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by kelkev
July 16th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Lake via Cabot Lake Trail - 7/14/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Table Lake via Cabot Lake Trail - 7/14/2019

That's a heck of a day hike! I've done some 16-17 mile day hikes in my younger years, but my feet usually shut me down these days after about 10-12 miles. But I'm not as young as I used to be :) One of these days I'll make it up there....after mosquito season!

Kevin
by kelkev
July 14th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Bear Valley Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Bear Valley Trail

Thomas,

glad to see you are on the forum here and thanks a bunch for your work on the Bear Valley Trail! And I'm still smiling from our trip up the Brush Creek Trail a few years ago - - that was a great day of hiking.

Kevin
by kelkev
July 8th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??

Some pics of the "trail" as of today, and some of the work being done to prune back the Snowbrush. Lots of work to be done but it's moving forward.
by kelkev
July 8th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Rockpile Lake Trail (#4005)- conditions??

A friend of mine from Sisters who is a retired National Park Service Ranger has been working on de-brushing this trail, from what I've deduced from his Facebook posts, the trail is pretty overgrown with Snowbrush but they have been working on pruning it back. I don't think they've gone very far, but...
by kelkev
June 30th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Coffin Mountain 6.23.19
Replies: 12
Views: 1331

Re: Coffin Mountain 6.23.19

Beyond amazing. And lots of other wildflowers to see on the way up and down. Avoid the weekends if possible, I'm guessing there were 25-30 cars there today.
by kelkev
June 23rd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cabot Lake Trail, June 21, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Cabot Lake Trail, June 21, 2019

Beautiful area! Last time I was at Carl Lake was in early July a few years ago, and lots of snow drifts around the lake. As well as lots of hungry mosquitoes....
by kelkev
June 23rd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019

I had heard that a group of local volunteers had been putting in tons of labor to reopen this trail. Hopefully they can get it cleared to the Cabot Lake Trail in the near future. I've hiked it in years past, but only a couple of miles in from the trailhead. The USFS abandonment of the east side Mt. ...
by kelkev
May 22nd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Marion Lake Trailhead conditions..?

i read recently that the trail was snow free to Ann Lake, then deep drifts right after the lake....which sounds typical for this type of snow year. But I'm guessing the lake has a lot of bare ground around it.
by kelkev
May 4th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Now with (more) time to hike
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Now with (more) time to hike

Congrats!! I'm envious :) Hoping to bail in about 10 years if I'm lucky. Enjoy the trails.
by kelkev
March 31st, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?
Replies: 17
Views: 805

Re: Old Trail to Table Park (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)?

Many years ago I attempted to find the old trail that ran from the summit of Minto Mountain to Lizard Ridge and beyond where it would have intersected the Hunts Cove Trail. No luck, but the day was running short and I vowed to return...which I haven't. Steep, rugged, and isolated corner of the Mt. J...