Devils Rest Loop 06-APR-09

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VanMarmot
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Devils Rest Loop 06-APR-09

Post by VanMarmot » April 7th, 2009, 12:26 pm

I had the good fortune of having to work on Friday (my usual day off) but being given Monday as a day off instead. What an excellent trade!
I went up the Wakeena Falls trail
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then over to Multnomah Creek. Along the way I saw a very large tree (maybe 6-8' dia - the picture doesn't do it justice) that had apparently come apart in the high winds we had a while back.
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Fortunately it fell down the drainage rather than on to the trail. The 400-Larch Mountain trail junction was an impressive mud pit - some footsteps looked 18" deep.
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From there the Larch Mountain trail up to the service road had a few minor blowdowns but was otherwise in remarkably good shape. I took the service road (it will need a few trees & boulders removed before it's drivable) up and over to the Devils Rest Trail. Then on to Devils Rest, down the Foxglove Trail to the 400 trail
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and then on down to the parking area.
A 9.8 mile loop - one of the many loop variations you can create from the official and unofficial trail systems that wind between Angels & Devils Rests. Nothing unique about this other than (finally) being on a sunny, snow-free trail...

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