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by leiavoia
July 29th, 2022, 6:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ape Canyon - 2022-07-27
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Ape Canyon - 2022-07-27

In my experience flies don’t care about deet. And that’s the value of wearing pants.
by leiavoia
June 13th, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Parking in the wallowa's
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Parking in the wallowa's

The Glacier Lake segment from Frazier Lake to Mirror Lake is probably my favorite in the whole park.
by leiavoia
June 12th, 2022, 8:24 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Parking in the wallowa's
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Parking in the wallowa's

Another option would be to explore some of the southern trailheads instead. The park interior will still be crowded, but I think southern areas are less crowded and a bit harder to get to. No less scenic either. About the same time and distance from Portland. If that isn’t an option, I would recomme...
by leiavoia
June 11th, 2022, 8:14 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Favorite area with easyish hikes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Favorite area with easyish hikes?

Are you day hiking or backpacking?
by leiavoia
June 11th, 2022, 12:15 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Parking in the wallowa's
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Re: Parking in the wallowa's

Labor Day weekend will probably not be a very good experience, but the week after will be amazing! Everyone has left but the weather is still good.
by leiavoia
June 5th, 2022, 6:09 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Spring backpacking route with kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Spring backpacking route with kids

How did the area look? I was there just before it was badly burned a few years ago, but haven’t been there since to see what survived.
by leiavoia
June 2nd, 2022, 3:29 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: When to visit Wallowas ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: When to visit Wallowas ?

If you're going to the Wallowas, i recommend staying as long as possible as a backpacking trip. The fringes of the area are so-so, but views get increasingly better as you make your way into the interior. I'm not sure i've seen much that i could do as a single day hike that would warrant the drive. ...
by leiavoia
May 26th, 2022, 8:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gales Creek, May 25, 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Gales Creek, May 25, 2022

There isn't much posted about Gales Creek or its backpacking potential, so i thought i would chip in. Gales Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile trek one way up Gales Creek, starting from the trailhead off Highway 6, West of Banks. It goes up to the Bell Camp Trailhead at the top of the hill. Elevation gain is...
by leiavoia
May 26th, 2022, 7:11 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Possible campsites within the north Umpqua trail?
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Possible campsites within the north Umpqua trail?

I’ve also wondered about this and still don’t have answers.

However, … if you are hammock camping you can disappear into the woods and just find any two trees. Just a thought.
by leiavoia
May 19th, 2022, 7:24 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Food storage for bears
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Food storage for bears

Although Aimless mentioned it, I want to emphasize the need for food hangs to be 6 feet away from the tree trunk. I constantly see food hung up high but just 2-3 feet away from the tree trunk - easy pickings for a tree-climbing bear. And that branch needs to be thin enough that it won't hold a bear...