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Minto Brown Island Park

6.3 miles of hiking • 0' elevation gain •

Getting out to hike, has been difficult the last month, so I was happy to get out with friends who were doing a rehab hike. They had invited a couple of hikers, I had been wanting to meet for awhile. It's a really nice park, the trails are mostly paved, with lots of wetland views. It seems like a great birdwatcher area. Great day with great people.

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March 3, 2019

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Old Maid Flats Snowshoe

6.8 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Ducked off 26 on Lolo Pass Road just before the traffic slowdown this morning and drove up to the end of the plowed section of road and then snowshoed in to the Ramona Falls TH. Quite a few folks. Lolo Pass was packed snow in the morning and mostly bare pavement mid afternoon. Great snow and a wonderful day.

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February 17, 2019


TDH Ridge

7.8 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Great day with hundreds of other folks on the way to Tom Dick and Harry Ridge. The trail below Mirror lake is a complete ice rink, with melted water on top. Clear skies above and warm. Fantastic day.

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January 27, 2019

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University Falls Loop

8 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Did a nice loop out to University Falls. Not many people on the trail, but a lot of gunfire and atv noise in the near proximity. There are some really pretty stretches of creek.

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January 26, 2019

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Wahkeena Springs

4.2 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Just a wonderful short stroll to take a friend to see Wahkeena Springs.

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January 21, 2019

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Tilly Jane sno-park to Cooper Spur Shelter

7.6 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •

A wonderful blustery day on the mountain. Right now the snow is packed and fine with just spikes. Once you get close to Timberline, the route is less obvious, because of wind blown snow, but if you have been before it would be fine. We saw no one above the A-frame. Stunning.

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January 13, 2019

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Larch Mountain Loop

16 miles of hiking • 4250' elevation gain •

Wonderful day back in the gorge. Hoping for sun we headed up to the top of Larch Mountain from Multnomah falls. It was pretty breezy at the top. Very limited snow on the way up. A bit icy on the steps up to the top. Spikes would be useful, but we didn't need them. On the way back, we decided to head down Oneonta trail and loop up through the crater back to the main trail. There was a bit more snow on this part and there were no boot prints on the trail. Maybe 6ish inches of snow total. Really nice variation on the out and back and so wonderful to get up there.

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January 11, 2019

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Angels Rest to Wahkeena Springs

10.4 miles of hiking • 2500' elevation gain •

Tons of cars, but not as crowded as I expected. Beautiful day, great companionship and lots of beautiful moments big and small. Happy New Year all!

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January 1, 2019


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