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by leiavoia
June 1st, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Summer Lake Camping and Hiking/Fremont-Winema NF

Not exactly next door, but the Sunstone Area near Plush is a unique place to visit this time of year. Wide (WIDE!) open spaces, disbursed sagebrush camping anywhere in a 4 sq mile area, and you can spend your day doing nothing but walking and looking for gemstones laying right on the ground. Pretty ...
by leiavoia
May 29th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Mt. Adams - Round the Mtn (East Side)

Are there any routes around Adams that dodge reservation land? Even if they are really sketchy?
by leiavoia
May 27th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Looking for a map of the area south of three sisters
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Looking for a map of the area south of three sisters

I dont have a paper map, but you can use either HillMap or CalTopo to explore trails online and print a paper map yourself:

Here's the Diamond Peaks area:
http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYX ... IDO76ysCQw
by leiavoia
May 7th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?
Replies: 42
Views: 2332

Re: Confused - What is Open or Allowed during Covid Quarantine?

I'm really itching to get out there and put in some miles, because I won't be ready for my 100-miler in Yellowstone later this summer unless I get going pretty soon. Glacier NP has canceled backcountry reservations and I wouldn't be surprised if other parks do the same. I had an application in for ...
by leiavoia
April 22nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Around Glacier Peak (July 27 - Aug. 3), 2: The Northern Half
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: Around Glacier Peak (July 27 - Aug. 3), 2: The Northern Half

Thank you very much for posting such a detailed report. I spent this rainy afternoon reading every word and looking at every picture on your blog. I followed along on the map. This looks like an amazing option for my once a year “long trip”. I see there a lots of alternate routes in the area so I ca...
by leiavoia
March 31st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Seeking: Volcano Viewpoints
Replies: 26
Views: 1114

Re: Seeking: Volcano Viewpoints

Three-Finger Jack makes decent appearance, but its best from right up close, not 6 miles away.

I know you are focusing on cascade volcanoes, but if that starts to get samey, then there is a different breed of mountain out east, every bit as worthy of your attention: Wallowas, 7 Devils, Steens, etc.
by leiavoia
March 4th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March

Salmon River would also work out. More of a two-day trip though.
by leiavoia
March 3rd, 2020, 11:41 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Recommendations for 3 night backpacking trip in Mid March

Most of the good stuff is under snow, so you have to go south or east to find longer backpackable routes. Some things you can consider: Rogue River Trail (40m+ traverse) Wild Rogue River Loop (30m loop) Umpqua River Trail (varies, some parts under snow) Illinois River (Traverse and loop options) Hel...
by leiavoia
February 26th, 2020, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Lower Deschutes Trail Camping Question
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Lower Deschutes Trail Camping Question

Never keep food in your bag or tent overnight, anywhere, ever. The one time you do, you know what will happen! I usually use an Op-Sak/Lok-Sak scent-proof plastic bag, or the much cheaper and more durable odor-proof mylar bags. You could hang the food in addition to bagging it, but i find that most ...
by leiavoia
February 21st, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rogue River Side Trails?
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Rogue River Side Trails?

I did the Wild Rogue River Loop hike in 2017 and enjoyed it as an alternative to just sticking to the river itself. Are there any other backpackable side trips or loops on the Rogue besides this one? I would be interested in exploring the area more. I'm asking because sometimes maps are outdated and...