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by ghsmith76
December 4th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Henline Mountain Lookout w/snow
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Henline Mountain Lookout w/snow

Retirement means you can go on a hike when conditions are optimum, which is what I did today Dec. 3 going up Henline Mountain Trail #3352. For some reason we have many days of sunshine beginning here in Oregon so I decided to touch winter by way of Henline Mountain. I really did not expect there to ...
by ghsmith76
November 18th, 2018, 5:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adams - north side hike 10/12-14/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Adams - north side hike 10/12-14/2018

Thanks for the great TR. I now feel better about exploring Adams and it looks like the North approach is a good option.

Also May consider big sticks on the tent to address wind conditions.
by ghsmith76
November 18th, 2018, 4:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tillamook Head Trail from Seaside
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Tillamook Head Trail from Seaside

Got to the Hikers Camp at dusk and nobody was there. Most hikers only go in to the first view spot less then 2 miles in. I sense that it is not perceived as a backpacking trail maybe because the trailhead does not allow overnight parking.
by ghsmith76
November 13th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tillamook Head Trail from Seaside
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Tillamook Head Trail from Seaside

A great backpacking trip in November when the weather is nice is the Tillamook Head Trail through Ecola State Park. I went on this trip with Brook and my new friend, Judd Beck, whom I met on my Timberline Trail trip in September. We arrived at the Seaside Trailhead to find that there was no overnigh...
by ghsmith76
November 12th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mirror Lake TDH Loop - Nov 8, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2363

Re: Mirror Lake TDH Loop - Nov 8, 2018

I spent the night on Tom, Dick & Harry on November 7th. Here is my Blog Post: https://adventurecontinues.org/2018/11/ ... r-lake-th/
I was also very surprised by the new Trailhead.
by ghsmith76
October 23rd, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point Overnight from Top Spur TH
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: McNeil Point Overnight from Top Spur TH

The short cut scramble trail is fairly obvious now. I thought about trying it out but wanted to take the more gentle and pleasing route up. When I checked out the shortcut trail to go down, I felt like it was a bit dangerous to go down by myself.
by ghsmith76
October 5th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: McNeil Point Overnight from Top Spur TH
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

McNeil Point Overnight from Top Spur TH

Why did it take me so long to get to McNeil Point. I don't think a campsite next to Mt Hood can get any better. Yes, I have hiked past the trail to McNeil Point a number of times, each time saying that I should go check it out, only to rationalize that I have to move on. Well finally I planned a tri...
by ghsmith76
June 8th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bull of the Woods, Pansy, Lake Lenore Loop
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Re: Bull of the Woods, Pansy, Big Slide Loop

Thanks for the feedback, I did have a map that placed Big Slide properly, but I did not trust it. I think an AllTrails map confused me. Oh well I am sure glad I found Lake Lenore.

Concerning the snow. I am very concerned about how little snow I encountered. It is going to be a dry year.
by ghsmith76
June 8th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bull of the Woods, Pansy, Lake Lenore Loop
Replies: 10
Views: 2133

Bull of the Woods, Pansy, Lake Lenore Loop

My first backpacking trip that I took when I moved to Oregon in 2004 was on the Dickey Creek Trail. I think I found it in a book of hiking trails. It was good but I never got high enough to discover the vista views that are abundant in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. The ridges that surround the F...
by ghsmith76
May 30th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain

Thanks, I assumed that the trail continued but was not sure about the ski area rules.