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by johnspeth
July 11th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?

Thanks, PCG. Recent observations are wonderful. Is a high clearance vehicle necessary to get the the trail head or can a Honda Civic make it there with great care, or at least get close?
by johnspeth
July 9th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: best hikes around detroit lake area?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: best hikes around detroit lake area?

The Tumble Creek trail has just about the best bang to easy access ratio around. It's about a mile west of Detroit. You can hike to Dome Rock or Tumble Lake. You can even drive to Dome Rock from Detroit. https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Dome_Rock-Tumble_Lake_Hike https://www.fs.usda.gov/reca...
by johnspeth
July 9th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Sunrise Peak, WA, road 2324 status?

Does anybody know if forest road 2324 to the Sunrise Peak trail head of the Dark Divide in Washington is open and passable by car? I know FR 23 is open to the bottom of FR 2324 (east end, along Canyon Creek). FR 2324 washed out a few years ago and was undergoing repairs last summer. It's not obvious...
by johnspeth
July 2nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?

Be prepared to change your plans and go somewhere else if it doesn't feel right. Even if it's just a drive in the car that beats hiding inside your home. Good advice. I've had to recently abandon a couple of tries when I arrived at trail heads. Too many cars with people milling around the parking l...
by johnspeth
July 2nd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?

Isn't there a rail to trail in Banks? I wonder how that would be. Yes - the Banks/Vernonia state trail. I ride it from time to time because it's so close to my home. The segment from Banks to Buxton gets a lot of walkers but the trail is at least 10 feet wide so you have plenty of room to get by. T...
by johnspeth
July 2nd, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: Wide hiking trail options in the Portland region?

I think hiking is fine. You don't want to go crazy hiding inside your home. I agree provided you don't pick a popular (crowded) hike. I've hiked many times since the trouble started. I routinely jump well off the trail when I encounter others. However, I've noticed about 1/3 of the folks do not do ...
by johnspeth
June 28th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike Suggestions Similar to Rainier's Skyline Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Hike Suggestions Similar to Rainier's Skyline Trail

Coldwater Peak area (Mt St Helens): endless views. The only problem is the road to JRO is closed so you'll need to hike in via the South Coldwater trail (230A). Bring a bike to make quick work of the flat walk along the road from the road gate to the trailhead. That plan is on the long side of your ...
by johnspeth
June 28th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail 25-27
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Timberline Trail 25-27

Luke wrote:
June 28th, 2020, 6:20 pm
I think I saw a bear while heading up to paradise park. A little black bear? What do you think this is?
A bear would be my guess too. Even a big black bear looks little at that distance. Nice job spotting it from that distance. I suppose you can feel happy you didn't encounter it closer.
by johnspeth
June 17th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Info on Boundary Trail - Norway Pass to Council Lake
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Info on Boundary Trail - Norway Pass to Council Lake

AlpenGlowHiker wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 6:23 am
Norway Pass to Council Lake on Boundary Trail #1 // 1 night
And that's a lot of hiking for two days! What do you suppose your mileage will be? The straight line distance is 22 miles.
by johnspeth
June 17th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Info on Boundary Trail - Norway Pass to Council Lake
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Info on Boundary Trail - Norway Pass to Council Lake

I've hiked the Boundary trail once per summer for the past two summers near the Hat Rock/Yellow Jacket Pass/Craggy Peak area. It seems the only people using this area, including the Dark Divide, are motorcycle riders. You might have some luck finding info if you check web sites related to that activ...