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by TwoPaw
January 26th, 2021, 4:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Herman Creek to almost Tomlike MT. 1-16-21
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: Herman Creek to almost Tomlike MT. 1-16-21

If I would of had even my microspikes I think it would of been fine. For some reason I packed my Yak traks instead and they were not giving me much confidence on the icy slope. Once I got home and looked at my gps path and realized I was so close from attaining the ridge I felt even worse. I wouldn...
by TwoPaw
January 26th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star South Ridge Lollipop - Jan 23 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Re: Silver Star South Ridge Lollipop - Jan 23 2021

Born2BBrad wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 11:32 am
So was the cross near the top of Silver Star still there?
I didn't see any on my route.
by TwoPaw
January 25th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Silver Star South Ridge Lollipop - Jan 23 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Silver Star South Ridge Lollipop - Jan 23 2021

Looking to take in what may be the last sun for a bit I headed up the Silver Star South Ridge Hike. IMG_2961.JPG Given the total lack of signage for the TH or along the trail, the Field Guide description is a great help. A couple of things come to mind to note: :arrow: Although the route is FG rated...
by TwoPaw
October 24th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams: Stagman Ridge Loop
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Adams: Stagman Ridge Loop

How is the road up to Stagman TH? Sedan worthy, or....?
by TwoPaw
September 2nd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove – Pinnacle Ridge Loop – 8-31-20
Replies: 6
Views: 932

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: 739

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: 1952

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: 769

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: 756

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: 1778

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...