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by TwoPaw
July 2nd, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flowers, Mist, and Some Sun too below Cook Mt.
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Flowers, Mist, and Some Sun too below Cook Mt.

Misty Landscape Kano School.jpg Only one car in the Dog Mt. parking lot 8am a couple days ago yet I continued on to the Cook Mt. pullout. Whitecaps on the Columbia and a bit misty. Dark Sky says mostly cloudy while the radar shows all clear. Fine by me - I'm no fan of hot sun baked ascents. A dozen...
by TwoPaw
June 30th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: fail tale: long historic route to Tom/Dick/Harry
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: fail tale: long historic route to Tom/Dick/Harry

I didn't know about that S-curve. I wonder how long a trip from PDX to Government Camp used to take. Maybe the same time as today taking into account modern congestion. I'll have to poke around there someday; seem to be a number of FG hikes to do. I doubt anybody hikes the actual T/D/H trail anymore...
by TwoPaw
June 21st, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

I was thinking of road 27. What's this "Forest Road 2627(-207)"? (I'm pretty sure we're talking about the same road.) It is Road 27 to start. As you leave Rhododendron driving east there are a series of numbered roads that mainly lead to FS Homesites (long term leases on cabins, little houses). So ...
by TwoPaw
June 20th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road
Replies: 13
Views: 769

South Burnt Lake 772 to Zigzag Ridge - Bad Road

IMG_2469.JPG Long time since I took Burnt Lake Trail from the South - be advised Forest Road 2627(-207) is in terrible shape. The steep hill after the first switchback onto gravel required a slow, s-l-o-w crawl up a steep incline (passenger sedan) with few turnouts and even fewer turnarounds. Amazi...
by TwoPaw
April 19th, 2020, 6:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eastern Sierra in 2016 - Bodie, Mono Lake and Tuolumne Meadows
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Eastern Sierra in 2016 - Bodie, Mono Lake and Tuolumne Meadows

I lived in Mammoth Lakes for a couple of years way long ago and your TR brought back memories. The Mono Lake story is amazing. Thanks to a decades long campaign ( Save Mono Lake ) it was literally saved - two tributaries that were diverted for LA water were opened back up to stabilize what had been ...
by TwoPaw
April 11th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Opal Creek Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Opal Creek Trail

Not to be judgemental, but these types of trips are not really in line with the Guv's Covid 19 order - and pretty much skirts the intent if not the letter of US Forest Service closures. If we all want to decompress like this and it's "okay" we can imagine how these types of trips will ramp up, just ...
by TwoPaw
November 10th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Salmon Butte 791 - Trailhead advisory
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Salmon Butte 791 - Trailhead advisory

Hiked Salmon Butte Nov. 9 and there was evidence of recent car clouting at the trailhead. Since I arrived 8am on a Saturday morning and would depart early afternoon I did not let it deter me. I hadn't been on #791 since the relocation of the trailhead almost a decade ago. I couldn't really recall th...
by TwoPaw
September 13th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jumbo Peak - 2019-09-12
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Jumbo Peak - 2019-09-12

Thank you for great directions in this TR.
by TwoPaw
August 30th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove trail
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: Elk Cove trail

How's the blowdown on ElK Cove Trail - been cleaned up?
by TwoPaw
August 17th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: High Camp via Camp Riley, PCT Aug 11-12, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 311

High Camp via Camp Riley, PCT Aug 11-12, 2019

Several recent OH TRs inspired me to tackle an overnighter in the Mt. Adams wilderness at High Camp. I started up Riley Camp Trail about 9am. Everything was still wet from a storm passing through and a foggy drip maintained a dewey landscape. A land of tarns and boggy patches there are a fair amount...