Mount Margaret Loop?

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Bosterson
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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by Bosterson » April 20th, 2021, 9:59 pm

You can still go dayhike there without a permit though. I would recommend going in the fall anyway - early September is prime for stuffing yourself with huckleberries as a strategy to slow down your hiking pace. :lol:
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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by Don Nelsen » April 21st, 2021, 6:23 pm

Bosterson wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 9:59 pm
You can still go dayhike there without a permit though. I would recommend going in the fall anyway - early September is prime for stuffing yourself with huckleberries as a strategy to slow down your hiking pace. :lol:
Amen to that! The huckleberries in that area are awesome. Some of my slowest times are from hikes in the Mt. Margaret area and I couldn't get all that purple berry juice stain off for days.

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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by Chip Down » April 21st, 2021, 7:20 pm

Bosterson wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 9:59 pm
...early September is prime for stuffing yourself with huckleberries as a strategy to slow down your hiking pace. :lol:
Other times of the year, beer offers the same effect.

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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by EmilyK » April 21st, 2021, 8:49 pm

For what it’s worth, here are some photos from last August/Sept 2020 of the washout area I think you are referring to... I went solo in August and was able to get across. Went again in September with my partner and it was definitely a little worse, so glad I had the extra hand ha. Can’t imagine it’s not going to be even worse after winter unless it’s been repaired!
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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by TwoPaw » April 22nd, 2021, 8:00 am

If I checked the right site there are a few open dates late Sept/early Oct.. Not a bad time to go.

If you need specific dates you might plan an alternate outing during same time period and check the Res sight as you approach your departure date - cancellations do happen, and you might be able to go anyway.

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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by keithcomess » April 27th, 2021, 5:19 pm

Thanks for the photos of the washout area. Very much appreciated!

Due to the inability to get overnight permits, I'll defer this until later in the year (Sept/Oct) perhaps and choose a Goat Rocks route instead.

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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by keithcomess » April 27th, 2021, 5:21 pm

EmilyK wrote:
April 21st, 2021, 8:49 pm
For what it’s worth, here are some photos from last August/Sept 2020 of the washout area I think you are referring to... I went solo in August and was able to get across. Went again in September with my partner and it was definitely a little worse, so glad I had the extra hand ha. Can’t imagine it’s not going to be even worse after winter unless it’s been repaired!
Thanks for this! Much appreciated.

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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by keithcomess » April 27th, 2021, 5:23 pm

Thanks for the updated photos on the washout area. The ranger I spoke to reports it has not been repaired
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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by keithcomess » April 27th, 2021, 5:25 pm

Since all campsites have been reserved through summer, perhaps an early fall trip will be in order.
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Re: Mount Margaret Loop?

Post by keithcomess » April 27th, 2021, 5:28 pm

It's too bad the trails maintenance funds are so depleted that necessary (or at least desirable) repairs can't be done. The Eliot Creek crossing on the Timberline Trail is a good example. That took years to "patch"

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