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by TwoPaw
September 2nd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove – Pinnacle Ridge Loop – 8-31-20
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Elk Cove – Pinnacle Ridge Loop – 8-31-20

I like these two trails - and they always seem quieter than other approaches to the mountain. One time I did the loop with a bike shuttle - I parked my car at Pinnacle TH, then biked down to Elk Cove TH and hid the bike in the trees, and hiked up from there. When I got back down to Pinnacle TH I got...
by TwoPaw
August 27th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thru hiking the North Umpqua Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Thru hiking the North Umpqua Trail

Thanks for posting such a detailed report. I appreciate knowing the ins and outs of this route as you described them so vividly; I can confirm it is definitely not my cup of tea (recalling my last poison oak attack, among other things.) On the other hand, you have a great treasure trove of memories ...
by TwoPaw
August 20th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220

I recently came across this cool old photo in 100 Hikes in Western Washington (Text by Louise B. Marshall, Photographs by Bob and Ira Spring). The copyright on the book is 1966 so the photo is probably from around that time. Hikers were so much more fashionable then (if a lot less comfortable.) I l...
by TwoPaw
August 20th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fish Creek Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Fish Creek Mountain

Take Hwy 224 through Estacada and turn right on forest road 4620 at MP 45.8. Follow this for 7.7 miles, paved at the start, then gravel, and park on the left. TH is on the right of the parking area. Room for a half dozen cars or so. What's the road like? FS Interactive calls it a Low Standard, mean...
by TwoPaw
August 18th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Black Crater loop and more of the “Eternal Trees of McKenzie Pass”
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Black Crater loop and more of the “Eternal Trees of McKenzie Pass”

It's amazing these trees manage in what looks to be a totally inhospitable landscape to thrive. This reminds me of the PCT north of the Riley Camp trail, except more trees have grown in there over time. We do see change in the two pics. There are clearly three trees that were alive that are now snag...
by TwoPaw
August 16th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Timberline Loop Contrarian
Replies: 13
Views: 999

Re: The Timberline Loop Contrarian

You know, why not take it further and make your own CCW clock and be contrarian 24/7 at home! Just print out your own custom clock face to paste over the one you have, and reverse the poles on the motor. Your routing makes sense to me except maybe that drive up to Cloud Cap - the road wasn't all tha...
by TwoPaw
August 14th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220

A truly amazing day hike!

Were there folks already camping near/at Goat Lake? Are the four tents in your Goat Ridge pic near the lake? Been a few years since I've done Goat Rocks - your TR argues for a return.
by TwoPaw
August 13th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McGee Creek to Yocum Ridge - The Iceman Goeth? (Aug 5-6)
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: McGee Creek to Yocum Ridge - The Iceman Goeth? (Aug 5-6)

Regarding glacier shrink, I wish to observe that the Coe terminus (lowest glacial ice on Hood) hasn't noticeably retreated in my years of hiking. I'm somewhat free of ideology, so I just offer that observation without trying to bolster any particular conclusion, other than to point out that alarmis...
by TwoPaw
August 10th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McGee Creek to Yocum Ridge - The Iceman Goeth? (Aug 5-6)
Replies: 5
Views: 557

McGee Creek to Yocum Ridge - The Iceman Goeth? (Aug 5-6)

How much have Mt. Hood’s glaciers shrunk? Does alpine Hood clear of snow earlier in the summer now? That’s what a conversation with a neighboring overnight camper up on Yocum Ridge had me wondering. She had just hiked Yocum for the first time after 40 years and was shocked: she claimed where we were...
by TwoPaw
August 4th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Serene Lake 7/31-8/2
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Serene Lake 7/31-8/2

I guess just because the map says it's a Wilderness Area doesn't necessarily mean it's treated like one :?: