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by trailmasterp
September 14th, 2021, 7:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Re: Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021

We considered continuing in the direction of Devil's Garden, but it was relatively slow going and we wanted to check out the area on the other side of High Camp. I didn't see anything between our turnaround point and Red Butte (which was our point of reference and is more or less below Devil's Garde...
by trailmasterp
September 13th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 430

Mt. Adams High Camp, Sept. 10-12, 2021

A friend and I spent Friday and Saturday nights at High Camp on the northwest side of Mt. Adams. We left Portland around 2:00 p.m. and arrived at the Killen Creek Trailhead around 5:00 p.m. on Friday to find only two other cars. I had read some reports about the road being bad, but the gravel sectio...
by trailmasterp
September 1st, 2021, 9:04 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Avalanche Valley (Adams) trail conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Avalanche Valley (Adams) trail conditions

A friend and I are considering a trip to Avalanche Valley on Mt. Adams in a week. Anyone have any intel on trail conditions? We would likely start at Muddy Meadows, probably camp two nights at Foggy Flat, and dayhike to/from Avalanche Valley on the middle day. Thanks
by trailmasterp
June 30th, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline Trail
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Timberline Trail

You might also consider the loop around South Sister. A friend and I did the trip over four days several years ago and loved it. A link to my trip report is below, but you would need to check that the trails are all open following the fires last summer. https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.p...
by trailmasterp
August 14th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Camping suggestions on PCT Mathieu Lakes to Sisters Mirror Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Camping suggestions on PCT Mathieu Lakes to Sisters Mirror Lake?

Husband Lake is another option for you. A friend and I camped there several years ago. I wouldn't say it was great, but it was a perfectly fine place to spend a night. Here is my trip report: https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22338&p=169776#p169776 I recall thinking that both Ei...
by trailmasterp
August 12th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove

Just found this on the USFS website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD511880 It is pretty vague as to where and when roads in that area will be closed, but it does mention long delays and temporary closures as a basis for recommending that folks headed to Lost Lake take a...
by trailmasterp
August 12th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove

I didn't see a gate; it looked like an orange and white construction barricade. There was other road construction going on in the area and a flagger stopped us a bit before the Lost Lake turnoff. I don't know why the road was barricaded or how long it will be closed. Other folks seemed surprised by ...
by trailmasterp
August 11th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove

I can confirm that there is indeed a sign posted by the straight route staying it is closed one mile ahead. The road isn't physically closed (e.g. gated), but is in terrible shape. In contrast, the road to the right signed for Lost Lake was physically closed when I was up there.
by trailmasterp
August 10th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove

I did see the right turn (around 10.2 miles according to my odometer) signed to Lost Lake, but the road was physically closed. There were 4-5 cars sitting there and I think folks were trying to figure out how to get to Lost Lake based on what one driver told me. My assumption (and perhaps that of Go...
by trailmasterp
August 9th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge to Elk Cove
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Vista Ridge to Elk Cove

Just a quick report (no photos) for those wondering about trail and road conditions. On Friday, my seven-year-old son and I went up the Vista Ridge Trail for a night at Elk Cove. A word of warning regarding roads to the Vista Ridge TH: I strongly recommend driving in from Hood River unless you're in...