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by leiavoia
November 12th, 2022, 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wyeth North Lake 2022/10/29
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Wyeth North Lake 2022/10/29

Oh, thought this looked familiar. Took this trail down from North Lake once before the fire. I remember it being a very very very long way down.
by leiavoia
October 16th, 2022, 10:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Overnight in Elk Meadows 9/29/2022
Replies: 9
Views: 1285

Re: Overnight in Elk Meadows 9/29/2022

Congrats on your first overnight trip! Hot drinks at sunrise with mountain views are one of the perks.
by leiavoia
October 5th, 2022, 6:23 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Ladybug swarm on Cooper Spur
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: Ladybug swarm on Cooper Spur

I saw this on Eagle Cap summit last year. No clumping, just a weird number of lady bugs in a weird place for ladybugs.
by leiavoia
October 4th, 2022, 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Indian Heaven Lakes Loop October 1, 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Indian Heaven Lakes Loop October 1, 2022

Does this loop stay generally available to November? Looking to do a slower, cooler backpack at the end of the month. Thanks.
by leiavoia
September 11th, 2022, 3:50 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: overnight backpacking near Mt. Hood in late Sept
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: overnight backpacking near Mt. Hood in late Sept

These are not near mt hood specifically, but when I think about “intro to backpacking” hikes these come to mind: Serene Lake loop - Roaring River Wilderness - 12 miles RT. Green River / Goat Mountain - North of mount saint helens. Can be loop or just out and back to Deadman’s Lake. Salmon River - ou...
by leiavoia
September 2nd, 2022, 2:29 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Long Gorge Loops?
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Long Gorge Loops?

Yeah that’s usually the plan but I was looking for something flatter and closer to home for a change. Most of my “vacations” look more like suicide attempts. Kinda want something in between.
by leiavoia
September 1st, 2022, 6:44 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Long Gorge Loops?
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Long Gorge Loops?

I’ve got time to do a longer backpack around 5 days this September. I was previously looking at doing a loop from Tanner Butte trail, through Watum, over towards Rainy, and looping back along the gorge. However, fire has shut down the Tanner Butte area. I have previously hiked the Herman creek trail...
by leiavoia
September 1st, 2022, 11:48 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Goat Rocks route advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 2374

Re: Goat Rocks route advice?

A smaller option would be to start and end at Packwood Lake. You can go up Coyote Ridge and back, making a loop. You can camp at Packwood Lake, Hidden Lake, or the little spring half way across the top of the ridge. It doesn't cover a lot of what the area has to offer, but it still has plenty of sce...
by leiavoia
August 29th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Wallowas Loop: 8/24/22-8/25/22
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: South Wallowas Loop: 8/24/22-8/25/22

I did almost the exact same loop last year at about the same exact time. Nice to see it again. Looks greener and less smokey. I saw the bootpath from Glacier Pass -> Eagle Cap but it wasnt the trip for that. Thanks for posting your experience. Glad kettle creek got some TLC. The choke cherries were ...
by leiavoia
August 17th, 2022, 7:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Olympic Mountains - August 2022 (Gray Wolf, Dosewallips, Cameron)
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Re: Olympic Mountains - August 2022 (Gray Wolf, Dosewallips, Cameron)

I saw a fair number of people, but not more than the area could hold. I estimate I ran into about 20 different parties around the entire loop across the 5 days. Deer Park camp was full of car campers when I exited on a Friday night, but was mostly empty when I arrived on a Monday afternoon.