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Barlow Pass to Alpine Meadows

11.4 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •

I hiked the PCT from Barlow Pass up towards Timberline and the wandered uphill to about 7200'. The bloom above Timberline is amazing right now. The Beargrass is great and everything else is just getting going. Wonderful day.

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July 6, 2020

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Whetstone Mountain

10.5 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •

Great day, great company, peak rhodie bloom, magical green forest and eleven snowcapped peaks visible from the top. The trail is getting overgrown and there was a good bit of blowdown, but totally worth it.

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June 25, 2020

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Coffin Mountain and Triangulation Peak

7.8 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Great day out with a fun group. We headed up to Coffin Mountain. It doesn't look like a peak beargrass year, but I saw lots of other amazing flowers in the meadows and the view was amazing. The tower wasn't staffed yet, but probably will be soon. Then we headed over to Triangulation Peak and down to Boca Cave which frames Jefferson perfectly. The snowy peaks out there are really calling me.

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June 22, 2020

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Larch mountain meanderings

3.5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

Just a fun day exploring the creeklets that feed into Bridal Veil Creek.

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June 21, 2020

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Gorge Road Meander

7.2 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

I was scouting a fieldtrip and took a short jaunt down the road from Rooster Rock and then drove up to the closed winter gate on Larch Mountain road and hiked a ways down Palmer Mill road which is the road that heads Northish toward the river and eventually eastish to Multnomah Basin. It was amazingly lovely. 100's of shades of green and 5 or 6 springs and creeks that feed Bridal Veil Creek. I loved it.

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June 18, 2020

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Benson Plateau

11.4 miles of hiking • 3750' elevation gain •

Went up the Benson Plateau from Herman Creek TH up to the junction with Benson Way. The beargrass on the way up was at full bloom.

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June 17, 2020

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South Surveyors Ridge to Shellrock

15 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

We started at Clinger Camprgound and had a great day walking along the ridgeline and climbing a few buttes. The 44 Trails Association has done some great maintenance work up there as well as having added some options and done some rerouting.There are new signs, but it's still confusing in a few places. Caltopo has most but not all of the new updates if you view it in MapBuilder Topo Mode. The flowers were awesome in the hanging meadows as were the various viewpoints.

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June 3, 2020

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Mt Tabor

4.7 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Nice wanderings all over the park exploring it's nooks and crannies.

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May 29, 2020

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Three Corner Rock and South

10.3 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

This one had been on my list for far to long. Beautiful day in wonderful late spring forest. Anemones, trillium and glacier lillies, even a little paintbrush and the biggest log of petrified wood I've ever seen. We started from the north and headed south to Three Corner Rock, then back to the PCT and headed south until our turnaround time. Considering it was Memorial Day Weekend, there weren't many people. But I didn't head up to the top of the rock, since there were too many people up there as well as dogs. It was a wonderful day

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May 24, 2020

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Washougal wanderings

9.5 miles of hiking • 2500' elevation gain •

Did some creative wandering using old abandoned roads and powerlines for a wonderful day.

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May 10, 2020

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Forest Park

10.2 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

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May 8, 2020

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Forest Park

1 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

Glorious day. With a nice east wind everything was green hued flickering light and shadows. I saw an owl right next to the trail and a very large tree up hill snap off in the wind.

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May 8, 2020

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Forest Park

11.3 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

I picked a local hike in a quieter section of Forest Park, masked up and went for it early in the day.

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April 13, 2020

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Herman Creek to East Fork Crossing

15.4 miles of hiking • 2750' elevation gain •

Great day out on Herman Creek Trail to the river crossing beyond Cedar Swamp. There was still a bit of slushy snow up at Cedar swamp, but it was beautiful as always.

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March 20, 2020

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Coyote Wall

11 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Practiced a little social distancing out near Catherine Creek. Lovely day with snow, flowers and even one of those snow pinwheels, that usually show up on mountains during avalanche season.

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March 16, 2020

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Horsethief Butte to Dalles Mountain Ranch

10 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Amazing day out exploring Horsethief Butte and the over to the Crawford Oaks TH and up to the ranch. The flowers are just barely starting, but the quiet and the views were magnificent.

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March 9, 2020

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Upper Siouxon Creek

13.5 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

Waterfalls everywhere! Heading up Siouxon creek we took a side trip to Chinook Falls, scrambling down to the base of lots of falls. Then we headed back up Siouxon for views of Middle and Upper Siouxon Falls. Lots of weeping walls and even a rainbow in the spray. Turned around at the crossing near Calamity Creek. Totally amazing day.

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March 1, 2020

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Angels Devils loop

11 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •

Great day in the gorge. The trilliums are blooming near the trailhead. Looks like there is still a lot of snow over in the Silver Star area. Snow was visible near the top of Table area.

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February 27, 2020

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Archer Mt Area

3.6 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

Great trip to a special area.

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February 23, 2020

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Clear Lake Lookout

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.

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February 18, 2020

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Palmateer Point

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.

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February 12, 2020

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Tracy Hill Meanderings

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.

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February 10, 2020

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Multnomah Wahkeena loop

5.6 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Great day just doing the Multnomah Wahkeena Loop. Super quiet up there today.

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February 3, 2020

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Bells Mountain Trail

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.

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January 25, 2020

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Lower Deschutes

14.2 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

Sunshine to the east and great rock formations!

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January 9, 2020

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Herman Creek to B.O.G

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.

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January 4, 2020

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Herman to BOG 2

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

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January 4, 2020

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Salmon River to Goat Creek

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.

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January 3, 2020

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