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by pablo
September 12th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker believed to be victim of cougar attack
Replies: 39
Views: 1862

Re: Missing hiker believed to be victim of cougar attack

But just as the two were about to leave, the cougar jumped back and pounced on Sederbaum, holding his head with its jaw and shaking him from side to side. At one point, Brooks got off the bike and ran away, catching the attention of the big cat, whose instinct was to chase. Injured and bloodied, Se...
by pablo
August 10th, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ice Lake and the Matterhorn July 29-31, 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: Ice Lake and the Matterhorn July 29-31, 2018

What a wonderful and, for me, inspirational trip report, thx. I've only hiked in the Wallowas a couple of times but I hope to retire next year to Baker City and spend the rest of my hiking life exploring the Wallowas, Elkhorns, and Hells Canyon.

--Paul
by pablo
July 26th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mitchell July 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Mount Mitchell July 2018

Neat report on a great destination and I like the approach - thx for the GPS track.

This was offtrail travel for most of the trip, right?

--Paul
by pablo
July 8th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Norway Pass/Mt Margaret/Mt Whittier/Lakes Loop (Mt St Helens/Spirit Lake) 070718
Replies: 18
Views: 928

Re: GoalTechHikes Norway Pass/Mt Margaret/Mt Whittier/Lakes Loop (Mt St Helens/Spirit Lake) 070718

Wow, I don't ever recall a TR on Whittier Ridge when it had snow on it. I'd have chickened out. Great photos and report on one of the neatest loops around these parts.

Thx,
--Paul
by pablo
June 18th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Point, Nick Eaton, Casey Creek 061518
Replies: 27
Views: 1607

Re: Indian Point, Nick Eaton, Casey Creek 061518

Thanks, Don, for the report, nice photos and narrative. I've really missed Nick Eaton/Gorton Creek - it has been my goto exercise hike. Too bad about Casey Creek Trail, I hope it can be recovered eventually. I guess the 3152 point is off limits - from what I saw yesterday looks like we may get a bet...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Paul: I wonder if I should have kept going. Another 1/4 mile of that crap (times two, with the return) would be miserable. I was doing a loop so I only had to do it once, twice would have been too much. I've wondered about finding the bottom of that Baldy route. It's a pretty indistinct ridge at th...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Have you ever been on top of Little Baldy? It is my favorite summits in that group. The old trail route climbs up a hundred feet or so above the new, flat trail that traverses around it. Some day, I really want to do the NE ridge, starting at Copper Creek. Look at it on the satellite views. I just ...
by pablo
June 12th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Bluff Mountain, all three ridges

Hey Chip, Nice report, thx. I did that one ridge where you turned around and the brush in the saddle there had to be some of the toughest I've ever encountered. Stuff does not bend. Good thing is the hard part only goes for about 1/4 mile as you go south and up out of the saddle as you gain some ele...
by pablo
May 21st, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Starway Trail (Silver Star Mountain)
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Starway Trail (Silver Star Mountain)

Nice report, thx. Like you say, the steep climb to the miners camp is not particularly interesting and kind of tough which is why I don't do it anymore. On the other hand, it is a fast way down at the end of a loop to other places. I like the photos with the misty look of the north side of SS. --Paul
by pablo
May 20th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: GoalTechHikes Mt Defiance - Eagle Creek Burn - 052018
Replies: 16
Views: 1333

Re: GoalTechHikes Mt Defiance - Eagle Creek Burn - 052018

Nice report, flower photos, and fire photos - dead deer is strange. The burned part of the Defiance trail could benefit from the application of loppers and a hand saw. I don't recall anything particularly big. Starvation Ridge needs to be logged out. I was out near Lindsey Creek, geez, the route aro...