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by leiavoia
September 29th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019

If I wanted to return next summer, are there parts of the range less frequented? Or is the entire region a zoo?
by leiavoia
September 28th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowa River Loop - September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Wallowa River Loop - September 2019

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48810627913_95e083e082_c.jpg (I know there are many similar trip reports, so i will just relate the interesting parts for anyone in the future researching this trip.) Days: 5 Dates: September 22-26, 2019 Weather: Overcast and rainy first night, followed by severa...
by leiavoia
September 28th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Where can I get up to Class 3 scrambling trails near Portland?

If you liked summiting St Helens, consider the entire Loowit loop trail. You get your share of long straightaways in addition to boulder fields, deep casms, slippery washouts, steep climbs, and high windy passes. The Elk-King loop has some scrambly stuff too (mostly going up Elk and then down the sa...
by leiavoia
September 19th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: New to Oregon Hikes
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: New to Oregon Hikes

welcome aboard. Three Sisters in September and Rogue River in March (or April) work fine. Timberline Trail in October will be iffy however. That's a transition period on the mountain and you are likely to hit some amount of snow. Every year it comes down at a different time, but October is bound to ...
by leiavoia
September 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip

Thank you everyone for your input. Now the more important question:

Best post-hike place to eat on the way back?
by leiavoia
September 4th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Timberline Trail 8/26/19 - 8/28/19
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Timberline Trail 8/26/19 - 8/28/19

Thanks for the report. That’s a very long day-2. I would have needed to split that up. Nice to have blue sky in all pictures.
by leiavoia
September 4th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Need Advice on Wallowa Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Need Advice on Wallowa Trip

It’s september, and that means I need to get in my annual long backpacking trip. I’ve never been to the Wallowas, so I think this is the year. A few questions for you experts: 1) I’m making the assumption that crowds will be less this time of year since school is back in. Is that true here? I’m look...
by leiavoia
August 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Water Filter/treatment for Timberline?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Water Filter/treatment for Timberline?

I got around the mountain just fine with my Platypus gravity system. The one stream that was a bit iffy was the one next to Cairn Basin. I had to let it settle for a few hours in the bag before filtering. The nice thing about gravity systems is that they are easy to backflush silt out and keep it go...
by leiavoia
August 14th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Beginners Backpacking Recommendation Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Beginners Backpacking Recommendation Needed

Serene Lake Loop (12 mile loop, Roaring River Wilderness) and Big Slide Lake (12 miles out and back, Bull of the Woods Wilderness) make good first-time trips. These are better after labor day weekend when kids are back in school and crowds have gone home. They are also accessible later into the fall...
by leiavoia
August 14th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt Adams Killen Creek - High Camp 8/8-10
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Mt Adams Killen Creek - High Camp 8/8-10

i got caught in that same storm not far from there, in the Green River area over by St Helens. It was lightning every 5 seconds for about 2 hours. I've never seen so much lightning in one storm before. My flash-to-bang counting put the distance at about 1 mile away. Pretty intense! I had planned to ...