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by dmthomas49
July 18th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Looking to base camp and climb South Sister sometime in August/September. A couple questions about camps and routes...
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Looking to base camp and climb South Sister sometime in August/September. A couple questions about camps and routes.

My daughter and I went on a Monday in mid-September last year. We were staying in Sunriver so did not overnight on the trail. We got a 7am start at the trailhead and took 5 hours to get up and 3 1/2 down. Weather was pretty gnarly with sideways freezing rain and clouds up until the summit. If you ar...
by dmthomas49
July 15th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Hood: Muddy Fork north to Sandy Glacier, descent via Glisan Glacier
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Hood: Muddy Fork north to Sandy Glacier, descent via Glisan Glacier

I was wondering where you were also. I think I have a Google Earth picture of the upper part of your venture... does this look about right? I am impressed!
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by dmthomas49
July 13th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge - 2019-07-11
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Vista Ridge - 2019-07-11

Some more photos...
Hood River Valley
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Other small stream in Eden Park
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by dmthomas49
July 13th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vista Ridge - 2019-07-11
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Vista Ridge - 2019-07-11

We planned to hike the Vista Ridge, Eden Park, Timberline Trail loop. The water flow levels of Ladd Creek however prevented us from doing the loop. Hood from Eden Park.JPG We experienced some rain showers on the drive to the trailhead, so we thought it might be a wet hike. By the time we got to the ...
by dmthomas49
July 10th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge - 2019-07-08
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge - 2019-07-08

Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge is located east of Trout Lake. Peter Conboy filed a land claim in 1872 Lake Basin.JPG It is a mix of wetlands, grassy prairies, streams, and oak, pine, and aspen forest. We walked the 3.8 mile loop to the trail’s end at Willard Springs. Near the trailhead is an old homest...
by dmthomas49
July 8th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 120
Views: 16606

Re: Happy Birthday!

From Conboy Lake National Wildlife refuge....
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It amazes me how many of these Chip finds. I think he has a mylar attraction. :lol:
by dmthomas49
June 27th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Casey Creek Loop 6-23-19
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Casey Creek Loop 6-23-19

I agree with Don. I know on talus slope rock i.e Cooper’s Spur especially, it is easier to find the route from above. On dirt a little more difficult, but still better than from below.
by dmthomas49
June 25th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Casey Creek Loop 6-23-19
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Casey Creek Loop 6-23-19

I was going to attempt the Casey Creek Trail this past Monday. I got to the Casey Creek Trail sign at about 8:30am and was raring to go up. I lost the track in the first half mile and then again soon after that. At this point I gave up. So my boots only worked the first 3/4 mile. I would like to try...
by dmthomas49
June 17th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite 3 Night Backpack Hike for this week
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Favorite 3 Night Backpack Hike for this week

Didn’t read the title very well. Deleting post....