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by acorn woodpecker
November 4th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: Conifer IDs
Replies: 25
Views: 679

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: 253

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: 829

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: 829

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: 492

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: 297

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: 1366

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...
by acorn woodpecker
November 28th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn
Replies: 20
Views: 1470

Re: zigged where I should have zagged; semi-lost on Zigzag Mtn

In reality Karl is a modern dwarf from Middle Earth in synthetic hiking attire and that is his pet chihuahua. Yeah, Chip, West Zig Zag is easy to miss since the lookout site isn't on a prominence; more like a little viewpoint. Walking that road down Enola Hill would kind of suck. It certainly did to...
by acorn woodpecker
September 19th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: East Crater crater - 9-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: East Crater crater - 9-17-2018

There was no pond in the crater two weeks ago! Must have been all that rain this past week. The "geocache" seems more like a summit register to me. I saw another OH poster had signed it before us ("Q"). Here's what the crater looked like in fall 2015. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5819/22279153800_...
by acorn woodpecker
April 27th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Mountain, 042318
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: Table Mountain, 042318

BTW, the property owner Pirfil "Pete" Cam has the property listed for sale, 165 acres for $5.5M. I guess he's trying to unload it to a developer for housing but I sure wouldn't want to live so close to all those power lines. I wonder if a group like Friends of the Gorge or WTA would be able/want to...