YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

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YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Eric Peterson » January 16th, 2017, 8:16 am

yet another eagle creek trip report

Inspired by Don's excellent trip reports I went out yesterday, just had to see this. Bucket list sort of thing, only ever been to EC with a smattering of snow and a few ice sicles.

Documented a few interesting ideas along the hike -

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The best idea of the whole day:

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Someone hiked back to their car to get this rope, came in super handy but I didn't like how saggy it was:

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Crossed it all sagging to the ground with micro spikes and got my heart racing, seemed like the ice was just a bit much for little micro spikes. Tightened that sagged up rope after crossing.

Fixated with this rope idea -

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Rest of the hike was rudimentary.

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Checked out Tish Creek bridge and the trail peeters out about 1/4 mile further. Wanted to see Tunnel Falls but oh well.

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by VanMarmot » January 16th, 2017, 8:47 am

Great photos! Particularly the 5th from last one. I look at these photos (and the ones Don just posted) and I have to ask is this the Columbia Gorge or somewhere in northern Canada! Looks like you guys have been/are being pounded by winter! Here is Southern Oregon it's all Hawaiian shirts and parasol drinks, but that's another story... ;)

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by retired jerry » January 16th, 2017, 9:30 am

amazing pictures, very adventurous

what was on your shoes on the 2nd picture and did it work?

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Don Nelsen » January 16th, 2017, 10:44 am

Excellent TR and photos! Nice idea to have a rope on that crux move along the cliffs. Why didn't I think of that!?

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Jesse » January 16th, 2017, 12:28 pm

VanMarmot wrote:Great photos! Particularly the 5th from last one. I look at these photos (and the ones Don just posted) and I have to ask is this the Columbia Gorge or somewhere in northern Canada! Looks like you guys have been/are being pounded by winter! Here is Southern Oregon it's all Hawaiian shirts and parasol drinks, but that's another story... ;)
Didn't Medford see a big snowstorm and lows in the single digits recently?

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by VanMarmot » January 16th, 2017, 4:10 pm

Jesse wrote:
VanMarmot wrote:Great photos! Particularly the 5th from last one. I look at these photos (and the ones Don just posted) and I have to ask is this the Columbia Gorge or somewhere in northern Canada! Looks like you guys have been/are being pounded by winter! Here is Southern Oregon it's all Hawaiian shirts and parasol drinks, but that's another story... ;)
Didn't Medford see a big snowstorm and lows in the single digits recently?
Hmmm, well, yes, now that you mention it. But that just made those parasol drinks all that more essential! :)

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Eric Peterson » January 16th, 2017, 4:39 pm

Thanks for the comments guys :)

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Chase » January 16th, 2017, 5:28 pm

Helps the rest of us who haven't hardly left the house in six days feel like we know someone who did something.

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by DouggieFir » January 16th, 2017, 8:54 pm

Looks like loads of fun!

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Re: YAECTR - 1.15.17 Eagle Creek

Post by Sean Thomas » January 17th, 2017, 3:09 pm

No flip flops or short shorts? :D :P

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