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by anne37
August 12th, 2014, 11:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments one-Day Traverse
Replies: 26
Views: 3764

Re: Enchantments one-Day Traverse

IMO unless you have a permit to camp in the core zone, there is not much to gain camping in Snow lake or at Nada lake, one can find similar lakes closer to home without having to drive for 7 hrs. But Colchuck is a different story, far more prettier than Snow lake and Nada lake. Concur. I have seen ...
by anne37
August 11th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments one-Day Traverse
Replies: 26
Views: 3764

Re: Enchantments one-Day Traverse

Oh, I bet. Have you seen Ira Spring's admonishment? Possibly the most judgmental piece of hiking writing I've ever come across, but good for a laugh: "Myth has it that the Colchuck Lake approach to the Upper Enchantments, pioneered by climbers aiming at the peaks of the Dragontail group, is an easy ...
by anne37
August 11th, 2014, 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments one-Day Traverse
Replies: 26
Views: 3764

Re: Enchantments one-Day Traverse

Oh, and Rob, I agree about the goats completely. I got harassed by one at Colchuck last year, and we hit a herd of them on the trail after Nada, one of whom bluff charged Steve. It reminds me of the Louis CK bit about when he was a city-dweller, deer were these magical creatures, and now he thinks t...
by anne37
August 11th, 2014, 8:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments one-Day Traverse
Replies: 26
Views: 3764

Re: Enchantments one-Day Traverse

I honestly can't see the argument at all for the Snow Lakes approach. That hike would NOT be easy. We were at the top of the pass in less than four hours from the Stuart trailhead. :? But to each his own. As an extended backpacking trip it might change my perspective. There's something to be said fo...
by anne37
August 11th, 2014, 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Enchantments one-Day Traverse
Replies: 26
Views: 3764

Enchantments one-Day Traverse

Steve and I just got back from our Enchantments Traverse, so my words may be a little brief. I know some PDX hikers are heading out there soon, so hopefully this helps. Conditions: The trail is in great shape, with no snow to cross until leaving the core enchantments, on a short little stretch that ...
by anne37
May 12th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canyon Creek/Boulder Creek Lakes - Trinity Alps - 5/10-11/14
Replies: 21
Views: 3615

Re: Canyon Creek/Boulder Creek Lakes - Trinity Alps - 5/10-1

I'd like to do at least one of those myself, probably something in the Palisades or Kearsage Pass area.
by anne37
May 12th, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canyon Creek/Boulder Creek Lakes - Trinity Alps - 5/10-11/14
Replies: 21
Views: 3615

Re: Canyon Creek/Boulder Creek Lakes - Trinity Alps - 5/10-1

You are my favorite poster on PH, mostly because you're not afraid of a gigantic drive to go awesome places. Thanks for reminding me not to be lazy. :lol:
by anne37
April 23rd, 2014, 10:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Silver Star Post- Now With Print ID Quiz
Replies: 23
Views: 3191

Re: Another Silver Star Post- Now With Print ID Quiz

You're not hijacking! Don't be silly :) The Asolos have always caused me to do the splits at the worst moments on scree, snow, sand, etc. I stuck it out because a) I'm cheap, and b) I was new to hiking when I bought them and didn't know better, and c) they took crampons. I met some fella at Lyman La...
by anne37
April 22nd, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Silver Star Post- Now With Print ID Quiz
Replies: 23
Views: 3191

Re: Another Silver Star Post- Now With Print ID Quiz

Yep, they're the Speedcross. Good for technical trail running, maybe more than I need. But I'm testing them out because I'm thinking of using them for Asgaard Pass. They are actually a little too aggressive for hard-packed trail (tweaked my knee trailrunning in forest park), but on a muddy Dog and r...
by anne37
April 21st, 2014, 9:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lost Coast: 4/17/14-4/19/14
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Lost Coast: 4/17/14-4/19/14

Really unusual and beautiful TR.