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by jime
July 3rd, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Campground for a camping wedding?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Campground for a camping wedding?

Lost Lake might be an idea. Looks like they have group sites & organization sites.
by jime
July 2nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15
Replies: 16
Views: 2715

Re: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15

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Mt Mitchell Trail from N Siouxon
by jime
July 1st, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15
Replies: 16
Views: 2715

Re: North Siouxon Creek, Black Hole Falls, Mt. Mitchell 7/11/15

A couple of years ago, I did a long day hike that way to Mt Mitchell. There’s no bridge on the upper crossing with the sketchy rigging. It was late summer & low water. Walking across was no problem. Didn’t get my feet wet. Could have higher water now. I did not think the brush was that bad. They wer...
by jime
June 29th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Fossil Trail Loop elevation gain
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Fossil Trail Loop elevation gain

The field guide entry says 3300ft elev gain. It’s more like 2000ft. Also, the field guide map shows the trail leaving the lower road, going up a ridge to connect to a higher segment of rd 8123. The write up describes the hike correctly, staying on the lower rd then joining 8123 at the next junction....
by jime
June 28th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fossil Trail Loop 6-27-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Fossil Trail Loop 6-27-2020

P1270031.JPG Hiked the Fossil Trail Loop starting from the Kalama Horse Camp TH and going clockwise. There's an excellent description of this loop in the field guide Here . This loop connects some old abandoned logging roads, ski & hiking trails to make the full loop around Goat Mountain & Goat Mar...
by jime
June 20th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Barlow Ridge Loop
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Barlow Ridge Loop

A friend & I had already planned to hike this loop before seeing this trip report. We did it Friday, June 19, 2020 and the views were good. P1270004.JPG P1260998.JPG P1270003.JPG P1270009.JPG The ridge trail becomes faint but is pretty easy to follow and blazes are frequent up until the end of the r...
by jime
December 19th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Meadows and the Argyle Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

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: 564

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: 564

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: 821

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.