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by teachpdx
June 26th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Timberline Trail

Jerry says it all, it's all in the field guide. I'll only add one thing... if you are going over a weekend, strongly consider going anticlockwise. Especially if you are starting on a Friday from Timberline Lodge. Probably 75% of hikers go clockwise and if you don't time it right you'll spend the who...
by teachpdx
June 25th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: 2-night Backpack in late-July
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: 2-night Backpack in late-July

It doesn't have a lake, but it fits all of your remaining criteria. https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Foggy_Flat_Hike This alpine area above Foggy Flat is my favorite area on Mt. Adams, and great for a day hike exploration. You might be early enough to miss the onslaught of mosquitoes... I se...
by teachpdx
June 24th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019

you won't regret going to Table Lake, but be warned that in early July it's buggy. I think Table Lake is on the list for later in August or early September. I handle the bugs okay, but my partner hates them and gets eaten alive (even drenched in DEET) so I have to take that into consideration for t...
by teachpdx
June 24th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Jefferson Lake Trail, June 18 & 19 2019

It's so encouraging that the trail has so many clear miles!

Table Lake is on the backpacking docket for this summer... I may just have to bring some loppers and see how far I can hack away from the Patsy Lake side of things. This trail deserves some love.
by teachpdx
June 21st, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Early Timberline Trail Attempt
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Early Timberline Trail Attempt

Thank you so much for posting this! I'm was hoping to hit up Paradise Park for a night this weekend, and your report confirms that it just may be possible. That little bit of snow should melt off pretty quickly. How were the bugs around Paradise Park? If there were any, I'm sure they didn't like the...
by teachpdx
June 21st, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: St Helens: Green Butte (fail tale)
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: St Helens: Green Butte (fail tale)

I seem to recall that peak being called "Point 5997" or some number close to that, based off the elevation. I don't remember where I have seen that name, though.
by teachpdx
June 20th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Chocolate Falls (MSH) is dry!
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Chocolate Falls (MSH) is dry!

Surprisingly, much of the state of Washington is actually in a moderate to severe drought. See link to map below. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?WA But that cannot be the complete explanation... I'm sure that the young geology on MSH is unsettled enough to create ...
by teachpdx
June 18th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Newcomer to Portland
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Newcomer to Portland

Welcome! Advice, in no particular order: Loowit Trail around Mt. St. Helens Timberline Trail around Mt. Hood Badger Creek Wilderness Siouxon Creek Foggy Flat (a little bit more than 2 hours) Indian Heaven Wilderness And there's a lot of great stuff down around Mt. Jefferson, but that's in the 2.5+ h...
by teachpdx
June 18th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Overnight Solo Backpacking
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Overnight Solo Backpacking

Just a hunch, but heading east toward the Mill Creek Wilderness might be a good respite from the mozzies, being drier and all. Otherwise, as has been said, surrounding yourself with a bit of snow will definitely help. Maybe up the Cabot Lake trail toward or beyond Carl Lake would be a good candidate...
by teachpdx
June 18th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Favorite 3 Night Backpack Hike for this week
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Favorite 3 Night Backpack Hike for this week

It's pretty tough to find a three night backpacking trip along the Coast. Most of the trails just aren't long enough to support that many nights, unless you want to stay at the same spot for multiple nights. I've always liked Bayocean Spit for overnights, but it might become boring after three night...