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by bobcat
July 30th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Help me plan a 5-day Wallowa route
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Help me plan a 5-day Wallowa route

I just spent four days on a shortened version of Bosterson's Cached Lake Loop. I made modifications based on conditions (fire haze, hot and muggy, wanted to relax more). I went up to Lookingglass, Bear, Cayuse Lakes and then also "The Loop": Eagle Lake, Cached Lake, Arrow/Heart Lakes and down Bench ...
by bobcat
July 30th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Scat ID
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Scat ID

I'm going to backtrack on my original ID (cougar) and make it more confusing after checking a few sites and photos of examples online. 1) probably bobcat, from everything I've checked. Unless you have giant feet, it's a good size for bobcat scat (I suppose I should know definitively, but it would in...
by bobcat
July 29th, 2021, 5:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Hurricane Creek/Thorp Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Hurricane Creek/Thorp Creek

This will be rather late, I'm afraid. Sorry, don't know about conditions this year, but Thorp Creek is an abandoned trail. It was maintained (logged out) every year by an outfitter who took clients up there to camp in the meadow. I'll bet there was no maintenance last year because of COVID; I don't ...
by bobcat
July 29th, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21
Replies: 13
Views: 788

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

from reading other trip reports, there was likely more trail there. There's more trail to the tree line (just above the chair terminal and to its east) and then just a couple of flags placed above it on open tundra. "Upper Wizard", if there ever would be such a thing, would continue up the ridge ab...
by bobcat
July 29th, 2021, 5:13 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Scat ID
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Scat ID

RobFromRedland wrote:
July 28th, 2021, 5:27 am
My vote is a cougar.
Agreed. The size and that rope-like formation that issues from the entrails of a catamount. Not uncommon, by the way. They're everywhere and watching us all the time.
by bobcat
July 24th, 2021, 7:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ross Lake East Bank Trail - North Cascades NP
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Ross Lake East Bank Trail - North Cascades NP

It's your particular plan, i.e. the excursion up to Desolation Peak, which makes this most appealing. Hope I can manage it some day.
by bobcat
July 24th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three Fingered Jack Loop and Canyon Creek Meadows
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Three Fingered Jack Loop and Canyon Creek Meadows

It is marked "One Way" which seems odd. Or is this the name of one of the arms of the trail? Canyon Creek Meadows Trail, basically to decrease impact, has for years been designated as a one-way loop, i.e. if you're out for a short day hike, you're supposed to do it as a loop. Nice pictures and grea...
by bobcat
July 24th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sword Fern Way (new Bells Mtn loop)
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Sword Fern Way (new Bells Mtn loop)

Thanks for exploring these new trails. Yacolt Burn has both the Appaloosa and Sword Fern on their new trails map, which is not linked to their home page yet:

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/geo/yacolt.pdf
by bobcat
July 20th, 2021, 5:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wizard Way (Mt. Hood Meadows) 7-17-21
Replies: 13
Views: 788

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

BurnsideBob wrote:
July 20th, 2021, 3:42 pm
From Point 8,000 a use trail follows the moraine above the Mt Hood Meadows Permit area.
Great! So the upper "trail" exists. I had no time to explore on Saturday but will be back at some point!
by bobcat
July 20th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Bootleg Fire: Gearhart Mountain Wilderness

According to today's Bootleg Fire perimeter map, the entire Gearhart Wilderness has burned. Yep, right after my post the fire decided to rage through the rest of the wilderness and fry every living thing. you couldn't help but notice all the pine beetle killed trees and how impossible it would be t...