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by K.Wagner
October 14th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Adams, Stagman Ridge Oct. 6th, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1731

Re: Mt. Adams, Stagman Ridge Oct. 6th, 2020

Don, Roman & I were up there a couple of years back. Loved the area. We went up the creek, beautiful, slightly challenging route. We had the perfect timing to see the creek actually receding upwards. Because it takes about 12 hrs for the melt water to get down to the meadow, we were seeing the decre...
by K.Wagner
July 20th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Summit Springs Ranger Station
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Summit Springs Ranger Station

It's been a couple of years now since I have been in the area. I do recall reading somewhere that there was a cabin there for a few years. There is some evidence near the trail. I am remembering maybe parts of a wood stove and maybe a coffee pot????. As for the actual cabin, I couldn't find anything...
by K.Wagner
June 6th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: The "Old" Mt Mitchell Trail
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: The "Old" Mt Mitchell Trail

I think what confused me was that he said he didn't see a gate. & I thought: "Finally! The DNR came to an agreement with Cougar Cabins". But no, I was wrong again. .. (The more times you are wrong, the easier it gets to admit it ....)
by K.Wagner
June 5th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: The "Old" Mt Mitchell Trail
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: The "Old" Mt Mitchell Trail

EricinVancouver, I am confused by your post. I drove up there today to check it out. I drove through Cougar, then about 6 miles to the last right turn you can make before crossing the canal. At .9 miles, I ran into this: http://www.fototime.com/DD7AA2E47035DA8/standard.jpg . This sure looked like a ...
by K.Wagner
September 22nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Butte Camp Dome, Mt St Helens
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Butte Camp Dome, Mt St Helens

This was to be my second ascent of this bump on the SW side of Mt St Helens. I did it a few years back with Don Nelson (aka: elk man) and Peder Bisberg. That trip was a crazy one, going up a flood gully, and coming down through dense slide alder. This trip was very peaceful, with no big surprises. I...
by K.Wagner
September 22nd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BADGER-KIRK-SHARK, GEMS OF THE BOUNDARY 8/27/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: BADGER-KIRK-SHARK, GEMS OF THE BOUNDARY 8/27/2019

Nice report! You covered a lot of ground on this trip. I know the area well! While the trail bikes do chew up the trails, the riders have always been courteous to me, often stopping and talking story for a few minutes. Also, if it wasn't for the spring clean-up rides that the clubs organize, most of...
by K.Wagner
August 10th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319

The elk in that area are particularly good at making trails (because there are so darned many of the critters!)
Here is a picture of one just a couple of miles away.
5207-Elk-Hwy.jpg
by K.Wagner
August 9th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: Black Mountain - attempt and final success: 101718 and 080319

Boy, now you know that I just have to do this! Congratulations to the 3 of you. Probably a good thing I wasn't part of this expedition, who knows when we would have finally made it back to the cars, & I hate hiking those first / last miles in the dark. For some reason, that section of forest gives m...
by K.Wagner
July 31st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Siouxon Peak Loop
Replies: 9
Views: 3101

Re: Siouxon Peak Loop

Dangerous spots like that slide seem to be so subjective..... I did it last year, and wasn't bothered by it much. However, if there were kids along, I am not sure I would do it without a safety rope. On the other hand, the rock chute on the #211 trail up from Coldwater Lake up to Snow Lake, seems to...
by K.Wagner
July 27th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: July 16-18 Mt Margaret Backcountry via Norway Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: July 16-18 Mt Margaret Backcountry via Norway Pass

Quince, We just got back from 5 days at Snow Lake, will get a TR together soon. We had a totally different take on the 4th rock slide chute. We are both old rock climbers, so are usually not deterred by some exposure. We both found that first couple of steps into the chute unnerving, to say the leas...