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by dmthomas49
September 5th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Is Goat Mountain hikable?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Is Goat Mountain hikable?

I think I found the hiking guidance on this. Any info on this hike?
by dmthomas49
September 5th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Is Goat Mountain hikable?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Is Goat Mountain hikable?

On google earth I see a Goat Mountain SE of Mt St Helens, near Goat Marsh Research Natural Area. I do not see any hiking guides for this mountain but it looks very interesting as a destination. Does anyone know if this has a trail or is hikable? Location 46°09'47"N 122°18'04"W · 4,786 ft
by dmthomas49
September 5th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Saw my first Black Bear
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Saw my first Black Bear

While hiking Friday on Hamilton Mountain on the north side of the loop on Don’s cutoff trail, we saw a black bear above us. It saw us at the same time. I tried to get my phone out to take a photo but it was gone before the first shot. It looked back two times while running off. Looked like a young a...
by dmthomas49
September 3rd, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

By the way, I like doing the loop part CCW to see the great views earlier in the loop. Someone that did it Tuesday said it was very windy, so lots of dust was blowing. So might be best to check the wind forecast as well.
by dmthomas49
September 3rd, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

It is 12.1 miles, but not much steep climbing so it was not that difficult. We did the whole loop in about 5 1/2 hours. Here is the hike write up and driving directions.
https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... _Loop_Hike
by dmthomas49
August 30th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

How was the Cold Spring crossing? Low water/rock hop or did it take some navigation (aka bring water shoes?) Great report, this has been on my list for a while and your pictures confirm the time is approaching to go out and enjoy this trail! There is a stable, constructed set of two by fours that m...
by dmthomas49
August 25th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

I thought that it was more of an X marks the spot, for some treasure hunt with a swinging door opening to reveal the treasure....
by dmthomas49
August 25th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

Crescent Ridge definitely is a good turn around point. Not much more to see after that on the loop and you already have gained most of the elevation on the loop
by dmthomas49
August 25th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

We made our way back past the Toutle – Sheet Canyon intersection and back towards the trailhead. What caused this tree to form the pattern inside the trunk. Any ideas? IMG_0812.JPG The last 2 miles seemed long but the trail was easy. Blue Lake does have a cool blue color. IMG_0813.JPG This is defini...
by dmthomas49
August 25th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

IMG_0775.JPG IMG_0779.JPG IMG_0781.JPG IMG_0789.JPG The views from Crescent Ridge were also amazing including Mt. Rainier, Coldwater Lake and close ridges! IMG_0784.JPG IMG_0785.JPG IMG_0791.JPG IMG_0794.JPG IMG_0795.JPG The lava dome really loomed… IMG_0797.JPG The Loowit trail headed down the edg...