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by neilsonw
August 17th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: MSH missing hiker, "Ant Canyon"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1022

Re: MSH missing hiker, "Ant Canyon"?

Chip: so 2017 was the year of Hood and 2018 the year of St. Helens. Is 2019 the year to find a dozen routes up Adams?
by neilsonw
August 3rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Lost & Found
Topic: Lost: Camera on McKenzie River Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Lost: Camera on McKenzie River Trail

Hi,

Unfortunately set my camera down along the Blue Pool trail today (August 3) and forgot it when we got going again. I'm certain someone picked it up. If you hear of anyone finding one, I'd really appreciate a heads up. It's a Lumix FZ40.

Thank you very much.
by neilsonw
July 7th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)

For others who may be curious, I didn't realize Sprague Lk was also within the Jeff Park boundaries, so this applies: If camping within 250 feet of any of the lakes in Jefferson Park you must camp within a designated site. Perhaps there's a reasonably good spot in the area some distance away, though.
by neilsonw
July 7th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt McLoughlin
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Mt McLoughlin

Late reply, but maybe still helpful? We summited McLoughlin on June 2. There was a mild amount of snow cover remaining at the higher end of the forested section. As the tree cover diminished, so did the snow on the route. There were a few spots where it was easier to use spots of snow or the snowfie...
by neilsonw
July 6th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: steep trails
Replies: 21
Views: 1936

Re: steep trails

Munra isn't/wasn't official either, but according to Caltopo it's ~1775' in 0.85 miles (2088'/mi). Comparable to the McNeil Pt one, I guess. :) Couple other stretches off the top of my head: * St. Helens rim via Monitor Ridge, from Loowit jxn: 1789'/mi (3577' in 2 miles) * Elk Mountain: 1717'/mi (19...
by neilsonw
July 6th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)

Thank you--I saw Matt's reference to it but wasn't sure if there was an unofficial trail to keep an eye out for, or if there were any restrictions on camping there.
by neilsonw
July 6th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Sprague Lake (Mt. Jefferson Wilderness)

Hello! I was poking around on Google Earth, as one does, and noticed Sprague Lake tucked above Jefferson Park on Park Ridge. It looks like a beautiful place to camp, so I was wondering if that was viable (and not disallowed). Is there any kind of boot path over to the lake from the PCT or is it more...
by neilsonw
April 9th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Washington - Looking for where this lake photo was taken
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Mt. Washington - Looking for where this lake photo was t

The photographer talks about the photo a little bit here: http://mikeputnamphoto.com/oregons-mt-washington-fine-art-photograph/ buuuut I get the feeling that he's purposefully leaving out the location. Maybe not. Matching up the angle in Earth: https://streamable.com/9awk3 gives a heading of about 1...
by neilsonw
February 26th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Amazing Falls Creek Falls Winter Hike
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Amazing Falls Creek Falls Winter Hike

Wow! Looks fantastic in the winter. Thanks for sharing.
by neilsonw
February 22nd, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Wednesday morning in the Gorge
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Wednesday morning in the Gorge

It's not closed? :o