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by arlohike
December 12th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 32
Views: 3251

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

Thanks for the map. At the tip of your first arrow, that path to the left, was that covered? That was such a faint path at the start, although it then opened wider as you followed it. And then that last section before you rejoined with Palmer Mill Road, where you shortcutted straight down to the roa...
by arlohike
December 10th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18

Yes, at the flat, wet spot, the signs were still there and in good condition. Starting there and heading back down, there was a sign where the Foxglove meets the decommissioned forest road, and at the junction where someone had built an arrow, although that was hard to read. I don't think there is a...
by arlohike
December 9th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18

great report, with a sprinkle of snow the trails wear a whole new look. Yeah, up on that top section the wind died down and I didn't see anybody for a long time, and it was quite lovely. I'm eager to get into these reopened areas, as soon as the higher altitude hikes are shut down by deep snow. By ...
by arlohike
December 9th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18

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When hell freezes over.
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The view from the top.
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I felt like I was walking through a Christmas card.
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These trees are burned up, sadly, but look nice with a frosty coating.
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Another decommissioned road bed.
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The barrier at Palmer Mill Road.
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Hard to imagine I was considering taking a gravel bike up here two years ago.
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Ice in the water bottle ... that was a first for me.
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My smoothie bar really was frozen!
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At the top of the switchbacks, I noticed a new bird's nest.
by arlohike
December 9th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foxglove Recon 12/9/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Foxglove Recon 12/9/18

After a simple out-and-back from Wahkeena to Devil's Rest last weekend, I wanted to make a loop today and check out some of the unofficial trails in the area. Since parking was tight last weekend, I arrived at 8 am to find that the lower parking area was open! So I could have slept a bit more. Oh we...
by arlohike
December 9th, 2018, 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 32
Views: 3251

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

I went up today as planned and took a look. Indeed, at the junction where Foxglove turns southeast toward Devil's Rest, the old road going straight south has been covered in trees and branches. I continued up Foxglove and took the Devil's Rest trail to the connector trail with Multnomah Basin Road, ...
by arlohike
December 9th, 2018, 7:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal

I’m at Wahkeena again today, and the lower parking area is open!
by arlohike
December 8th, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now
Replies: 32
Views: 3251

Re: Bridal Veil Plateau is different now

Those photos are from the southwestern corner of Foxglove, straight south to Smith Road and then southeast to Palmer Mill Road, right? I was actually planning to do that tomorrow, so I'm glad I checked here and got a heads-up. I guess I'll still go up and take a look, but probably won't bother trekk...
by arlohike
December 4th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?
Replies: 38
Views: 1793

Re: Hike conditioning: do lots of short hikes prepare you for long ones?

I agree that math is fun and I love a good chart, but the car comparison doesn't seem relevant. Besides the dramatic difference in wind drag between walking and driving speeds, a car and a human body have different mechanical issues that come into play. That is, they are both more or less efficient ...
by arlohike
December 3rd, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Devil's Rest: Fog, Snow and Charcoal

Go around the summit rocks to the east and you'll see the faint path headed north. Right about where it starts descending, check the trees on the left of the path above eye level.