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by Excursionista
August 8th, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: More Sasquatch!
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: More Sasquatch!

Evidence? Got it. Exhibit A: Trail cam photo of a bear Sasquatch in Alberta, 2012. albertasasquatchtrailcam.jpg Exhibit B: Photographic evidence can be faked, but who made you the expert on Photoshop? I thought so. 582136_3634732993840_733679197_n.jpg Exhibit C: Close encounter inside a tent in Indi...
by Excursionista
August 6th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Elk Cove from Vista Ridge (Just the burned bits) 8/5/2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1799

Re: Elk Cove from Vista Ridge (Just the burned bits) 8/5/20

Nice report. There's something very elemental about a burned forest, especially one that recently burned and still lives in recent memory. I never hiked Bluegrass Ridge until after the fire, and it has a regenerative beauty to it, with burned, barkless, silvery snags and trees surrounded by lupine a...
by Excursionista
August 1st, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Camping on Bayocean Spit - any clarifications?
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: Camping on Bayocean Spit - any clarifications?

Welcome to the site! As the OP for the thread you linked to, I'd like to add that I've since been back to Bayocean Spit for another overnight, with two vehicles parked along the road in Cape Meares. No problems with parking and no problems finding a great campsite in the dunes on the ocean-side. If ...
by Excursionista
July 23rd, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snow conditions on passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Snow conditions on passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Jason, The report from Ice Lake looked like it was mostly melted out, and that was almost 3 weeks ago. And the snotel at Aneroid Lake melted to zero in late June. Since your options are both going from near Two Pan, I think you should try and get there and leave a little time to look for people hik...
by Excursionista
July 23rd, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Snow conditions on passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Snow conditions on passes in Eagle Cap Wilderness

I just spoke with a ranger. I'm planning a trip this coming weekend. Our intent was to start at Two Pan, hike to Steamboat Lake and Minam Meadows, then cross Wilson Pass back to the road. Or secondary plan was to reach Lakes Basin and scout around. I was told it's a late melt and my plan is "a littl...
by Excursionista
July 3rd, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Heeelllloooo Portland
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Re: Heeelllloooo Portland

Rod, thank you! Yeah, I met those two hikers right by the TH and they seemed "fine" at the time - competent, but cold and wet and just sorta miserable, like we've all been before - until I went off on my hike and started really thinking about it. When I got back to the TH I found a "help" note on my...
by Excursionista
July 3rd, 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick & Harry 7-3-12
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Mirror Lake and Tom, Dick & Harry 7-3-12

I solved two riddles today: Tom, Dick, and Harry Mtn is free of snow along the entire ridge, and if you want solitude on the Mirror Lake Trail, simply climb to the top of TD&H in the clouds and rain. I'll try to add some pics, but there's not really a reason, as you'll see. I didn't hike the entire ...
by Excursionista
June 26th, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Wahtum/Chinidere 6/26 - Hikers in Trouble & Found Lost Item
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Wahtum/Chinidere 6/26 - Hikers in Trouble & Found Lost Item

Very odd day at Wahtum Lake. I’ll try to update with photos, but wanted to get two important things in first. HIKERS IN TROUBLE? When I arrived, it was raining, as it would be almost all day. At the lake, just at the foot of the “250 steps” or whatever it is, I encountered two young women who were b...
by Excursionista
June 26th, 2012, 10:01 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Trail Project
Replies: 36
Views: 37974

Re: Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Trail Project

Not to get too far into that point, but one reason I'd like to see the Perdition Trail restored is that it provides a non-paved trail to the top of Multnomah, completely bypassing the tourist trail. It would be a great way to start a Hatfield circuit! Thus, another reason to bring the Perdition bac...
by Excursionista
June 26th, 2012, 9:32 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Trail Project
Replies: 36
Views: 37974

Re: Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Trail Project

Tom, I love the idea, but why does it start at Multnomah Falls? You could add more distance and more "gorge" by starting at Angel's Rest TH. Does it have something to do with distances between campsites? Or is it simply that Angel's Rest isn't within the Hatfield Wilderness? (If you say vehicle brea...