Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

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Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by dfs1109 » October 10th, 2018, 8:24 pm

First time back in the gorge since the burn, sad...

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Sad to see all of the destruction.

Daniel
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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by retired jerry » October 11th, 2018, 6:26 am

I'll be doing a trip there in the next couple months when the snows cut off higher elevations. That should be interesting. Thanks for the report and pics.

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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by dfs1109 » October 11th, 2018, 8:18 am

retired jerry wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 6:26 am
I'll be doing a trip there in the next couple months when the snows cut off higher elevations. That should be interesting. Thanks for the report and pics.
The first 4.5 miles are all in the burn zone and then its like someone drew a line in the forest and the moss and greenery suddenly reappear. Good luck!
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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by retired jerry » October 11th, 2018, 9:17 am

oh, that's fine, I'd want to go in more than 4.5 miles to camp anyway

Nick Eaton Ridge will also be interesting

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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by RobinB » October 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm

retired jerry wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 9:17 am
Nick Eaton Ridge will also be interesting
I'm sure you'll have no trouble with this, but route finding along Nick Eaton - especially between Deadwood and the Plateau Cutoff - is very interesting (as in: the trail doesn't always exist).

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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by retired jerry » October 15th, 2018, 5:42 am

you're talking post fire?

that trail was more difficult than average trail before the fire

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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by RobinB » October 15th, 2018, 8:38 am

retired jerry wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 5:42 am
you're talking post fire?

that trail was more difficult than average trail before the fire
Yea, post fire. I was on a few of the trail crews working to rebuild stuff up there, and, because of time constraints, we more or less just stopped at the Deadwood junction. I walked along the length of Nick Eaton to the old signal hut at the Rainy - Wahtum junction in early July, and it was intermittently bushwhacking for a couple miles south of Deadwood. Still doable, but considerably worse than it used to be.

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Re: Herman CK to Cedar Swamp Oct 2018

Post by retired jerry » October 15th, 2018, 10:44 am

thanks

I've done that when there was a lot of snow on the ground, that might actually be easier now

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