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by arlohike
March 6th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Devil's Back Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

The Devil's Back Yard

Inspired by some dashed lines on my Green Trails map of the West Gorge, this trip report and another weekend of unseasonably sunny weather, I set out last Sunday morning to explore a larger loop from Wakheena Falls around Devil's Rest. I don't know the names of some of these trails and roads, so I m...
by arlohike
January 18th, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: Trail Rx
Topic: Rock Slide on Larch Mountain Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Rock Slide on Larch Mountain Trail

I saw this rock slide today on Larch Mountain Trail, 1.5 miles south of Multnomah Falls Lodge and .2 miles north of the junction with Wakheena Trail. I haven't been there since last spring, so I don't know how new this is. Other hikers and dogs didn't seem to have a problem with it, but it takes a c...
by arlohike
December 21st, 2014, 9:50 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Closed: Benson Bridge, Mult/Wahkeena access, Triple Falls
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Closed: Benson Bridge, Mult/Wahkeena access, Triple Fall

I found this thread, showing that the Wakheena Falls hole is already repaired, with interesting photos of how they did it:

http://www.portlandhikers.org/forum/vie ... 25&t=20510
by arlohike
December 6th, 2014, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Closed: Benson Bridge, Mult/Wahkeena access, Triple Falls
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Closed: Benson Bridge, Mult/Wahkeena access, Triple Fall

Ironically, there is a genuine washout / rockslide/ I-hope-we-can-get-thru-on-our-way-back imminent trail failure on the paved part of Wahkeena. Same place it washed out a year or two ago. Ice, rockslide, and BIG holes in the trail. That looks terrifying, and I can't even imagine how it would be fi...
by arlohike
May 10th, 2014, 2:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14
Replies: 10
Views: 3591

Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

vibramhead wrote:We took a 3-mile ramble through the Memaloose Hills on Saturday, and the flowers were busting out all over.
Thanks for the tip! My wife and I went to check it out this morning, and it was fantastic.
by arlohike
May 9th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mountain 5/7/14
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Larch Mountain 5/7/14

So those are noble firs that were called larches? At the time I thought, "Well these must be the larch trees of Larch Mountain," but then I looked up larch trees on Wikipedia and they looked nothing like these.

Thanks also for the bird ID. I hadn't noticed the "crossed bill" but now I see it! :D
by arlohike
May 9th, 2014, 8:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Larch Mountain 5/7/14
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Larch Mountain 5/7/14

I've been wanting to try the Larch Mountain hike for the first time this year, but the Benson Bridge closure had me putting it off. I knew I could start from near the Oneonta Gorge or from Wakheena Falls, but I didn't want to add any more distance than was needed for my first attempt. Then I noticed...
by arlohike
April 30th, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rock of Ages exposure?
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Rock of Ages exposure?

How do you feel on Hamilton Mountain or Eagle Creek? If you are fine with those, I would assume that you can do the RoA. Eagle Creek is a hike that I probably won't do again. It was very beautiful, and my wife loved it, but I was too anxious to enjoy it. Another comparison is Angel's Rest ... I've ...
by arlohike
April 28th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Rock of Ages exposure?
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Rock of Ages exposure?

I'm looking for advice from anyone who has hiked the unofficial Rock of Ages trail. I travel light and love a good workout, so all the descriptions I've read about how steep it is just make me more eager to do it. But what most trip reports only mention briefly is the exposure. I'm quite scared of h...
by arlohike
April 28th, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Finally registered...
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Finally registered...

Hello, I've been using this site for a while to find and prepare for new hikes in the area -- the field guide and the trip reports are both super-useful -- but have finally taken a moment to register for the forums. Although my main sport is road biking, I've always enjoyed hiking in the limited sen...