Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

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Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by walrus » November 7th, 2019, 3:36 am

I haven't been up to Devil's Rest since the fire - are these trails still extant/usable if one wanted to loop?

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by squidvicious » November 7th, 2019, 6:38 am

Couldn't tell you about Primrose, but certainly Foxglove. I do that regularly. If anything, the bit downhill from Devil's Rest in the muddy gully is greatly improved.

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by kepPNW » November 7th, 2019, 6:59 am

Primrose is still quite doable, if a bit brushy, too. Very different! Views... Tread not necessarily visible...

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by walrus » November 7th, 2019, 7:46 am

Good to hear, thank you!

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by leiavoia » November 9th, 2019, 12:00 am

Are any of these areas backpack-friendly? or strictly day hike only?

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by retired jerry » November 9th, 2019, 7:54 am

One problem with backpacking is the trailheads seem to have more break-ins

I've backpacked from Eagle Creek (park next to the hatchery) or Herman Creek (someone stole my gas, cost $200 to fix, or maybe it was just something that wore out from age)

There's more backpacking opportunity from Eagle Creek or Herman Creek. Maybe we have to wait a while for Eagle Creek to recover from fire.

Some day, I'm going to take public transportation to Cascade Locks, then backpack from there. I heard they're increasing the frequency of shuttles through the gorge.

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by leiavoia » November 9th, 2019, 12:11 pm

I've been up to angels rest several times and always wonder about the trails that continue onward from there.

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by retired jerry » November 9th, 2019, 12:53 pm

If you keep going maybe 1/4 mile past Angel's Rest, there's a nice campsite next to a creek.

There are way too many people on the Angel's Rest trail, but that spot a little further on would probably be good.

Other spots nearby, maybe more off the trail.

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Re: Foxglove/Primrose/etc? (Devil's Rest)

Post by walrus » November 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm

squidvicious wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 6:38 am
If anything, the bit downhill from Devil's Rest in the muddy gully is greatly improved.
YES!!!

I mean, it hadn't rained in forever until the little bit we got today, but there was no mud and easy footing in both the gully and the swamp.

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