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by mjirving
July 20th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21

Yeah some cool stuff to the left with some camps on sandy gullies.
by mjirving
July 20th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21

I’ve been up there on my Mt Hood High Route. It’s pretty good to 9000 where it starts getting a lot steeper.
by mjirving
July 19th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Timberline Trail

Definitely take the bald mountain segment once up From the PCT alternate and then take the “cutoff” trail that connects that to the parallel timberline trail where they are closest and then head towards the McNeal area. I made the mistake of doing that bald mountain loop a week ago and the segment t...
by mjirving
July 10th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Eliot Branch crossing conditions in July 2021?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Eliot Branch crossing conditions in July 2021?

Well…just sayin’ I broke mine through that crossing just before meeting you. Haha.
by mjirving
July 10th, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Eliot Branch crossing conditions in July 2021?
Replies: 21
Views: 746

Re: Eliot Branch crossing conditions in July 2021?

retired jerry wrote:
July 10th, 2021, 5:16 am
How do you get from the Timberline Trail at Elk Cove to the terminus of the Coe glacier, and back to TT on the other side?
Carefully…and it may involve breaking a trekking pole in the process. ;)

Chip can vouch for that. Haha.
by mjirving
July 5th, 2021, 11:35 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Top Spur road conditions?
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Top Spur road conditions?

Hi all, Can anyone share the latest Top Spur road conditions? I want to take a low-clearance sedan up there and am wondering if that’s reasonable. Are potholes generally dodgeable? Is brush not so thick that it’s rubbing/potentially scraping car sides? I haven’t been up there in a couple years. Than...
by mjirving
June 11th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Chazz wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 11:20 am
Carrying around a chainsaw in an easy access sling on the trail might get you a considerable amount of side-eye and a very wide berth when passing people....
A perfect additional benefit! ;-)
by mjirving
June 9th, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry

I love heat. Hiked the Grand Canyon in 110. :-) Makes the nights not as cold.
by mjirving
June 9th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: PCT from near Gobbler's Knob to near Big Huckleberry

I camped on that upper meadow dirt patch last year on my penultimate night coming from White pass to Cascade Locks. Nice view from there. Heading down to do a 200 mile section from Shasta to Belden next Friday. It’s great to keep checking off the sections. Nice work.

Mike
by mjirving
June 8th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 1278

Re: Portable Trail Maintenance Equipment

Surprisingly well! The biggest hassle is having to take off the pack and open the pack an pull it out and then reversing the process. I also put it in a plastic trash compactor bag due to the chain bar oil and keeping that off the pack. It would be nice to have it in some sling that could be easily ...