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by jime
December 19th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1269

Re: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree

I'm guessing that the argyle patterned trees died slowly. Contrast them with the smooth stems of fire killed trees which we know died quickly. P1120144.JPG Trees attacked by mistletoe, bark beetles, spruce budworm, etc, become stressed and employ a number of defenses in an attempt to survive. If uns...
by jime
December 16th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Marsh MSH 12/15/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Goat Marsh MSH 12/15/2019

Correct, Caltopo. "Shaded relief" layer and print to a pdf or jpeg. I saved a jpeg file for the post. For more Caltopo fun, select the google "Satellite" layer and zoom in to find the herd of Elk in the middle of Goat Marsh. (About 30 Elk). While we saw Elk tracks in the snow, didn't see them yester...
by jime
December 16th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Marsh MSH 12/15/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Goat Marsh MSH 12/15/2019

goat_marsh2.JPG Hiked to Goat Marsh Lake on a beautiful "fresh snow" Sunday. As Bobcat describes in the field guide entry, Goat_Marsh_Lake_Hike , this marsh was created about 400 years ago when one of Mt St Helens pyroclastic flows blocked Coldspring Creek. The Lidar map gives a visual of how the p...
by jime
November 16th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Mt Defiance trail conditions in Mid November-Early December?

Was on Defiance today. No snow except a few tiny remnants in the trees. Hardly noticeable.
by jime
September 27th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: How bad is Road 4610?
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: How bad is Road 4610?

I drove up there last fall (Nissan Rogue AWD). Much of the road was not too bad. Lower section has many potholes that slow you down. However, the upper section of the road has some steeper sections with major gullies which you need to straddle. Higher clearance helpful here. My concern was that if m...
by jime
May 16th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media
Replies: 79
Views: 4912

Re: The Memaloose Hills and Social Media

And, the banner photo today on the Portlandhikers facebook page is …….. Memaloose Hills!
by jime
April 26th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 1893

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

Another resource here; they discuss water. Seems like I do remember seeing some water near Mt Margaret Oct last year.

https://www.cleverhiker.com/blog/mount- ... -st-helens
by jime
April 25th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop
Replies: 31
Views: 1893

Re: Mount Margaret Loop

For reference, last year on June 22, 2018, I camped at Ridge Camp and it was dry then. Water options were the snow fields at the Coldwater Peak trail junction or the below at the Lakes Trail creek crossing. Travel over snow fields from Coldwater Peak to Mount Margaret was fine until past Mount Marga...
by jime
July 7th, 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18
Replies: 38
Views: 6986

Re: Timberline Trail: 6/27/18-6/29/18

For what it's worth. I crossed the Sandy this morning (July 7th). I changed into my crocs. Water was less than knee high. A log extended only part of the way across. With care, it did not pose a problem.

Lot's of trail runners out there today on the timberline!

Jim
by jime
June 8th, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Christmas Ornament Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Christmas Ornament Hunt

While visiting Tumble Lake, ran into a Forest Service employee who said he was hanging Christmas tree ornaments. Apparently, this year’s National Christmas Tree will come from the Willamette National Forest. To celebrate, the Forest is hiding 200 ornaments along their non-wilderness trails. For the ...