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by leiavoia
July 30th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Help me plan a 5-day Wallowa route
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Help me plan a 5-day Wallowa route

I have 5 days to poke around the Wallowa Mts in August. I need your suggestions on planning a route. I have previously hiked around the Lakes Basin area, Glacier Lake, Frasier Lake, and Anaroid. I'm looking to explore some other areas now. I tend to hike around 6-12 miles per day. So total mileage s...
by leiavoia
July 20th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: that Sturgeon Rock tree
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: that Sturgeon Rock tree

Sturgeon Rock? Oh, is that the one that keeps ruining my photos of that one cool tree?
by leiavoia
July 16th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: this is not how you flag a trail
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: this is not how you flag a trail

The arrow is just there in case you miss the ribbon.

It still needs a cairn at the bottom, regardless.
by leiavoia
July 15th, 2021, 11:22 am
Forum: Organize and Invite! (Upcoming Hikes)
Topic: Timberline Trail in Mid August
Replies: 23
Views: 1018

Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

There is a good stream about 0.5-1.0 mile past Cloud Cap when the trail starts getting sandy. Lasts through September.
by leiavoia
July 11th, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wallowas Ridge Walking: 7/7/21-7/9/21
Replies: 15
Views: 928

Re: Wallowas Ridge Walking: 7/7/21-7/9/21

Amazing. Thanks for sharing so many pictures. It looks like the snow has melted out fast. Having been up and down trails in the area, I can appreciate how crazy it seems to walk the ridges directly. I wish my knees could handle that better. I think tackling Pete’s Point would at least be a worthy go...
by leiavoia
July 2nd, 2021, 11:05 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Timberline Trail
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Timberline Trail

McNeil Point isnt actually on the TT, so it really depends on what was meant by "near". There is a separate side trail that heads up to McNeil Point.
by leiavoia
June 29th, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock Lakes - Serene Lake Hike 6/1-6/2 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Rock Lakes - Serene Lake Hike 6/1-6/2 2021

4th of July is going to be mosquitoeey near virtually any lake. A river hike would be slightly better. But be prepared for bugzzzz either way.
by leiavoia
June 29th, 2021, 11:31 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Looking for a backpacking trip for my two daughters
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Looking for a backpacking trip for my two daughters

Every season has its pros and cons. But if you want the best possible chance for a great experience, then wait until September. Good first hikes (depending on what is accessible when you go) : Serene Lake (6 miles one way), or stop at Shellrock Lake (1 mile in) or the smaller lakes along the way. 12...
by leiavoia
June 28th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lake Wapiki
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Lake Wapiki

If 3 other parties counts as "mobbed", sign me up.
by leiavoia
June 22nd, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: Water filtration suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Water filtration suggestions

I switched to the Katadyn BeFree this year and really like it. Before that i had Platypus 4L gravity setup. Before that i had MSR SweetWater pump. For one or two hikers, the BeFree is awesome. Simple to deploy and use, good results, easy to use, packs very small, only a coupla ounces. The Platypus g...