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by squidvicious
December 3rd, 2018, 11:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal

I checked out the shortcut over to Multnomah Basin Road when I want past, and it was pristine. I headed up towards Devil's Rest today, but I was moving kind of slowly. When I hit the cutoff to the Basin Rd I made a last-minute call that doing the big loop down to Larch via the Basin Rd would be a b...
by squidvicious
November 26th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Larch Mtn - Nov 25, 2018

Thanks, loving the reports. Now we just need a Devil's Rest to complete the set.
by squidvicious
November 25th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: More Wahkeena - Multnomah Loop - 11-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: More Wahkeena - Multnomah Loop - 11-25-2018

The parking at Wahkeena was fully open with quite a few spots remaining When I got there at 8:45 Wahkeena parking was maybe half full. By 9 or so it was full. By noon when I left there were cars parked all over the road, not all legally. Still, nothing like Angel's Rest. I also wound up doing the l...
by squidvicious
November 24th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Multnomah-Wahkeena loop - Nov 24, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Mutnomah-Wahkeena loop - Nov 24, 2018

Thanks for first pics! Wow, that "trail"... I wasn't expecting it to be so overgrown, but then I remember the initial assessment a year ago said that bit was still in quite good condition, so I guess it hasn't been touched much. That's some bridge. Raised in anticipation of debris coming through as ...
by squidvicious
November 24th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Western Columbia Gorge reopens
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Western Columbia Gorge reopens

The number of parking places along the HCRH has been reduced at both Wahkeena and Multnomah Falls, get there before 9:00-9:30 and you should find a spot. Curious, for Wahkeena is it an issue with just the road spots, or is the parking in the lower day use picnic area also filling / not open? I'm ex...
by squidvicious
November 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Larch Mountain west side - reopen date known?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Larch Mountain west side - reopen date known?

The Larch Mtn "upper trail" is actually slated for spring 2019 reopening. I suspect they only mean to open up to the Wahkeena trail junction by the end of the year, but it's not clear. Well, color me surprised! With the reopening of the highway today, the new trail map is showing Larch open all the...
by squidvicious
November 15th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Field Guide Support
Topic: Harvey Road Trailhead
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Harvey Road Trailhead

To be fair, the directions on the FS site to the "Douglas Trailhead" are to Harvey Rd. (identical to the Eagle Creek Trailhead page), though their trail description on the trail page, trailhead page, and PDF download all direct you to the trailhead at the Wildcat rock pit (which they call the "Upper...
by squidvicious
October 29th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Larch Mountain west side - reopen date known?
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: Larch Mountain west side - reopen date known?

The Larch Mtn "upper trail" is actually slated for spring 2019 reopening. I suspect they only mean to open up to the Wahkeena trail junction by the end of the year, but it's not clear. There should be a new newsletter coming soonish--fingers crossed for more info, though in truth they never say much...
by squidvicious
October 19th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: another fatality on Monitor Ridge
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: another fatality on Monitor Ridge

Chip Down wrote:
October 19th, 2018, 6:31 pm
one has to wonder how this occurred
From what I've seen a couple of places (eg, kgw) the fall was a result of a "medical event," which also seems to have been the actual cause of death.
by squidvicious
October 13th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail
Replies: 45
Views: 1731

Re: Missing hiker on the Timberline Trail

This is really interesting to me--here's a woman who thinks she got lost in exactly the same place, in exactly the same way, just a few days before. And this time a local, presumably familiar with the area. Finishing 5 days solo on the Timberline Trail, lodge is in sight, then the fog rolled in. She...