Herman Creek

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Herman Creek

Post by drm » April 13th, 2019, 5:17 pm

Got a late start Friday and camped about 6 miles up. This morning continued up to the Herman Ck crossing, 8 miles in. Hit fairly continuous snow just before that. Cedar Swamp is melted out and open for camping. Got rained on the last half hour today before getting to the TH.
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Can somebody remind me the name of this waterfall?
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lots of triliums all the way
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bad location
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camp
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snow just before Herman Ck xing
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Herman Ck xing
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tend to forget the burns when you're in the many sections of rainforest that remain
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Re: Herman Creek

Post by Chip Down » April 14th, 2019, 7:30 am

Interesting. I would have gone up there Friday or Saturday if the weather was better. (It wasn't awful, but I'd rather wait.) I'm surprised the snow is that low, but more importantly, that Herman (east fork) crossing looks unpleasant. Considering my goal was Mud Lake, which probably isn't anything special, I think I'll consider something else for my next hike. Thanks for the report.

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Re: Herman Creek

Post by drm » April 14th, 2019, 7:43 am

There is a huge log a ways up stream that can be used to cross the east fork if that is what is holding you up. I'm sure the snow will get deep fairly quickly on that side of the canyon. With warmer weather coming later this week, water levels probably aren't going down soon.

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Re: Herman Creek

Post by retired jerry » April 14th, 2019, 7:48 am

thanks for report

I think I'll wait a few weeks, plus maybe the weather will get better

snow level is going up though, there's hope

I haven't been up there since fire

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Re: Herman Creek

Post by MarkInTheDark » April 15th, 2019, 7:14 am

Cool report mannnn, thanks!

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Re: Herman Creek

Post by bobcat » April 15th, 2019, 4:40 pm

First photo: "Nick Eaton Falls" (unofficially)

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Re: Herman Creek

Post by woodswalker » April 16th, 2019, 7:07 am

Thanks for the snow and crossing update.
Colette Grace

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