Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

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dmthomas49
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Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

Post by dmthomas49 » August 30th, 2020, 6:00 am

sheilakpdx wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 4:05 pm
How was the Cold Spring crossing? Low water/rock hop or did it take some navigation (aka bring water shoes?) Great report, this has been on my list for a while and your pictures confirm the time is approaching to go out and enjoy this trail!
There is a stable, constructed set of two by fours that make the crossing very easy. You will enjoy the hike and the huckleberries should be ready for consumption!
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Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

Post by keithcomess » September 2nd, 2020, 5:58 pm

How long is this loop? Can you provide any more specific information on the route, etc. please?

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Keith

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Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

Post by dmthomas49 » September 3rd, 2020, 5:53 am

It is 12.1 miles, but not much steep climbing so it was not that difficult. We did the whole loop in about 5 1/2 hours. Here is the hike write up and driving directions.
https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guid ... _Loop_Hike
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Re: Sheep Canyon Loop - 2020-08-24

Post by dmthomas49 » September 3rd, 2020, 5:55 am

By the way, I like doing the loop part CCW to see the great views earlier in the loop. Someone that did it Tuesday said it was very windy, so lots of dust was blowing. So might be best to check the wind forecast as well.
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