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by bobcat
July 1st, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15
Replies: 16
Views: 2694

Re: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15

Best camping spot, I think, is at the junction with the spur to Black Hole Falls.
by bobcat
June 30th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Fossil Trail Loop elevation gain
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Fossil Trail Loop elevation gain

Thanks for taking the trouble to inform! I will update . . .
by bobcat
June 30th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Deadwood and Ridge Camp Conditions?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Deadwood and Ridge Camp Conditions?

I've done all of Gorton Creek since the fire and updated it in this FG entry: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Rainy_Lake_via_Gorton_Creek_Trail_Hike PCTA worked Gorton Creek to just above Deadwood, which really is gone under a jumble of burned vine maple. The trail has not been maintained f...
by bobcat
June 30th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mud Springs and Jean Lake 6/26-6/27
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Mud Springs and Jean Lake 6/26-6/27

I try to describe it in this writeup in the Field Guide: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Pine_Creek-Badger_Butte_Loop_Hike Also in this trip report: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15600 Your coordinates and mileage from the 140 spur (?) seem roughly accurate but mayb...
by bobcat
June 29th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fossil Trail Loop 6-27-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Fossil Trail Loop 6-27-2020

As you say, a good hike on a cloudy day. And some of the world's most massive noble firs are lurking nearby!
by bobcat
June 29th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1042

Re: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019

What the boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba, demonstrated was that local solutions often provide a better path to the future than the "sophisticated" technology of Western aid agencies since they take into account what's sustainable on the ground in a poor country as well as the local cul...
by bobcat
June 29th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mud Springs and Jean Lake 6/26-6/27
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Mud Springs and Jean Lake 6/26-6/27

Mud Springs Trail begins at a post off of FR 4860-140 (these photos are a few years old) not far from the site of the Valley View Cabin: Beginning of Mud Spring Trail, Road 4860-140.jpg There's another post down the trail with a wilderness sign: Wilderness sign, Mud Spring Trail.jpg The upper sectio...
by bobcat
June 29th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Yet another Flower ID
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Yet another Flower ID

It's the white-flowered species: Veratrum californicum (California false-hellebore). The green flowered one - Veratrum viride - is somewhat more common in northern Oregon.
by bobcat
June 28th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Windy Valley 6-19-20
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Windy Valley 6-19-20

Windy Valley is more or less a local secret in Curry County, being as it is many miles up gravel roads and west of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It is accessed via the Snow Camp Trail, an old stock trail that ran to Windy Creek and then up below the Snow Camp Lookout to Snow Camp and Fairview Meadows, ...
by bobcat
June 26th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vulcan Lake – Gardner Mine 6-18-20
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Vulcan Lake – Gardner Mine 6-18-20

I had car camped down at the South Fork Chetco River, so it was a short drive up to the Johnson Butte Trailhead, which also services the Vulcan Lake Trail. At the end of the drive, it’s about 1 ¾ miles from the Vulcan Butte Trailhead to the Johnson Butte Trailhead. The last half of that section is a...