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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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