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by McChaix
August 29th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: McNeil Point, 8/19/18, or A Defense of Hiking in Crowds

Nice essay! These days you know if you go to McNeil, Paradise, or Tamanawas or (gulp) Mirror Lake its going to be social, but dang it, those places are just so good and sometimes its a fun change of pace.
by McChaix
August 13th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 4 in 1 Cone
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: 4 in 1 Cone

5th wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Nice pics. What were the temps like?
In the 40's on the way up (6:30AM) , 90's on the way down. I was down by noon. You don't want to be in those lava flows in the afternoon if you can help it.
by McChaix
August 13th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 4 in 1 Cone
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: 4 in 1 Cone

oldandslow wrote:
August 12th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Nice report. Excellent camping around the base of the Husband at Eileen Lake or Husband Lake. I believe that Summitpost has a page on the Husband that offers some insight into climbing it.
Thanks, Old and Slow. The Summit Post page seemed like pretty good info.
by McChaix
August 11th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 4 in 1 Cone
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

4 in 1 Cone

Took the Scott Trail from OR 242 to 4 in 1 Cone July 14. Much of the trail was apparently once a pioneer (Scott) road and the grade is very easy in most places. http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc336/toleak/4%20in%201%20Cone/IMG_4422.jpg Starting off with some very nice meadows. http://i525.photob...
by McChaix
August 11th, 2018, 8:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamanawas Falls
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Tamanawas Falls

Hats off to USFS for clearing a path through the rockfall zone near the falls. Last September it was a real scamble to get through. We even saw a group form a bucket brigade to pass their baby from hand to hand over it but it's easy now. http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc336/toleak/Rainy%20Lake/I...
by McChaix
November 13th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Across the Olympics (and Back), 2: Lost Pass to Port Angeles
Replies: 9
Views: 2589

Re: Across the Olympics (and Back), 2: Lost Pass to Port Ang

Wow! what a great trip report! I love your stories! Thanks so much for posting!
by McChaix
September 27th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Tomroy
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Mt Tomroy

Wow, not on my radar till now. Looks nice.
by McChaix
August 1st, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Northern California Vacation 7/23-7/29/17
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Northern California Vacation 7/23-7/29/17

Wow, great report. Looks like a fantastic trip. Have not been to Caribou Lake. Looks just like Yosemite high country. Wonder what causes some guy in 1860 to name a lake after a critter that can only be found 1000 miles away? And yeah - Hike Mt Shasta is a great resource.
by McChaix
August 1st, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thompson Peak (Trinity Alps) 27/29-Jul-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2858

Re: Thompson Peak (Trinity Alps) 27/29-Jul-2017

Great report! The Trinities are tough. All the trails are seriously steep. Your elevation profile says it all! Van M., your scramble on the peak makes me think you are taking your name a bit seriously....... (My portrait is a goat but its aspirational - I'd be with chillin' with B2BB. :lol:
by McChaix
July 8th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wildflowers and views on Soda Mountain - 7/2/17
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

Re: Wildflowers and views on Soda Mountain - 7/2/17

I think the snow covered ridge west of Shasta in your photo is Mt Eddy. It is on the north edge of the Trinty Alps. The Trinity Alps Wilderness is just beyond it to the SW. Glad you posted this - I was planning a summit hike there and it looks like it won't melt out for another month.