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Cape Horn Upper Loop

5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Beautiful day. Lots of sun. Many sneak peaks into the gorge in addition to the viewpoints, since the trees aren't leafed out yet. South side of Silver Star was looking snow free, but plenty of snow on the other sides as far as I could tell. The second wave of flowers is starting!!

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April 21, 2017


Herman Creek in the Sun!!

10 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Lovely day!! Although I'm still not used to the parking lot at Herman Creek filling up. Made it to Mullinex Creek which looked to be a wet footed crossing(although an easy one). Camp Creek was getting a lot of peoples feet wet. The waterfalls were beautiful. Saw a few folks heading up to snow camp and lots of folks headed up to Indian Point and Nick Eaton. So the snow track should be pretty defined. Still really appreciating dirt under my feet.

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April 15, 2017


Eagle Creek

15 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Lovely day out with Karl. Wy'East was the only creek crossing where I had to think about my options, but no real problem crossing.

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April 9, 2017


Horsetail Oneonota

8.2 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Beautiful sunny day in the gorge. From Horse tail I went up past Triple falls to check out the washout and see how far I could go before I hit snow. The washout just before the 3rd bridge was fine. I ran out of time before any snow was apparent except small patches at 1600'. None visible as far as I could see above me. Trilliums started to bloom above and some Corydalis down below. Wonderful day.

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April 3, 2017

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Eagle Creek Gazillion Waterfall Tour

7.2 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Really truly a gazillion waterfalls! Beautiful day, the trail is fine flowers are starting and the water is amazing. The landslide at 3.1 miles looked pretty doable, but I turned around. Perfect!

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March 31, 2017


Little North Santiam

6.4 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Dripping wet but beautiful day, The river wasn't silty at all. Still full of that beautiful celadon green color. There's a but more eg than maps show, perhaps an older trail version stayed level with the river. The trail right now is one big creek. A fair amount of down trees, all of them fine, but it definitely slowed my progress, as well as allowing more opportunities for water to get inside my rain gear. An unnamed creek approximately across from Henline was a bit questionable today due to the rain and a good drop off just below the ford. We made it, but not a dry footed crossing right now. Awesome day and good company.

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March 26, 2017


Eastern Catherine Creek

7.6 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Went east hoping for a bit more sun and to check the bloom. Grass widows are booming and the lomatiums are coming along and the poison oak has not leafed out yet. Wandered east along Atwood road until I hit Burns Farm and made it back to the car before the clouds rolled in.

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March 23, 2017

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Catherine creek Tracy Hill

7.6 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Wow a second day of sun in the last week. I spent the day wandering around the old service roads and meadows at the top of Tracy Hill. Lots of water everywhere. Ran into another hiker that I just know from online with his amazing dog Rigby. Had lunch at a secret meadow with a view of Mt Hood. The flowers are just starting. A fantastic day.

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March 16, 2017


Lower Deschutes Hike

11.6 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

Flowers starting to bloom sporadically, river running strong and a sunny clearing in the afternoon. No ticks!! We strolled down to the boxcar and wandered down to the river a few times. Wonderful day.

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March 12, 2017


Pocket Creek snowshoe

3 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

The roads were finally clear and I did a short and lovely stroll with friends to check on a wildlife camera and look at tracks. We snowshoed, but they weren't really needed except for offtrail and a few random sinkholes. Wonderful day!

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January 30, 2017

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Upper Twin lake Snowshoe

6.7 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Went with some friends on a lovely meetup group hike. The roads were definitely bad in places. An accident had closed the westbound lanes of 26 completely and Hwy 35 was closed both directions from a car accident. We decided to just pull over at Barlow Pass Sno park and snowshoe down the PCT, and then take the cutoff down to Upper Twin Lake. There were no recent tracks on the cutoff trail to Palmatier Point, but there was a very obvious track heading up to Tri-County Ridge. The cutoff to Upper Twin lake was well tracked and the sunshine and blue skies broke out, just in time for the lunch at the lake. Great day!!

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January 22, 2017


Icicle Tour

8.2 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Great day exploring the ice!! Three short hikes that were truly wonderful.

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January 6, 2017


Short Wildwood Hike

5.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Beautiful day with a good friend on the Wildwood!!

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January 2, 2017


Tamanawas Falls

3.8 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Beautiful way to bring in the New Year! Almost a foot of fresh powder on the trees and no wind. There is a rock slide almost all the ways to the falls, which is tricky in snow shoes, with occasional deep wells in the rocks. Fine going up. A little more interesting coming down. Good company and a perfect day.

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January 1, 2017


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