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by CampinCarl
February 27th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: July 2019 Backpacking with Kids
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: July 2019 Backpacking with Kids

For your situation, I would recommend Pamelia Lake in the Mt. Jefferson wilderness. Just at 2 hours from Eugene. Enjoyable hike in along Pamelia Creek, about 2.3 miles in and 800 ft elevation gain. It is low enough elevation that the bugs shouldn't be bad in July, although this year with a healthy s...
by CampinCarl
December 5th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Henline Mountain Lookout w/snow
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Henline Mountain Lookout w/snow

Nice report! Henline in the snow does look good... how deep is it up there? Boots or snowshoes? I went up there once and got stopped short of the summit due to trying to wade through waist deep snow where the trail levels out before the final switchbacks. :) But, I did end up snow camping and enjoye...
by CampinCarl
October 1st, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: Name that lake! (Mt. Jefferson area)
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Re: Name that lake! (Mt. Jefferson area)

Hanks Lake, from the SW shoreline. Another angle:
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by CampinCarl
August 22nd, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Wildfire Risk Backpacking with Kids
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Wildfire Risk Backpacking with Kids

Looks like it will be cooler and you might get rained on, here's a forecast from Marion lake, weather.gov (https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.87371365725992&lat=44.56288895649817) Friday Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind around 8 mph. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around ...
by CampinCarl
August 13th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Pamelia limited entry zone as basecamp
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Pamelia limited entry zone as basecamp

Cool! One point of clarification, the directions to the Table area are in the Heart of Jeff loop in the "101 Hikes in the Majestic Mt Jefferson Region". He has even clearer directions in the book "Off the Beaten Trail: 50 fantastic unknown hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington", which is what I was t...
by CampinCarl
August 3rd, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Pamelia limited entry zone as basecamp
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Pamelia limited entry zone as basecamp

Camping- Pamelia Lake is going to be the busiest. There is a giant campsite right as you approach the lake and last time I went in there were multiple families with kids, which is wonderful to see, but perhaps, eh, noisier. There are multiple campsites along the shore, some may have decent solitude....
by CampinCarl
August 1st, 2018, 7:20 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Land use in the U.S. map
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Land use in the U.S. map

Good stuff, what amazes me is the urban growth and the amount of land used to support livestock.
by CampinCarl
July 16th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Butterfly Kaleidoscope on mountain tops
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Butterfly Kaleidoscope on mountain tops

Backpacked to Pamelia Lake on June 30th - July 1st and there were tons hanging out on the exposed shore. They would swarm but also sit still. My daughter was enamored with them! Thanks for the ID.
by CampinCarl
July 6th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 21
Views: 2066

Re: steep trails

Here's a good one:

Nasty Rock trail in Willamette National Forest

http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide ... _Rock_Hike

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22750

2500' in 1.6 miles

Hike it and you'll likely have this stair-stepper to yourself!