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400/Oneonta/Franklin/Larch loop 1/16/23

Posted: January 16th, 2023, 6:35 pm
by smithsummit
HI,

Today I hiked clockwise from Multnomah Falls on the Gorge 400/Oneonta/Franklin Ridge/Larch Mountain loop. Conditions were amazing for January, with lengthy (and not very deep) patches of snow only on the upper part of Oneonta. Blowdown from fire damage wasn't too bad except for the last bit of Oneonta and on the upper section of Franklin Ridge.

I wouldn't do Franklin on a windy day. All of the tall trees on the upper section looked dead to me and most of the tops have broken off.

--Rob

Gorge 400
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Oneonta
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Franklin Ridge
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And... back onto Larch Mountain to Multnomah Falls
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Re: 400/Oneonta/Franklin/Larch loop 1/16/23

Posted: January 23rd, 2023, 9:28 pm
by RobinB
One of my favorite loops in the Gorge - thanks so much for posting!