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by bobcat
November 27th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier

A thru hike on the Boundary Trail is quite doable - about 15 miles from Johnston Ridge to Ghost Lake, which doesn't require a permit. The Mt. Whittier-Lakes loop (c. 14 miles) is also a decent day hike, a little bit extra to Mt. Margaret. The Whittier traverse is best done with a small pack anyway.
by bobcat
November 24th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Triple Mtn - Helens, Adams, Rainier

Are you going peak to peak or connecting the three areas by trail? As far as the Mt. Margaret area goes, the best linear option that will take you through and onward is the Boundary Trail, with stellar views all the way. The Lakes Loop from Norway Pass, including Mt. Whittier, is also great - also v...
by bobcat
November 14th, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: WANTED: Field Guide Editors
Replies: 0
Views: 105

WANTED: Field Guide Editors

Qualifications: * Regular poster in the Forums * Familiarity with the Field Guide from a user perspective * Patience with learning/using the html interface Basically Field Guide Editors do two things (and you’re always working at your own pace): 1. Editing In essence this involves updating/augmentin...
by bobcat
November 12th, 2021, 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sword Fern Way 11-10-21
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Sword Fern Way 11-10-21

In anticipation of yet another atmospheric river, I escaped to explore this new trail in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. Beginning from the upper trailhead at Moulton Falls County Park, I crossed the East Fork Lewis River, and then took the Bells Mountain Trail about 2 1/4 miles to the south junction ...
by bobcat
November 12th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dry Creek (Trapper Creek Wilderness)
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Dry Creek (Trapper Creek Wilderness)

Thanks for the report on the effects of the fire. Good to know that Bourbon Creek is still exerting its obstructionist proclivities.
by bobcat
November 12th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: Whychus Creek trail loop 11-6-21

Thanks. When I was in the area a couple of weeks ago, I chose the loop in the Whychus Creek Preserve east of Sisters (because it was a loop). I didn't know you could do a loop with this one.
by bobcat
November 12th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry
Replies: 24
Views: 1815

Re: Cutleaf evergreen blackberry

The cutleaf berries are very seedy, little grains of sand that stick between your teeth. Not quite as succulent nor as tempting at the ubiquitous Himalayan a.k.a. Armenian.
by bobcat
November 12th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?

It's part of the Lower Deschutes Wildlife Area according to their (and the BLM's) maps. It could be that the state furrowed the plot itself, as Charley suggests, or leased it. I don't see any evidence on old maps that there ever was a structure there. Yes, it would have taken a lot of labor to clear...
by bobcat
November 11th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?

I should have said "originally accessed" by that road, which shows on topo maps. Once they took up the railroad tracks, I'm sure it was accessed via the trailhead at the state park (yes, off I-84) and the road, which must have been rough, was abandoned. In 2015 they were growing something there? I g...
by bobcat
November 11th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: History of the field by Colorado Camp on Deschutes River Trail?

It was once a plowed field, probably barley or alfalfa (or both). Accessed by a road coming down south of Gordon Canyon. They would have had to remove the rocks to plow. The tidy wall suggests they could also have pastured livestock here at some point, but anyway they had to do something with the ro...