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by acorn woodpecker
August 11th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: alpine coyote
Replies: 11
Views: 375

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: 264

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: 1283

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: 1373

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: 576

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: 1877

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...
by acorn woodpecker
April 26th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Table Mountain, 042318
Replies: 19
Views: 1877

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...
by acorn woodpecker
February 22nd, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tracy Hill-Catherine Creek-Coyote Wall 02-15-18
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Tracy Hill-Catherine Creek-Coyote Wall 02-15-18

What a late winter delight! Did you actually see acorn woodpeckers and, if so, where in the oak woodlands were they between the Major Creek rim and Bathtub Spring? There have been sightings around that area over the years. Those new $2 bridge tolls smart alright. You can get a 20 ticket book for $20...
by acorn woodpecker
January 23rd, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: What gear do you wish existed?
Replies: 19
Views: 2181

Re: What gear do you wish existed?

I'm in disbelief that nobody has mentioned an inflatable helicopter.
by acorn woodpecker
January 23rd, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Muddy Cape Falcon - 1/14/18
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Muddy Cape Falcon - 1/14/18

Nice photos. Sure is some great old growth along that trail as well as above Cape Falcon. I, too, have done that descent directly to Short Sand Beach to avoid the atrocious mud during the wet season and experienced a sketchy downclimb directly above the beach. The mud's bad enough that the bypass wa...