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by xrp
August 22nd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Mountain goats being permanently removed from the Olympics

Chip Down wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Interesting that the feds find money for this, but keep ignoring my pleas that they relocate all the Columbia Gorge ticks to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
Hunters would have done it at $0 cost to taxpayer funds.
by xrp
July 20th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Vigilante brush justice
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Vigilante brush justice

Take a machete and hike like Jack from Romancing the Stone https://em.wattpad.com/c25ac1f03785ca814b84aa28e370ad3a86f3807e/68747470733a2f2f33312e6d656469612e74756d626c722e636f6d2f63666462303362633862333061643035666166653938666236633233356563372f74756d626c725f696e6c696e655f6f6f617875396c4858393173397...
by xrp
July 1st, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail: 6/28/19-6/29/19
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: Timberline Trail: 6/28/19-6/29/19

I'm glad you got to finish your trip! That "20% chance of isolated showers" (thunderstorms actually) seemed to isolate right on top of me and my 2 companions on the south side of Lookout Mountain. We were attempting High Prairie TH -> Badger Lake (by going east -> south -> west) Saturday and then Ba...
by xrp
June 27th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1485

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

How were the mosquitoes during your trip? I've never camped at Elk Meadows, can they get really bad there? Hoping to sneak in a trip this weekend before the July swarms come in. Also, thank you for posting, grrr careless people are infuriating! Practically no mosquitoes last weekend. For me, from T...
by xrp
June 25th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!
Replies: 23
Views: 1485

Re: Elk Meadows - Put your fires out!

So, if you camped at Elk Meadows Saturday night in the first large spot on the meadow when you come around counter clockwise - you're welcome for handling that for you. And be responsible next time. My backpacking companion and I passed by them around 6pm Saturday night. I don’t remember a fire at ...
by xrp
June 23rd, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamanawas Falls TH to Elk Meadows
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Tamanawas Falls TH to Elk Meadows

Short and sweet - did this overnight last night.

Pleasant weather
Practically no mosquitos at all. Maybe one or two.
by xrp
May 22nd, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bridge of the Gods to Timberline Lodge
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Bridge of the Gods to Timberline Lodge

Hello Everyone, We have never hiked in the PNW, so I am looking for a little input for a 5 day hike June 4-9. As the subject line indicates, I have an idea for a route but would like some advice. We are fairly experienced hikers, but I do like to hear input from a few people who are familiar with t...
by xrp
May 11th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 116
Views: 6577

Re: 2019 Snow Level

I just went overnight Fri/Sat. About a mile in from Ramona Falls TH, you hit a spot where people have put branches and stones to block the trail to the right. Go left down to the river banks and go up the river about 50 feet. There will be a large tree to hold on to and smaller trees a little lower ...
by xrp
May 9th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: 2019 Snow Level
Replies: 116
Views: 6577

Re: 2019 Snow Level

t photos (see the comments responding to Gene) in this thread... https://www.facebook.com/groups/PortlandHikers/permalink/2238091506275316/?comment_id=2238098016274665 Thank you kepPNW! This is very helpful. Looks crossable by able-bodied people. I'm taking a neighbor out on his first backpacking o...