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Jul 18 2021
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34 male
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 Portland, OR
Vista Ridge Trail #626North Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2021
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Hiking9.30 Miles 3,382 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles
3,382 ft AEG
 
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Hiked up to Timberline Trail via Vista Ridge Trail, then followed the route up to Barrett Spur and looped back down via Dollar Lake. Beautiful clear day, perfect temperature. Not too crowded for a Sunday. Route to Barrett Spur was easy to follow, wind at the top was pretty fierce- but eventually died down. Sat at the top for a while listening to rock and ice fall and soaking up the views.
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Alpenglow Avalanche
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Paintbrush, Lupine, Beargrass, etc...
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Jul 11 2021
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 Portland, OR
Mount Hood Wilderness Area TrailsNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Backpack avatar Jul 11 2021
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Backpack11.00 Miles 2,673 AEG
Backpack11.00 Miles2 Days         
2,673 ft AEG
 
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Hiked from Cloud Cap to Elk Meadows. Both Elliott and Coe crossings were over knee deep and raging when I crossed in late afternoon and were on the edge of my comfort zone. Still early in the season so there are some downed trees and the occasional snow bank to navigate, but no real issues. Mosquitoes were very minimal and only made a brief appearance at dusk/dawn. Took a brief detour on the return trip to follow an old trail up along the eastern ridge of the Coe Glacier, but was running low on water and energy so I didn't explore as far as I would have liked.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jun 29 2021
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Thomas Lake Trail #111Volcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Backpack avatar Jun 29 2021
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Backpack10.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Backpack10.00 Miles
1,700 ft AEG10.5 LBS Pack
 
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Took refuge from the extreme heatwave in the many creeks, lakes, and ponds of Indian Heaven Wilderness. Started from Thomas Lake Trailhead around 3pm. My truck showed the temp was 98 degrees and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Only 2 other cars in the parking lot.

Headed out to Elk Lake trail via the Old Cascade Crest trail system. Went swimming in a couple of lakes and then lounged around until sunset. Mosquitoes were annoying when sitting still at camp, but with bug spray and treated clothing they didn't actually bite. Most appeared very small and would only just have hatched.

On trail at 0500 the next morning. Made my way back south on the PCT to Eunice Lake, then headed west along the Old Cascade Crest again to shorten my return hike. Mosquitoes were worse on day #2 and much larger, probably a combination of lower temps and dropping in elevation, but they started to swarm when I was moving and were not fully deterred by bugspray when I stopped. Still had fun, but will probably wait a couple weeks for the hatch to die off before returning to hike anything at this elevation level.
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May 24 2021
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Wahkeena Falls to Multnomah FallsNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar May 24 2021
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Hiking6.95 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking6.95 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   3.09 mph
2,500 ft AEG
 
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Quick jaunt up the falls to get some elevation gain in before summer arrives. Headed up Multnomah Falls to Multnomah Basin Rd, then followed it west to Devils Rest Trail and back down via Wahkeena.
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May 17 2021
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 Portland, OR
Douglas Trail #781North Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar May 17 2021
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Hiking9.20 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.83 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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Started from the old Eagle Creek Trailhead and hiked/jogged up to the Wilcat Gravel Pit and back. Douglas Trail doesn't get much use, so I had the trail to myself, despite there being a couple other cars parked at the trailhead. Bushes and shrubs are starting to encroach on the trail in a couple spots, but route finding is never an issue.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Iris, Trillium, Oregon Grape, Avalanche Lily, Skunk Cabbage, Rhododendron are all blooming.
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May 10 2021
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
School Canyon TrailNortheast, OR
Northeast, OR
Hiking avatar May 10 2021
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Hiking9.00 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
2,150 ft AEG
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Did a loop using School Canyon Trail and Little Badger Creek. Started around 2pm and immediately dropped south off trail into a smaller feeder canyon that funneled me down to the Little Badger Creek trailhead after about a mile. Followed Little Badger Creek up past the old cabin, then switchbacked up the ridge to meet School Canyon Trail. Topped up water at the spring, then had an early dinner at the helispot before hiking back in the fading light.

Wildflowers are at peak right now. Dogwood, Balsmroot, Paintbrush, Lupine, Wild Strawberry, etc... Only encountered 1 other group of backpackers.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Wildflowers are at peak right now. Dogwood, Balsmroot, Paintbrush, Lupine, Wild Strawberry, etc
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May 03 2021
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Hamilton MountainVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar May 03 2021
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Hiking13.65 Miles 4,120 AEG
Hiking13.65 Miles
4,120 ft AEG
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Hiked with Chris up to Hamilton Mtn, then decided to extend the trip by hiking up to Phlox Point. Hiked out via the equestrian trailhead and road walked along Kueffler Rd & Hwy 14 to get back to the trailhead we started from. Day started out nice and sunny and ended under a light rain. Trail wasn't very crowded.
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Apr 27 2021
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Silver Star via Grouse Vista TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2021
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Hiking6.35 Miles 2,050 AEG
Hiking6.35 Miles
2,050 ft AEG
 
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Late afternoon hike up to Silver Star via Grouse Vista Trailhead. Arrived to find an empty parking lot. Only saw one other person on trail. Snow free for the first half mile or so, then the snow level steadily increased. Beautiful view from the summit as always.
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Mount Hood Silver Star Mountain
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Mar 22 2021
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Deschutes River State Park TrailNortheast, OR
Northeast, OR
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Mtn Biking17.42 Miles 256 AEG
Mtn Biking17.42 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   6.33 mph
256 ft AEG
 
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Partly cloudy, temps in the 50s/60s, very windy. Cherry blossoms in full bloom. We were planning on turning around at the Harris Homestead, but Tim tore the side wall on his rear tire a little ways before the homestead. We fixed the tire and headed back before we risked another flat.
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Mar 17 2021
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Eagle Creek Trail #501North Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2021
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Hiking6.80 Miles 1,156 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles
1,156 ft AEG
 
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Hiked out the Eagle Creek Riverside Camp and back. Not the most scenic trail, but it's nice for a quick getaway into the wilderness. Only encountered one other person very early on in the hike.
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Dec 04 2020
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 Portland, OR
Silver Star Trail #180Volcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Dec 04 2020
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Hiking7.50 Miles 2,753 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   1.67 mph
2,753 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked up to Silver Star Mtn from the Silverstar South Trailhead and followed Trail #180 north. Temps varied between the mid 30s and low 50s, pretty breezy at the summit. The first two miles are pretty bland- it's all uphill on an old roadbed through forest with no views (Grouse Vista Trailhead is far more popular as it's a shorter approach with less elevation gain). Right around 2 miles the trail finally breaks out of the trees and provides views of Silver Star and Pyramid Peak. Began to hit snow in this area, but didn't have to use microspikes until I joined with the main trail from Grouse Vista Trailhead.

Only 1 other group at the summit when I arrived. I had a snack and enjoyed the views. Then I headed off trail- heading due south from Silver Star and headed towards the Indian Pits. I dropped off the ridgeline a bit too soon, but easily corrected myself and found the snow covered trail I was looking for. The trail was pristine- no sign of tracks since the last snowfall, route finding wasn't too difficult and I made it to the Indian Pits without difficulty.

After a brief stop at the Indian Pits, I continued to drop south along the ridge until I eventually intersected trail #180 and headed back to the trailhead.
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Silver Star Mountain
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Dec 01 2020
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Trillium LakeNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2020
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Hiking4.50 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
450 ft AEG
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Hiked in to Trillium Lake from Trillium Sno Park. Intentionally got a late start and made it to the lake just in time to watch sunset. Hung out on a snow covered bench for about half an hour as the light faded, then hiked back via headlamp. Temps in the low 30s.
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Trillium Lake
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Nov 11 2020
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Klickitat Trail - Upper Swale Canyon, WA 
Klickitat Trail - Upper Swale Canyon, WA
 
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
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Hiking15.90 Miles 688 AEG
Hiking15.90 Miles   5 Hrs   40 Mns   2.81 mph
688 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked the upper portion of Klickitat Trail into Upper Swale Canyon. Chilly day with temps in the upper 30s/low 40s and quite breezy, at least for the first half of the day. Not too many people on trail- only encountered 4 other groups all day- it appears this trail is mostly popular among the mountain biking crowd. Spotted several small groups of deer grazing the hillsides high above the canyon.
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Nov 02 2020
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Thomas Lake Trail #111Volcano, WA
Volcano, WA
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Hiking12.56 Miles 1,581 AEG
Hiking12.56 Miles   6 Hrs      2.09 mph
1,581 ft AEG
 
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Started from the west side of Indian Heaven Wilderness with Tim and did a giant loop. Clear skies with temps in the 50s- much different conditions than my trip just a couple of days ago. Felt really good to be able to hike in just a t-shirt, almost felt like summer again...

Meadows & Lakes of Indian Heaven are as scenic as ever. The ice has subsided a bit since my last hike- but the rain & cold weather returns this week and the area will soon be blanketed in snow.
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Oct 30 2020
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 Portland, OR
East Crater Trail to Junction LakeVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Oct 30 2020
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Hiking10.64 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking10.64 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.93 mph
1,282 ft AEG
 
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Beautiful day wandering through the core of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. Temps in the 40s, overcast and windy- but no rain and the sun started to break through the clouds at the very end. Only encountered 3 people all day.

Started from East Crater TH just after noon. All of the wilderness was snow free (which is quite surprising for late October), but the lakes/creeks/streams are all beginning to ice over. Did a clockwise loop up the PCT and then over to Deep Lake where the wind was howling. I had planned to head over to Lemei Rock, but ultimately decided it wasn't worth it in the high wind & fog.

Had to access TH the long way through Trout Lake due to road construction between Stevenson/Carson. This ended up making for a nice fall drive through clusters of Larch trees along Carson Guler Rd.
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Deer Lake Junction Lake Lemei Lake
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Larch Trees in color along the drive to the trailhead. Probably another week or so until they are at prime color. No Larch trees seen in the wilderness though
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Oct 26 2020
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 Portland, OR
Elk Meadows Trail #645North Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2020
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Hiking7.63 Miles 1,512 AEG
Hiking7.63 Miles   4 Hrs   9 Mns   1.84 mph
1,512 ft AEG
 
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Started from Elk Meadow Trailhead and followed Newton Creek Trail up to the Timberline Trail. After Crossing Newton Creek I headed back down to Elk Meadow- followed the perimeter trail and soaked in the views of Mt. Hood before returning to the trailhead.

Beautiful day for a hike- sunny and clear skies. Although the parking lot had almost a dozen vehicles in it when I arrived I only encountered 1 other group the entire day. Temps were in the low 40s and it feels like winter is just around the corner. There was a light dusting of snow/ice in the shade and needle ice along the trail.
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Sep 22 2020
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Divide Camp TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2020
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Hiking9.10 Miles 2,269 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles   5 Hrs      1.82 mph
2,269 ft AEG9 LBS Pack
 
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Celebrated the first day of Fall by driving up to Mt. Adams and doing some off trail exploration to a set of glacial tarns near the 7000' level. Beautiful day with patchy clouds and temps in the 60s. Parking lot was full, but I only saw a handful of people all day (probably helped that half my time was spent off trail and well above treeline).
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Mount Adams Mount Rainier
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Jul 09 2020
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 Portland, OR
Crown Lake #3362, OR 
Crown Lake #3362, OR
 
Hiking avatar Jul 09 2020
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Hiking1.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
250 ft AEG
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Quick stroll to check out this lake after finishing my Jefferson Park overnight trip.
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Jul 08 2020
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Bear PointNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Backpack avatar Jul 08 2020
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Backpack14.51 Miles 4,948 AEG
Backpack14.51 Miles2 Days         
4,948 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
 
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Hit the trail around 1430 and headed up to Bear Point. Temps in the 70s and sunny, the trail winds through dense forest for the first two miles and was quite well shaded. After the split to Bear Point the trail begins to climb more steeply and views opened up. Couple lingering snow drifts at the top and some mosquitoes, but the views were worth it.

Back down on the main trail I continued on toward Jefferson Park. Area still has a good amount of snow on the ground, the mosquitoes are only just beginning to hatch and are not yet a problem. I was surprised by the number of people camped in Jefferson Park- most of which must have come in from the easier southern trailhead. I opted to find a more secluded spot for myself and camped on the outskirts near a meadow with nice views of Mt. Jefferson.

Got an early start the next morning and was on trail by around 0500. In the last bit of twilight I could just make out the twinkling light of a climber near the top of Mt. Jefferson as I broke camp.
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Broken Top Loop TrailNortheast, OR
Northeast, OR
Backpack avatar Jul 01 2020
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Backpack22.44 Miles 3,388 AEG
Backpack22.44 Miles2 Days         
3,388 ft AEG13 LBS Pack
 
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Started from Little Three Creek Lake Trailhead around 1600. Sunny with temps in the 60s. Trail is in good condition. I did the loop in a counterclockwise direction. Took a detour to Golden Lake to check out the view, but decided not to camp there since there was already another group set up. My alternative plan was to camp on the saddle above Green Lake, but it was incredibly windy and cold, so I continued to drop down towards Green Lake. Lots of people camped there- I guess with July 4th coming up it makes sense. I continued on to the very far end of the special camping zone and found a secluded spot on a knoll with a view of Broken Top and South Sister.

On trail around 0500 the next morning. Clouds/Fog blowing down off of South Sister and Broken Top made for some really cool lighting. Lots of snow on the approach to Broken Top, didn't have traction issues- but I was carrying micro spikes so I figured I would use them. No Name Lake at the base of Broken Top is just starting to thaw and looks REALLY cool. Didn't see anyone all morning until I was only about an hour or two out from the trailhead on the ridge section.
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