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by ghsmith76
July 25th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Backpacking the Lofoten Islands of Norway
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Backpacking the Lofoten Islands of Norway

https://higheredtechtalk.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/lofotenpan-2.jpg Many years ago I saw photos of this amazingly beautiful place called the Lofoten Islands in Norway. I have recently returned from backpacking through this beautiful land and it was amazing. Here is my Trip Report: https://adventu...
by ghsmith76
June 27th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

anteater wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 11:11 am
Would you say its relatively clear of snow and safe to hike from Timberline to Paradise Park?
The trail to Paradise Park may still have a couple of snow hills on the trail, but not bad.
by ghsmith76
June 23rd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Hi Greg, Your photo of that waterfall brings back a great SAR story from June 2017. Two young ladies from Oklahoma were NOBO on the PCT, hoping to go from TLL to White Pass. After leaving the Paradise Park area and heading down to Ramona they missed the first hard left turn and inexplicably thought...
by ghsmith76
June 22nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Opening pic is fantastic. Had a little trouble placing it, but then realized I went to the bottom of that waterfall last year. Possible I've never been on that section of trail though. So how did you get to that waterfall. The photo is taken from the trail coming down from Paradise Park. But that a...
by ghsmith76
June 21st, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

No bugs on the Timberline yet.
by ghsmith76
June 21st, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Early Timberline Trail Attempt

https://higheredtechtalk.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/timberlinetr2019pp-17.jpg It was a great effort to complete Timberline Trail loop for the 3rd year in a row, but Snow and Weather dictated a different outcome. Scheduling this year required that I attempt the Timberline Trail on June 17th. Yes, a...
by ghsmith76
June 10th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona Falls Loop from Top Spur
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Ramona Falls Loop from Top Spur

If you were asking about this slide area on Trail #600, I was impressed with how it has been stabilized.Image
by ghsmith76
June 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona Falls Loop from Top Spur
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Ramona Falls Loop from Top Spur

I have passed by Ramona Falls many times since it is on the PCT and it is an easy day hike from the Ramona Falls Trailhead. https://higheredtechtalk.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/ramonafalls.jpg But this trip was from the Top Spur Trailhead which offers a great loop option with Trail #600 the high rou...
by ghsmith76
May 31st, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ramona Falls Sandy River Crossing 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Ramona Falls Sandy River Crossing 2019

I am planning to backpack the Ramona Falls area next week to checkout trail and river crossing conditions.
by ghsmith76
May 29th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 116
Views: 5895

Re: 2019 Snow Level

I'm planning to backpack the Timberline Trail in 3 weeks, Starting June 17. Any reports about snow or stream crossings would be greatly appreciated. I suppose the safest time to do this hike is early September (pretty stable weather, little snow, easier creek crossings). But what's the fun in that?...