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by RobinB
March 28th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Gladd Ridge – Barrett Spur Loop (Nov. 16, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Gladd Ridge – Barrett Spur Loop (Nov. 16, 2019)

So I seem to do this one every fall, just before the snow comes for good: a quick but nicely varied lollipop loop up from Top Spur to McNeil Point, over to Gladd Ridge (the lateral moraine between the Glisan and Ladd Glaciers), up Gladd Ridge to wherever it’s easy to jump off (usually around 7000’),...
by RobinB
March 28th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Olympic National Park Aug 11-15, 2019

Cool to see your route around the Humptulips! I've been sort of curious about the southwest end of the Park since enjoying the Six Ridge a few years ago - seems like a lot of nice, uncrowded loop possibilities around there.
by RobinB
March 24th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)

How weird is that, I was there Feb 8 to 12. Right at Strawberry Point for 4 nights. I think we saw you - both on the way out and the way back! If memory serves, we passed you around 5 PM on the 9th. I think you were having a small fire or something? Then, on the 10th, we waited out the tide playing...
by RobinB
March 24th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: CH-CH Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: CH-CH Challenge

Like, in the same day?
by RobinB
March 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Olympic Coast: Third Beach to Toleak and Back (Feb. 9-10)

GiantsGraveyard.jpg Opening picture: sunset on Giant's Graveyard I came out of TR Retirement a bit ago for a quick (and, in retrospect, kinda preachy) report about my annual birthday hike , and I figured it might be fun, at this time when we’re all largely stuck inside, to write some more, more-or-...
by RobinB
March 17th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Angels Rest and Devils Rest with special companions
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Angels Rest and Devils Rest with special companions

Lots of woefully unprepared and timid hikers. Don't misuse that phrase - you can only be Woefully Unprepared™ intentionally . Also, I trademarked it, so pay up. ;) Wait, so what would you call it if someone were (what we would normally think of as) Woefully Unprepared™ but unintentionally so? (Or, ...
by RobinB
March 12th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March

Duckabush River or Hoh River in the Olympics would probably be a good bet this time of year (not Elwha due to road washout). I'm sure it'll be muddy, but it's to be expected this time of year! I like the Olympics idea. The Elwha road walk is actually kinda pleasant - particularly if you're willing ...
by RobinB
March 3rd, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tomlike - 2/22/20
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Tomlike - 2/22/20

When you start climbing out of the HC drainage, at the little flat landing around 3500 ft, we turned and went straight up the snow slope to the saddle below the summit, about 700 ft EG in .3 mi and a killer shortcut. Oh interesting. I've always cut straight west directly from Noble Camp at 2850', t...
by RobinB
February 21st, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Pipeline Across the Appalachian Trail: Forest Service vs. Park Service
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Pipeline Across the Appalachian Trail: Forest Service vs. Park Service

So this one's a bit far from Portland, but it has interesting implications for both public lands and how we understand the managers of those lands. Here's a brief summary, from the wonderful SCOTUS Blog : On Monday, February 24, the Supreme Court will hear argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpastu...
by RobinB
February 20th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)
Replies: 22
Views: 958

Re: Bootprints on the Primrose Path (Feb. 16, 2020)

To beat a dead trail: Nick Eaton south of Deadwood is just gone, yet the whole area has been reopened - and I'm very happy that it has. Robin, what do you mean? You're talking about the Nick Eaton Trail (not Gorton), going up beyond the Deadwood cutoff? There is still a trail all the way to GPM. It...