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by markesc
September 16th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Interesting Cairn!
Replies: 85
Views: 19052

Re: Interesting Cairn!

We all have our reasons for enjoying the outdoors. Some people like to stack the rocks to pass time, as a form of meditation, or to get connected to their environment. I get it. As a photographer, I like to photograph places in their natural state without signs of humans if at all possible. Thus, t...
by markesc
September 16th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019

From there you'll see your "high route" where you crossed over and dropped down to the Mooney Tarn from your report (atleast this is where I suspect you went through?). Could you be thinking of GoalTech Mike? I've been to the tarn a few times, but not this year. Yep probably! This though is prob a ...
by markesc
September 15th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019

Nice. I've wanted to do that approach variation, especially if I could find the bottom end of the snow gully that persists well into most summers. I've pondered a Stranahan Ridge hike. Looks like there's probably pretty good access from Inspiration Point. Leave the car there, cross Eliot, make a lo...
by markesc
September 15th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019

A not so good pano, but it's really one of those areas that is impossible to capture in a photo!
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by markesc
September 15th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019

Elliot Terminus: IMG_6331b.jpg Thought about going this way next time, just not sure about going across the morain and then up the ridge... probably not a great idea alone... IMG_6337b.jpg Looking down wondering if we had a Stranahan ridge hike, what would that be like? IMG_6344b.jpg Lenticulars wer...
by markesc
September 15th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Mt. Hood Lower Snowdome 9-14-2019

Decided to do some exploring in an area I've not visited in a long time. Didn't wish to expose my car to 7 miles of abuse on the Cloud Cap road, and having done the snow shoe route a few times on the 643, I figured it would be interesting to start there. Well, about a mile up the trail, got one bee ...
by markesc
September 9th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Mount Mulanje (Malawi): August 2019

Wow. Stunning!

Some of those shots have so much prominence they could pass for Ariel shots!

Thanks for sharing!
by markesc
September 9th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019

markesc: Sorry, I misunderstood. Yes, you can easily follow the east moraine of Coe Glacier and get some great views. I thought you were talking about actually going to the falls, either top or bottom. That could be done, but I don't think it would be worth the risk. See pic below. As often happens...
by markesc
September 9th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019

BTW: That waterfall from the Coe is looking like a tasty off trail exploration! Yep. But I have a suspicion that it doesn't look that great up close. And there's a modicum of risk getting to it. I've decided the risk/reward ratio is too high. Regarding the berry permit, I didn't know about that. I'...
by markesc
September 8th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Mt. Hood Elk Cove Huckleberry Hunt 9-7-2019

I thought I would mention that picking berries - and taking them home - requires a permit. But I won't tell - since you already did. A permit is not required if you eat them while in the forest. The Forest offers a variety of free use products: Mushrooms, Berries, Boughs, Greenery and Transplants. ...