 and yet another two weeks after that. Dec. '22 there was another one too. Our weather used to be much ...
by Don Nelsen
February 1st, 2024, 8:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!

Ha! Those are my tracks. I was there on Sunday 1/28... Excellent! That's an impressive hike you did. Now I see why there was only one set of tracks. Getting back the way you did must have been a real workout. My ankles are still a bit sore from so much hiking at an angle. Thanks for the help, too -...
by Don Nelsen
January 29th, 2024, 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Herman Creek 012924 Not ready for prime time!

This is my second try to recon the gorge and particularly the Herman Creek Trail system this past week. Last Tuesday it was way too icy and dangerous, so I didn't get the job done. (but I still managed a couple of miles on sketchy ice) Today, though, just enough melt-off made it doable, at least eno...
by Don Nelsen
January 25th, 2024, 4:32 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: The gorge, after all this weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: The gorge, after all this weather

I went out Tuesday (1/23) to do a recon on Herman Creek and stopped by Eagle Creek to see how it had fared. I got about 100 feet and chickened out: https://donnelsen.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/IMG_1968-scaled.jpg The road to the south parking area is plowed but there's only two or three possible...
by Don Nelsen
January 7th, 2024, 1:21 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Shovel Trail, Cabin Railroad, The Way, Li’l Devil, etc. 1-5-24
Replies: 4
Views: 3794

Re: Shovel Trail, Cabin Railroad, The Way, Li’l Devil, etc. 1-5-24

Bobcat, Thanks for posting the TR and great photos! Always a pleasure to hike with you. Here are a few photos of that cabin on a hike from June 2006. https://donnelsen.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/DSCN0402-scaled.jpg I picked up some of this junk back in the day, but lots more remains as you saw: ...
by Don Nelsen
January 2nd, 2024, 12:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28
Replies: 11
Views: 10342

Re: An expensive hike to Tunnel Falls - 2023-12-28

Good TR and nice photos. Great write up, too! Looks like you made the best of your problem, too. That no spare tire thing has kept me from buying a new or newer car for years. Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and probably others no longer have a spare. You can buy a spare for those cars but there's no good plac...
by Don Nelsen
December 6th, 2023, 6:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wahkeena/Multnomah Loop - and trail condition report
Replies: 16
Views: 18518

Wahkeena/Multnomah Loop - and trail condition report

I love getting out in challenging weather so today was a perfect day! I'd heard there was some slide action on the Wahkeena Trail, so I was interested in seeing that but also, it has been a while since I hiked the whole loop and today, I had it almost all to myself. I parked at the old highway lot i...
by Don Nelsen
December 6th, 2023, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Short cut across Hamilton Creek
Replies: 7
Views: 12430

Re: Short cut across Hamilton Creek

retired jerry wrote:
December 6th, 2023, 6:50 am
nice before and after photos Don

it's hard to capture how hard it is to cross a stream in a picture, but I think I'll avoid that one
Jerry, good idea! Here's a short video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVLytGhODCo