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by kelkev
July 5th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Are the mosquitoes in Jefferson Park really that bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Are the mosquitoes in Jefferson Park really that bad?

It depends.....I've visited in mid-July a couple of times, and once was in a very low snowpack year - - No mosquitoes as things were very dry that year. One other time I visited in mid-July and found it miserable - - a normal snowpack year.
by kelkev
June 2nd, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brush Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Brush Creek

Thomas, it sounds like things have really grown up since you and I hiked there a few years ago.
by kelkev
October 15th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bachelor Mountain (Mt. Jefferson area) Oct 11-12, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Bachelor Mountain (Mt. Jefferson area) Oct 11-12, 2019

Awesome! Great pics, such a beautiful time of year to explore the area.
by kelkev
September 17th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Very brushy on French Creek Ridge
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: Very brushy on French Creek Ridge

Wow, this one has really slipped - - it had been freshly brushed out by a group from the Youth Conservation Corps 10 or 15 years ago, and the trail was in great shape past Marten Buttes and beyond. Too bad, it's a neat hike with some decent views. I'm guessing that road 2207 is still a bit of an adv...
by kelkev
September 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Blowdown and brush on Battle Ax
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Blowdown and brush on Battle Ax

The maintenance of these trails have been been pretty weak for many years - - I'm guessing the Detroit RD puts its focus on the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness and other more popular non-wilderness trails. Last time I hiked that trail was close to 10 years ago and it wasn't much better.
by kelkev
September 7th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker's body found in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Missing hiker's body found in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness

I still think about Mr. Ohm..it was indicated to me privately there might be more to that story than what has been publicly released. I still think about Mr. Ohm as well. I met a friend of his on the Whitewater Trail shortly after the official search had ended, he was doing his own searches in his ...
by kelkev
September 5th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker's body found in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Missing hiker's body found in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness

I can't imagine being the father waiting at the trailhead to meet the searchers who brought the body off the slopes of Mt. Jefferson. Yes, closure, but wow. My heart goes out to the family. Brings back memories, I was hiking in Jefferson Park after the official search had been called off but on a da...
by kelkev
August 18th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Update on Bear Valley Lake Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: Update on Bear Valley Lake Trail

Thank you Thomas!
by kelkev
August 10th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Driving to Breitenbush Lake via Ollalie?
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Driving to Breitenbush Lake via Ollalie?

The last time I drove the "road" between Olallie Lake and Breitenbush Lake, I swore I'd never do it again. It's really more of a dry, boulder infested riverbed than a road. My 4x4 full size truck did OK, but sturdy/LT rated tires, ground clearance, and patience are required to negotiate those misera...
by kelkev
August 10th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: road conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 1543

Re: road conditions

Both routes to the PCT trailhead at Breitenbush Lake are rough and not suited for passenger vehicles. Worst approach is from Olallie Lake. Either route is best suited for a higher ground clearance, off road capable vehicle with LT rated tires, preferably a 4x4 truck.