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by walrus
October 26th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Angel's - Devil's Rest loop from Wahkeena?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Angel's - Devil's Rest loop from Wahkeena?

It is open. I hiked it a couple of weeks ago.

Foxglove is fine.

The AR <-->Wahkeena trail could use some work, but is passable. The people who went through when it first opened did a lot of the work to beat back the 6+ months of thicket growth. One spot with blowdown, but easily navigable.
by walrus
October 1st, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Loowit Trail (Fail)
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: Loowit Trail (Fail)

I don't know - this summer, the Shoestring was the hardest for me - but mostly because I surprised a goat coming up to the rim and watched it start a rockfall into the abyss right where the trail drops down into the canyon :shock:
by walrus
September 22nd, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Experts: Give me your top 5
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Experts: Give me your top 5

Coldwater Peak - huckleberries AND goats, bonus. If you're looking for length vs. big climbs - you can head north to Arch Cape or South to Neahkahnie from Shortsand. The trail rolls enough that you get some decent EG. Wilson River. Coyote Wall from Catherine Creek.
by walrus
September 11th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires
Replies: 57
Views: 2989

Re: Leaders Failing to Prevent/Mitigate Fires

retired jerry wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm
driving through Rhododendron two days after Labor Day, the traffic light was out, no power

I don't know if it was turned off before the winds
They cut power on Monday night.
by walrus
August 31st, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Diamond Peak: which trailhead?
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Diamond Peak: which trailhead?

I've gone in from Rockpile (I think - the Bond Scramble route) and up from Marie Lake. It was 3 or 4 years ago, we camped along the road near the trailhead and came across blazes (modern) for the old Free Emigrant Road and explored that a bit the night before.
by walrus
August 31st, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Loop (CCW) 08/28/2020
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Timberline Loop (CCW) 08/28/2020

Congratulations! Looks like you had fun. I'm glad it went well. Did you end up making it to Paradise Park?
by walrus
August 18th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Crater Lake to Crescent City?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Crater Lake to Crescent City?

I wonder if you could piece together something that goes down the Rogue? There is trail from Grave Creek to Foster Bar, but then I think you'd have to paddle from Foster Bar down to Gold Beach. From there, you could take the Oregon Coast Trail the rest of the way down. I agree, though: hot, dry, fir...
by walrus
August 14th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elkhorns: G.O.A.T!?!? (8/9-13/20) plus some goat beta
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Elkhorns: G.O.A.T!?!? (8/9-13/20) plus some goat beta

TL, DR: vistas, peaks, lakes, bluebirds, nutcrackers, sandpipers, eagles, hawks, even a peregrine and goats, goats, goats! Put a quarter in the phone booth, had a drink at the bar, but passed on the rafting. IMG_7888.JPG Route/traffic: Sunday: Anthony Lakes to Summit Lake - about 25 people/horses do...
by walrus
August 14th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Timberline Trail July 23-26 2020

There are a few trickles of runoff around the high point, but nothing I'd want to drink between Compass Creek and Newton (but better at the spring just CW from Heather Canyon). Unless you want to drop down to Tilly Jane.
by walrus
August 14th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: Goat Rocks, Old Snowy Mt. and Goat Lake loop 081220

Also: beautiful pictures, thank you!