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by Walkin' Fool
April 20th, 2021, 10:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Margaret Loop?
Replies: 25
Views: 1405

Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

As of October last year, that section you're talking about right past Norway Pass is as it has been for years, so I think it's safe to say it still is there. Obviously people's comfort level varies, but I've hiked that many times, sometimes with an overly large and heavy backpack, and have never tho...
by Walkin' Fool
April 12th, 2021, 10:36 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Northern MSH (Vanson Peak/Goat Mt Ridge): Snow-free mid/late June?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Northern MSH (Vanson Peak/Goat Mt Ridge): Snow-free mid/late June?

Thanks for the info, and good reminder on the road closure. I was thinking it was usually open by mid-June, but especially with this year's snow pack, it certainly might be a bit later!

Thanks again!
by Walkin' Fool
April 10th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Northern MSH (Vanson Peak/Goat Mt Ridge): Snow-free mid/late June?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Northern MSH (Vanson Peak/Goat Mt Ridge): Snow-free mid/late June?

Hello! Obviously it's different every year, but does anyone know if the northern MSH area, specifically Ryan Lake to Vanson Peak over the Goat Mt ridge is often/sometimes/never snow-free the middle to end of June? Thanks!
by Walkin' Fool
March 14th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Trout Lake Preserve field guide update?
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Trout Lake Preserve field guide update?

Hello! The RV Park apparently no longer allows people on their property. Immediately after the observation platform and the trail junction that goes up to the switchbacks, there's a chained and padlocked gate with a no trespassing sign. They've even blocked off the area on either side of the gate, s...
by Walkin' Fool
September 17th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?

Hmm, that is interesting. I did specifically tell the gal on the phone I had backcountry permits and that's why the car would be left overnight. Maybe I'll leave a note with my reservation number on it on the dashboard just to be safe.
by Walkin' Fool
September 17th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?

Well now I just feel dumb. I tried calling the forest service and couldn't get a live person, but didn't think to call JRO itself. :oops: Anyway, I just did, and they said no problem!

Thanks!!!
by Walkin' Fool
September 17th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Overnight parking at Johnston Ridge Observatory?

I have upcoming permits for the Mt Margaret Backcountry. In the past, I've always come in from Norway Pass, but thought I might start from JRO this time for something different. Does anyone know if overnight parking is allowed at JRO? I see on the Forest Service site that no passes are currently req...
by Walkin' Fool
July 20th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: White alien-looking plant and tree girdle
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: White alien-looking plant and tree girdle

So helpful! Thank you all!
by Walkin' Fool
July 19th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Let's see some ID
Topic: White alien-looking plant and tree girdle
Replies: 4
Views: 811

White alien-looking plant and tree girdle

Does anybody know what this white plant is? Found in the Mt Hood Wilderness at about 2,000'. IMG_6131.JPG IMG_6130.JPG That same trip, while exploring off-trail, we found this tree girdled. There were tons of mountain beaver holes around, but I don't think they girdle trees this size. The person who...
by Walkin' Fool
July 1st, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Camping Suggestion: Rainy Lake vs North Lake?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Camping Suggestion: Rainy Lake vs North Lake?

Was in the area this past Saturday: The trail from Wahtum Lake, over Green Pt Mt and down to N Lake is in great shape, with the exception of one large blowdown not too far south of N Lake requiring a pack-off-belly-crawl-type move. We did not backtrack to take the connector trail to Rainy Lake, but ...