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by Don Nelsen
August 10th, 2022, 12:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coldwater Peak, 8/7/2022
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Coldwater Peak, 8/7/2022

Thanks for the pics and TR! Good info for when I get back up there in a couple of weeks.

dn
by Don Nelsen
August 9th, 2022, 6:12 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Thursday, I hiked a long loop including Devil's Rest and saw nary a mosquito. :D :D :D :D dn Well, of course - if you are slumming in the lowlands. :lol: Those of us with a hankering to get up in the alpine in the very short window when it is accessible have to fight off the little vampires, or use...
by Don Nelsen
August 7th, 2022, 4:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorn Crest Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Elkhorn Crest Trail

Nice photos! Thanks for TR. I need to get over there and check it out. I've driven through the area on I-84 probably 50 times over the years and never taken the time off to hike those mountains.

dn
by Don Nelsen
August 6th, 2022, 10:23 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

Thursday, I hiked a long loop including Devil's Rest and saw nary a mosquito. :D :D :D :D

dn
by Don Nelsen
July 29th, 2022, 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ape Canyon - 2022-07-27
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Ape Canyon - 2022-07-27

It's odd about Mt. St. Helens and flies. I rarely run into more than one or two on a hike anywhere else, but I've often been swarmed by them on MSH trails. I hiked the Blue Lake trail and on to the Loowit trail to Ape Canyon with my daughter about 25 years ago and we had to run to get away from them...
by Don Nelsen
July 28th, 2022, 6:29 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

I read an article in the Skamania Co. paper yesterday that talked about this mosquito plague we are enduring. It stated that there are "nearly 10 times the number of insects that hatched in 2021". The story blames the recent flooding and the very wet spring and added that a large number of eggs that...
by Don Nelsen
July 26th, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sun sweetened thimbleberries on Primrose Path 7-26-22
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Sun sweetened thimbleberries on Primrose Path 7-26-22

Petr,

Glad to see you back on the trail! Thanks for update on conditions.

Don
by Don Nelsen
July 18th, 2022, 2:04 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: it's going to be an itchy summer
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: it's going to be an itchy summer

I've had mixed results so far this year: On a few hikes, no mosquitoes at all but most hikes I've had to deal with a lot of them. On a hike near Archer Mt. five days ago I was constantly in a swarm. Even with repellent I was bit about 20 times, even through my shirt. I think my perspiration washed s...
by Don Nelsen
July 18th, 2022, 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cooks Meadow Trail to Lookout Mountain 7-14-22
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Cooks Meadow Trail to Lookout Mountain 7-14-22

Thanks for the report and the photos. Looks like a fun hike.

I know what you mean about washboard roads on a bike! Difficult to say the least. I've noticed that with a car, the faster you go, the better it gets but you can't go fast enough on a bike.
by Don Nelsen
July 8th, 2022, 5:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dry Creek Trail, 062022
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Dry Creek Trail, 062022

Those crossings can be a challenge. But with snow mostly gone in the Trapper Creek high country, I expect the water levels will be coming down pretty quick. There's likely a good reason it's called Dry Creek but I've never been in there to take a look later in the summer. Thanks for the comment Dean.