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by squidvicious
June 22nd, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Spittlebugs
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Spittlebugs

Is it just in my head, or is there a lot more of this stuff this year? Maybe it's just that the trails are more overgrown, and I didn't used to notice it so much when I wasn't walking directly through it and getting smeared.

I love you, Nature, but sometimes you're kind of gross.
by squidvicious
June 22nd, 2021, 4:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass 2021.06.21
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass 2021.06.21

This is just the loop encircling Bald Mountain
by squidvicious
June 21st, 2021, 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass 2021.06.21
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Bald Mountain from Lolo Pass 2021.06.21

I had two goals today: to get up out of the heat, and to try to get a look at the north side of the loop around Bald Mountain, which I've been reading is borderline impassible. Hit the trailhead at 8:30, so doing OK on the heat. The first section of trail through the switchbacks up to the ridge was ...
by squidvicious
June 18th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Herman Creek Trailhead upcoming closure
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Herman Creek Trailhead upcoming closure

Noted this sign at the trailhead today. Closed to all public access June 28 - July 29. Back to the alternate trailhead.
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Herman Creek trailhead closure sign
by squidvicious
June 16th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Larch - Wahkeena Junction
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Larch - Wahkeena Junction

Twice in the last couple months I've come across people where Multnomah Basin Rd crosses Larch Mountain trail who are lost looking for Multnomah Falls. It turns out what's happening is they're starting at Wahkeena on the loop, but the junction of Wahkeena and Larch Mountain is so overgrown they don'...
by squidvicious
June 10th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Open: Wahkeena lower parking, Larch Mtn Rd
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Open: Wahkeena lower parking, Larch Mtn Rd

I've been confused why the Wahkeena lot is still sometimes closed. When I parked this morning the gates were closed, but open when I returned to my car. Ok, I have a notion... yup, found a sign that said gates open at 8 am and close at 8 pm. In the past I've made a point of parking below in the summ...
by squidvicious
June 10th, 2021, 11:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Gorge waterfall corridor shuttle
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Gorge waterfall corridor shuttle

Looks like the state's all in. ODOT crews have been out lately laying these down
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by squidvicious
June 9th, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Clackamas County crews rescue 7 hikers near Ramona Falls

https://katu.com/news/local/clackamas-county-crews-rescue-7-hikers-near-ramona-falls This caught my attention because of this When their inaccurate online information about their route left them on an impassable trail, the exhausted hikers decided to build a fire and camp for the night. Assuming the...
by squidvicious
June 8th, 2021, 12:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cascade Locks - Herman Creek Bridge 2021.6.8
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Cascade Locks - Herman Creek Bridge 2021.6.8

Was looking to give my knee a bit of a break while still getting some miles in, so this flat-ish route seemed like a good choice today. I drove through some rain on the way home, but if it rained on the trail at all it never made it through the trees to me. Lovely weather for a walk in the woods, an...
by squidvicious
June 6th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Sandy River crossing on Ramona Falls hike
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Sandy River crossing on Ramona Falls hike

There was a spot upstream where some hikers were using rocks and logs to cross, but most people who checked out that spot decided not to try it. That spot upstream was actually easier to cross, at least on the outbound. My trip report , and another's post for a pic of that crossing--second pic in t...