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by arlohike
March 22nd, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-trail Trip Reports & Lost Trails
Topic: Exploring old roads + more cars in Bridal Veil Creek Feb. 22
Replies: 17
Views: 3469

Re: Exploring old roads + more cars in Bridal Veil Creek Feb

Don, I used your map above today to find the Bullet Car, which I'd never seen before. That was fun. I was also intrigued by the dotted black line that leads from that path straight West to a square on the map, but I didn't see anything that resembled a road or path in that vicinity. Does any path st...
by arlohike
March 9th, 2015, 9:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Devil's Back Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: The Devil's Back Yard

Cool photos, thanks, Don!
by arlohike
March 8th, 2015, 6:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Devil's Back Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: The Devil's Back Yard

After reading a few more posts about the area, I tried this again today. First, I found the survey marker on the Multnomah Basin Road, then looked for the "collapsed RR trestle" in the map that Don Nelson posted in this thread . I found the road, and a gully that looked like it might have needed a t...
by arlohike
March 6th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Devil's Back Yard
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

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: 797

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: 2041

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: 2041

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: 3778

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: 2250

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: 2250

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...