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by teachpdx
November 23rd, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes River day hike
Replies: 17
Views: 1465

Re: Deschutes River day hike

I’d also guess they are otters. I saw four of them just upriver from the main park a year or so ago. Nice find!
by teachpdx
November 2nd, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Help with Dollar Lake trail access
Replies: 16
Views: 1105

Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Looks like you need to go a little bit further east. It's at least 3/10 of a mile from Pinnacle Ridge to the Dollar Lake trail. It's a pretty substantial area with smaller trees, and it's right after where the trail takes a broad right turn and has views down into the Hood River valley. There is usu...
by teachpdx
October 27th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: how would you interpret this mountain-forecast.com table?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: how would you interpret this mountain-forecast.com table?

The answer to interpreting it is pretty simple... don't. I personally much prefer the clickable topo map on weather.gov. I ended up with many fewer clashes with the weather when I started referencing them exclusively. I mean, they are the folks that all of the other weather people reference, and the...
by teachpdx
October 20th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paradise Park trail
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Paradise Park trail

It's surprisingly easy to just drop straight into the canyon and up the other side, avoiding the trail down into the canyon. Not recommended for those with no offtrail experience; requires an honest assessment of one's abilities (i.e. don't do it just because Chip said it's easy). Chip, you're the ...
by teachpdx
October 19th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Paradise Park trail
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Paradise Park trail

Thanks for the report... I was looking at maybe heading up that direction if some good weather holds. I heard that the PCT through Zigzag Canyon is a bit nightmarish with trees downed in the early September windstorm (and that may have changed by now), but glad to hear that PP can still be accessed ...
by teachpdx
October 13th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: November Backpack Location that Isn't Burned?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: November Backpack Location that Isn't Burned?

Badger Creek, Salmon River, Mill Creek Wilderness, Deschutes River... maybe even some mid-elevation places like Indian Heaven will still be accessible (camped there early November 2019 with only a few inches of snow above 5000').

And be prepared to deal with some blowdown pretty much anywhere you go.
by teachpdx
October 13th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Adams: Red Butte
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Adams: Red Butte

And actually on topic... (lol)... I have also looked at hitting up Red Butte, but haven't done it. Thanks for the heads-up that it's not really worth it.
by teachpdx
October 13th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Adams: Red Butte
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Adams: Red Butte

Most of today's precip should fall as rain, at least below 7000' until the cold front moves in this afternoon. Then there will probably be a few inches of snow accumulating above 5000' through Wednesday. And unfortunately the forecast has shifted, calling for rain showers from Friday morning onward....
by teachpdx
October 8th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Adams, Stagman Ridge Oct. 6th, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2113

Re: Mt. Adams, Stagman Ridge Oct. 6th, 2020

Getting up onto The Bumper is hopefully on my list this year, provided we get any more windows of decent weather before the heavy snows move in. Thanks for the FOMO motivation! My hope is to do a couple nights at Island Lake (haven't been since before the 2015 burn), and try to make a loop up around...
by teachpdx
October 6th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Little Badger Creek Trail from the West?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Little Badger Creek Trail from the West?

Good luck and stay dry!