Trout Creek to View Point – 2021-06-03

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Trout Creek to View Point – 2021-06-03

Post by dmthomas49 » June 5th, 2021, 10:59 am

We started at the Trout Creek Trailhead near Stabler, Wa.
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This is an out and back hike on the PCT Southbound. The hike on the way in is a moderate elevation gain.
Not a lot of flowers or other views on the trail.
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Saw a little frog at the one stream crossing.
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Cross over NF-412 road and continue on the PCT for about ½ mile to a small, non-descript path up on the right side. See GPS data for turn up the hill.
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This leads to a great viewpoint. There is not a lot of space on the top. But the views are great.
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You can see the Columbia River, Mt Hood, Jefferson, and Mt Adams. St Helens is obscured behind trees.
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This would be a great spot to camp and view the night sky.
There is a nice little ridge extension that goes off to the East. This looks like Chip exploring area.
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Total Miles – 9.3. Elevation gain – 2,030. Time 4:15.
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Re: Trout Creek to View Point – 2021-06-03

Post by Chip Down » June 5th, 2021, 11:26 am

Saw a little flog at the one stream crossing.
I'm no zoologist, but that looks like a frog. :geek:
Cross over NF-412 road and continue on the PCT
Oh, I hadn't noticed it's 412 at that point. It's 41 to the west, and I assumed it was 41 all the way to the east. Why would it change designation with no junction?
There is a nice little ridge extension that goes off to the East. This looks like Chip exploring area.
Indeed, I have eyed that. But it can't really go anywhere, it has to just fade into forest above rd 412.

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Re: Trout Creek to View Point – 2021-06-03

Post by dmthomas49 » June 5th, 2021, 12:37 pm

Chip Down wrote:
June 5th, 2021, 11:26 am
Saw a little flog at the one stream crossing.
I'm no zoologist, but that looks like a frog. :geek:
Flog is what I did to the frog. :D
Cross over NF-412 road and continue on the PCT
Oh, I hadn't noticed it's 412 at that point. It's 41 to the west, and I assumed it was 41 all the way to the east. Why would it change designation with no junction?
Not sure, I just used what I saw on Gaia map.
There is a nice little ridge extension that goes off to the East. This looks like Chip exploring area.
Indeed, I have eyed that. But it can't really go anywhere, it has to just fade into forest above rd 412.
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
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Re: Trout Creek to View Point – 2021-06-03

Post by bobcat » June 5th, 2021, 2:27 pm

Kelly Wagner has extolled that viewpoint. I've missed it on several previous visits to the area.

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