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by Schrauf
December 27th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Oregon 3-4 Day Backpacking Trip Suggestions for June '20
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Oregon 3-4 Day Backpacking Trip Suggestions for June '20

The Loowit Trail is often open by mid-June in lowish snow years. I've done it the third week of June in 2018 and 2019. Awesome 30-mile loop around MSH, so maybe a bit long for your plans. Most people do it in 3 days, but that's 10 miles per day, with decent elevation change. Also, very exposed, so w...
by Schrauf
September 5th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Newton Clark Ridge/Moraine, 8/31/19
Replies: 33
Views: 1795

Re: Newton Clark Ridge/Moraine, 8/31/19

For what its worth I thought the high route up to that point from Cloud Cap was surprisingly easy That IS surprising. I'm actually not so surprised. I'm intimately familiar with the terrain between Cloud Cap and Meadows, and I've learned that when conditions are ideal, a hiker who is either very ex...
by Schrauf
September 4th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Newton Clark Ridge/Moraine, 8/31/19
Replies: 33
Views: 1795

Re: Newton Clark Ridge/Moraine, 8/31/19

I followed in your footsteps the day after you on Sunday. Literally, and I was surprised to see footprints this time of year with the constant wind up there. I was attempting to do GoalTech's high route from Cloud Cap to Timberline, but the wind was really gusty and I didn't like the look of the dow...
by Schrauf
August 9th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking

I was just trying to get at the predominance of people I've seen on Mt Hood that appear to be struggling with heavy packs and longer than planned hiking days, and appear to be able to benefit from more awareness regarding lighter gear options, unnecessary gear choices, or at least less daily mileag...
by Schrauf
August 9th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking

Your WordPress blog posts suggests you're considering bringing "a slingshot" to deal with animals: that's a manifestation of nearly incredible arrogance and disrespect for nature. If you actually managed to hit a cougar with a slingshot, you'd likely provoke a justly deserved defensive attack. Ever...
by Schrauf
August 9th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking

I think they realize there are other options, maybe they just don't prefer them. Not everybody has maximization of mileage as a top goal. While this nighttime loop is quite a feat, it's not one I aspire too because I like the daytime views! I agree there are many acceptable ways to hike, and gear s...
by Schrauf
August 5th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: Timberline Trail - nighttime loop 8/2/19 - cougar stalking

This is super cool and thanks for sharing. There’s certainly more risk to nighttime hiking (tripping, creek crossings, navigation, predators) but nothing that is unreasonably dangerous if you have the appropriate experience. Sorry you had to deal with those idiots! Half the people backpacking on Hoo...
by Schrauf
July 25th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heart of Darkness/Black Canyon Wilderness/Ochochos
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Heart of Darkness/Black Canyon Wilderness/Ochochos

Do you have an feedback if a hike this time of year (August) that stream crossing would be easy. We are planning on starting at the south fork of the John Day and going up canyon. Easy stream crossings this time of year except after heavy rain/thunderstorms. The first crossing is the actual South F...
by Schrauf
July 22nd, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tarptent Scarp 1 [SOLD]
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Tarptent Scarp 1

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by Schrauf
July 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snow on Three Sisters Loop trails?
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Snow on Three Sisters Loop trails?

Reports on Portland Hikers and Reddit from trips in the last week have indicated ample snow (maybe 30% coverage?) on the west side in the area Retired Jerry mentions, but all very passable. Probably no ice axe needed but microspikes helpful if you hit steeper slopes in the morning when relatively so...