No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

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No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by VanMarmot » December 11th, 2013, 4:40 pm

No frozen waterfalls were melted in the making of this TR.

Today looked like it was the last chance for clear & sunny until maybe next week, so, once again, I shirked my corporate responsibilities and snuck out for a restorative hike. Needed some place close and quick, so obviously Devils Rest. Fog (some frozen) in town but by the TH, clear, cold, and sunny - bluebird!

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Trail was clear with only 2-3 icy patches.

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Was rewarded at the boulder field with a big view of town and some interesting cloud formations.

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Sunlight in the snowy woods - nothing better!

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Went past Devils Rest to the best viewpoint this side of Larch - to see Silver Star and St. Helens,

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and Table and Adams.

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Then a deviled egg sandwich for lunch (of course!) and back down to my corporate fate. Keep smiling!

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Re: No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by Splintercat » December 11th, 2013, 9:23 pm

FINALLY a report without frozen waterfalls..!! :lol:

Nice photos, Van - but I do have a waterfall question for you: could you see ice buildup on Foxglove Falls by any chance..? I was thinking a winter freeze might be the perfect time to really pick out the outlines of that little mystery.

Thanks for posting!

Tom :)

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Re: No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by awildman » December 12th, 2013, 1:15 pm

I was in those parts yesterday, too. Only I skipped the frozen waterfalls and went for the snow-covered Christmas ornaments.

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getting in the spirit...

And followed this guy for a couple of miles...
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I hiked that road behind Devil's Rest for the first time to make the connection between Devils Rest and the Basin. It was a great day for a hike!
Rambling on at Allison Outside

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Re: No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by payslee » December 12th, 2013, 1:32 pm

awildman wrote: And followed this guy for a couple of miles...
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I hiked that road behind Devil's Rest for the first time to make the connection between Devils Rest and the Basin. It was a great day for a hike!
That's a big kitty!

Love how we get to see the traces of their passing in winter.

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Re: No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by retired jerry » December 12th, 2013, 2:34 pm

I frequently see Mountain Lion tracks in winter snow

If there's no snow, they're probably still walking around but I just don't see them, they're rather shy, and watching us

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Re: No Waterfalls on Devils Rest 11-Dec-2013

Post by VanMarmot » December 14th, 2013, 7:18 am

Splintercat wrote:FINALLY a report without frozen waterfalls..!! :lol:

Nice photos, Van - but I do have a waterfall question for you: could you see ice buildup on Foxglove Falls by any chance..? I was thinking a winter freeze might be the perfect time to really pick out the outlines of that little mystery.

Thanks for posting!

Tom :)
Sorry for the late reply (working :( ). But I don't recall Foxglove Falls - probably toast now with the warming weather.

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