Timberline Trail in Mid August

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HikerDave1
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Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by HikerDave1 » May 28th, 2021, 6:03 pm

Hi
My Name is David.
I am interested in hiking the Timberline trail in Mid August time line, and would be very interested in
hiking with someone.
I am from NYC, and will be doing several hikes prior to this trip in Washington state.
I have all my own gear.
I prefer to hike with someone, than by myself. I am in good shape and looking forward to do this hike.

Dave

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retired jerry
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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by retired jerry » June 3rd, 2021, 6:32 am

That's just a bit early but the snow seems to be melting off pretty good, there'll probably be a lot of people then. There are places where multiple people camp nearby so you don't have to go with anyone.

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by HikerDave1 » June 3rd, 2021, 9:56 am

Would the 4th week of August( apx Aug 20-23) be a better time.
do you need a permit ahead of time, or can you get it on the spot?
I would like to do this in 4 days, to enjoy the hike, I can do 10-12 miles a day based on terrain.

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by retired jerry » June 3rd, 2021, 1:06 pm

yeah, late August better. Less snow. Stream flow less.

there should be some useful trip reports here before then.

permit self registered at trailhead

4 days is good. 38 miles an 9000 feet elevation gain total

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by mjirving » June 3rd, 2021, 7:00 pm

Any thoughts on getting everything cleared with all the blow downs? Think it’ll be cleared as normal? Or was it so bad that it may not be cleared this summer?

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by HikerDave1 » June 4th, 2021, 10:31 am

I have not heard of any blowdowns.

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by mjirving » June 4th, 2021, 10:38 am

The massive ice/wind storm made the west side impassable.

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by retired jerry » June 4th, 2021, 12:18 pm

there should be some useful trip reports before mid August

maybe everything will get cleared enough or alternate routes

for example, rather than going on the Timberline Trail between Yocum Ridge and the Muddy Fork, maybe take the PCT instead

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by naturallog » June 4th, 2021, 3:22 pm

retired jerry wrote:
June 4th, 2021, 12:18 pm
there should be some useful trip reports before mid August

maybe everything will get cleared enough or alternate routes

for example, rather than going on the Timberline Trail between Yocum Ridge and the Muddy Fork, maybe take the PCT instead
Someone created a great story map about the catastrophic blowdown in that area: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/f5 ... e821dc8373

I first saw it posted on the r/portland subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Portland/comme ... or_hikers/. I think it may have been posted to PortlandHikers on facebook, too.

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Re: Timberline Trail in Mid August

Post by retired jerry » June 4th, 2021, 4:04 pm

nice write-up, thanks, amazing amount of damage

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