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by acorn woodpecker
June 3rd, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Little Baldy (Silver Star): north ridge and south ridge
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Little Baldy (Silver Star): north ridge and south ridge

Nice reminder of the splendors of that area. June is a good time to go. Those southern off trail ridge routes have some pretty horrific brush. I recall some past Pablo TRs vowing "never again." Never been on Little Baldy's south ridge, but the upper reaches above 3000ft look great. It's been a while...
by acorn woodpecker
February 23rd, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tomlike - 2/22/20
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Tomlike - 2/22/20

Chase wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 7:40 am
Thanks for the TR. Is the Herman Creek trail in good shape after the winter or lots of deadfall?
T'was a great day. HC Trail is in good shape. Deadfall is minimal. A handsaw would take care of most of it. Most of what little there is resides beyond Casey Creek.
by acorn woodpecker
February 18th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Green Point Mtn - amazing snow - 2/17/20

Alright, Nat! Thanks for putting this up. Such nice looking conditions up there. The west Green Point and east Tomlike deep snow shortcuts have always looked so enticing. You pulled a lot of us out of the woodwork to post with a little nudge. Nice to know many still check the forum and field guide r...
by acorn woodpecker
November 4th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Conifer IDs
Replies: 30
Views: 2587

Re: Conifer IDs

Wow, thanks for initiating this thread, Nat! I've wanted to get better at native tree IDs and this is a handy interactive resource. I'll have to download that app. John, your contributions to increasingly our knowledge of plants are much appreciated! It seems the Mt Hood National Forest south of Gov...
by acorn woodpecker
November 4th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Goat Marsh, Goat Mountain (St Helens)
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Goat Marsh, Goat Mountain (St Helens)

You picked a good day to go up there. Attaining Goat from the east is committing (exposed 4th class) and not easily reversed. I did a clockwise loop starting roughly from where you did and descended due north off the summit (atrocious brush) in July 2017. Took all day. That beargrass ridge on the ea...
by acorn woodpecker
October 14th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19

Bosterson wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:41 pm
What is this formation? Looks climbable. :D
bobcat wrote:Image
It's not. It's that spire just below the summit of Bird Mtn, aka the Indian Heaven Totoro.
by acorn woodpecker
October 7th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Indian Heaven Crest (northern section) - 10/6/19

Very nice. Wish I could have relived that loop with you. Did you see anybody? I had no idea there was a user trail up the NE side of Lemei. I've only approached it from the NW and the S/SW. You lucked out with the weather. Hopefully there will be another few days like that this month!
by acorn woodpecker
August 11th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: alpine coyote
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: alpine coyote

Neat sighting. Could it have been a young wolf? They have been sighted in MHNF and there may even be a named pack now. Makes more sense to me than a coyote at that elevation. On the opposite side of Hood at a similar elevation, I saw a canid animal, which I later learned was a Cascade Mountain Fox, ...
by acorn woodpecker
May 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Gifford Pinchot- PCT- snow levels??
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Gifford Pinchot- PCT- snow levels??

Can't verify this via "boots on the ground" this season, but that news doesn't surprise me. That stretch of the Gifford Pinchot holds snow later in the season than other areas of similar or higher elevation on the Oregon side. I always figured it gets more snow than the Oregon side with how it recei...
by acorn woodpecker
March 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redaction Point and Arrowhead Falls
Replies: 22
Views: 1787

Re: Redaction Point and Arrowhead Falls

Nice, Chip. It's like January 2017 when every mountain in the gorge became an alpine mountaineering route. Always wanted to at least get to the point (and beyond) in conditions like this, but have been in that area in nearly every other condition. I hauled a metal chair down to the trailhead and dis...