February 23, 2020
9 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •
Beautiful clear day walking up to the Clear Lake Lookout. The road in was well consolidated by ATV's and the couple staying in the tower let us up for a quick look at the view. Afterwards we did a short add on down to Clear Lake which was drained and fairly empty. Astonishing! Awesome day.
10 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Glorious day in the snow. We started at the Frog Lake side and went up past the lakes. Trail # 482 from Upper Twin was untracked so we went up trail #495 from the north of the lake and took a short connector over to a more heavily traveled section of the #482 and from there up to Palmateer. Had lunch and birthday cake up at the top and basked in the warmth and views. Great day.
8.3 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •
Grass widows are sparsely blooming down low and south of the road I saw one Columbia Desert Parsley blooming. Such a great area.
February 10, 2020
5.6 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Great day just doing the Multnomah Wahkeena Loop. Super quiet up there today.
February 3, 2020
10.6 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •
Lots of clearcuts, but beautiful creeks and moss. There are some super nice sections of the trail with creeks and mossy trees. No rain and a nice view of distant snowy peaks.
14.2 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Sunshine to the east and great rock formations!
1 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
Did a one way from the Herman Creek TH to Bridge of the Gods with a friend. I've been trying to do easier hikes to rebuild my strength after a couple months of being sick. This was perfect! Water flow is good in the falls right now and you could see snow up on the Benson Plateau. Looked like it started at maybe 2500 -3000'. Great day.
6.1 miles of hiking • 0' elevation gain •
Just a double report because the last one goofed up my mileage and wouldn't let me edit or delete
January 4, 2020
10.4 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •
The forest was pretending to be a summer day today. Except for the very full stream crossings as I got further up. Water, moss, blue sky, warm breeze. Just what I needed to start the year.