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by walrus
November 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

squidvicious wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 6:38 am
If anything, the bit downhill from Devil's Rest in the muddy gully is greatly improved.
YES!!!

I mean, it hadn't rained in forever until the little bit we got today, but there was no mud and easy footing in both the gully and the swamp.
by walrus
November 7th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Good to hear, thank you!
by walrus
November 7th, 2019, 3:36 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

I haven't been up to Devil's Rest since the fire - are these trails still extant/usable if one wanted to loop?
by walrus
August 26th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Ridgeline Hikes
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Ridgeline Hikes

The Knife Edge in the Goat Rocks has a ridgeline vibe, but it weaves around grendarmes and whatnot also.
by walrus
August 20th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Non-buggy backpack <5 hr drive from Portland
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Non-buggy backpack <5 hr drive from Portland

Jefferson Wilderness was pretty much bug free below 6,000 feet last week. Goat Rocks usually are by this time of year as well. Backseat driving, I'd head for the Goat Rocks and do a night at Cispus Basin and a night in Jordan Basin.
by walrus
August 20th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15

Above Bingham Ridge, the trail is in good shape and has lovely lakes and beautiful views as you come along the top of the ridge. Between Bingham Ridge and Lake of the Woods, as JustSomeHiker said, is a miserable series of scrambles and slides and as close to "unhikable" as anything I've ever been on...
by walrus
August 17th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Jefferson Wilderness Aug 11-15

95% incredible - 4% for the section of the Lake of the Woods trail between Bingham Ridge intersection and the lake itself, which lost all of its woods in the Puzzle fire - most of which appears to be lying as deadfall across crumbly trail -1% for mosquitoes (our own fault for venturing above 6,000 f...
by walrus
August 9th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: road conditions
Replies: 17
Views: 615

Re: road conditions

As of October 2018, I wouldn't do it in a rental (although you could test your vehicle/skills and hike the rest of the way in if you have to give up). The South Breitenbush trail is a shorter drive on better roads while still avoiding hiking in through the Whitewater burn. The entrance into Jefferso...
by walrus
July 30th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: 2019 Huckleberry Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: 2019 Huckleberry Thread

There were plenty on Tom Dick and Harry today. Not as well grazed as I imagine they'd be by the weekend.