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by markesc
December 7th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019

The ducks are neat, but I'm especially intrigued by the bald eagle. Have yet to see one myself. I went for a walk in CSG once, on a day that was savagely cold (which I happen to like). If you don't mind the cold, go out to Lyle in January; supposedly there are tons of bald eagles near the mouth of ...
by markesc
December 7th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019

A few others...
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by markesc
December 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ecola State Park 11-22-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Ecola State Park 11-22-2019

Wanted to visit a place during the week from where they filmed the Goonies! The trail connecting the first parking area to the indian beach is closed, but ended up doing a short climb to watch the waves below past Indian beach and then made my way back to the first parking area looking towards the B...
by markesc
December 6th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Crystal Springs Gardens 12-05-2019

I know not much of a "hike" but most here appreciate some of the creatures in nature, so thought I'd share! There's a super rare Mandarin Duck there currently! I happen to have lucked out and it made an appearance! There was no shortage of photographers there so the word is out, but everyone was sup...
by markesc
November 19th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Hood: Stranahan Ridge and Eliot Canyon, from Laurance Lake to TLT
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Hood: Stranahan Ridge and Eliot Canyon, from Laurance Lake to TLT

Wow now that's another beast mode trip! Nice work!

Did you see any waterfalls along that route? I thought there was one or two along the Elliot?

Thoughts of starting at Elk Cove TH, then cutting over from Inspiration?
by markesc
November 19th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: North Cascades traverse Aug. 16-22
Replies: 15
Views: 6938

Re: North Cascades traverse Aug. 16-22

wow uh mazin report! those are TOUGH Miles too!

Challenger glacier and the tapto lakes area is just world class.

Nice bear and weasel shots! Good memories and I bet you're planning another!
by markesc
October 5th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cascade Head 10-1-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: Cascade Head 10-1-2019

A few more:
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16 miles to the south, Boiler Bay:
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Anyone been to this beach on negative tide days?
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by markesc
October 2nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Travels in Time
Topic: History of some of the Mt. Hood Trails
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Re: History of some of the Mt. Hood Trails

I'm glad I just found out about this group! My dad created some of the trails around Mt. Hood in the 1920's and 1930's. He did it with some boys from local high schools. I wrote down his trail building history in the book "Fire Lookouts & Mountain Climbing in Oregon". I'm sure this info would be us...
by markesc
October 2nd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments...cut short
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: Enchantments...cut short

Wow amazing! Now I can see why it's a much coveted destination and you still got some good photos + adventure out of it!
by markesc
October 1st, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cascade Head 10-1-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Cascade Head 10-1-2019

Was able to score a weekday off!! As many times as I've been here, always amazing!! IMG_6660b.jpg IMG_6630b.jpg IMG_6647b.jpg IMG_6657b.jpg Only spotted 2 elk, but tons of evidence of many more: IMG_6686b.jpg Two Redtails were could be seen hunting: IMG_6697b.jpg Everyone has a favorite tree, this o...