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by chiefWright
July 5th, 2018, 8:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July

Glad my TR is helpful! Please note most of my language is past tense. As in "past results are no guarantee of future performance", blah blah blah. Especially in a burn zone where dead trees are a whole lot more likely to topple across a trail that live trees. And where the snow is melting out. So I ...
by chiefWright
July 5th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July

Obligatory "reply" to post more pictures. Russel Creek. A bit of tricky rockhopping, similar to Zigzag on the way to Paradise Park from Timberline Lodge IMG_20180704_111326588_HDR.jpg Whitewater/PCT junction, with Whitewater closure notice IMG_20180704_113448647.jpg Ahh, the park at last! So much lo...
by chiefWright
July 5th, 2018, 1:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Jefferson Park x2, 30 June & 4 July

These days it's almost impossible for me to get out more than once a month. Unheard of to get out twice in less than a week, and to the same place! Which made for some fun comparisons. On 30 June, Mike, Ruby and I set off for a day trip to Jeff Park via South Breitenbush trail. On 4 July, just Ruby ...
by chiefWright
July 3rd, 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park, 30 June
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Jefferson Park, 30 June

No damage on the South Breitenbush trail, and none in the park. Tomorrow I'm going up Woodpecker Ridge, which was inside last year's Whitewater fire boundary. Probably a different story.
by chiefWright
July 1st, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Park, 30 June
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Jefferson Park, 30 June

Hiked to Jefferson Park from South Breitenbush TH on Saturday. This is just a teaser-- it was so glorious up there I want to return on Wednesday from a different TH and post lots of pics and flowery descriptions on both adventures. Maybe 10 cars in the lot at 9 AM. About a dozen at 5 PM. Encountered...
by chiefWright
April 25th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wildflowers at The Dalles
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Wildflowers at The Dalles

MariposaMan, Last time I did sevenmile was before the big burn a few years ago, but based on the pix it looks pretty much the same. Gaining the ridge is more wading thru balsamroot than bushwhacking. Once on the ridge, you're either crossing open meadow or reasonably open oak forest. Ah, the dilemma...
by chiefWright
January 31st, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fish Lake Guard Station
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: Fish Lake Guard Station

Wow, how lovely. We snowshoed in last year and came away with the same impression. It's amazing how close the station is to hwys 20 & 126, yet it doesn't get a lot of attention. The setting for the cabin above the lake is just gorgeous.
by chiefWright
January 29th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Saint Ruby on the rocks: 2 oz. Highland single malt (Highland Park, Glenmorangie, The McCallan) 2 dash Peychaud's bitters 3/4 oz. Drambuie 2 oz. fresh orange juice 1 dash Grenadine Shake with ice, strain into a tall highball with ice, garnish with orange slice and maraschino. Courtesy of Jose, the m...
by chiefWright
January 29th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

While she likes treats, she would prefer a toy and a child. Or a day on the trail. She's never met a stranger, only new friends. Working on that cocktail recipe. Something like whiskey sour, seein's she's a border collie. Maybe with with a dash of ginger for mischief. And of course topped with a rub...
by chiefWright
January 29th, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Horse Rock Ridge, 28 Juneuary 2018

Thought I'd lead off with the year-to-date SWE (snow water equivaltent) graph from the NRCS against the median and last few years, but that would be too depressing. So here's picture of Saint Ruby on the Rocks: IMG_20180128_162227046_HDR.jpg Love how our little manipulator managed to position a halo...