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Eastern Gorge hike - 4

5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Favorite hike for my parents, they want it to stay off the forums. Grass widows were almost out, but balsamroot started in earnest at about 800-1000', will be better in the coming weeks. Lupine is showing up too, no flowers yet.

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April 9, 2017

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Coldwater Lake Loop

11.5 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

It's still 2-4' of snow on far side of the loop (mixed with slide alder laying at different angles), and worst 3 miles took about 4 hours of deep postholing. Lower trail along the lake was nice. Returned to car shortly before midnight due to snow and getting a bit lost (planned 8:30pm), in the last 2 winters I think I forgot how bad the snow can be. Also, it gets amazingly dark in those parts - if I just followed the trail with flashlight it would be easy (done that), but trying to follow the terrain I could barely see snow-covered ridge ahead of me, and didn't see anything beyond 30-40 yards once snow ended. A tiny light of Coldwater Visitor center was visible on the other side of the lake, that was a nice beacon: if I wasn't seeing it anymore, this meant I dropped off ridgeline onto E side. Following the top of the ridge was much quicker, almost no snow - only by the end I messed up and descended on the E side a couple hundred feet; followed an old road grade back to the trail. Saw elk at least 3 times, pretty cool. Some ski tracks followed the ridge, but they turned back just before real snow.

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March 31, 2017

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Eastern Gorge hike

5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

First wildflowers, really nice...

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March 19, 2017

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Eastern Gorge hike - 2

4.5 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

Pics @ the link

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March 19, 2017

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Bridal Veil plateau - Angels Rest trl loop

7 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

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March 16, 2017

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Mitchell Point & beyond

4 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •

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March 12, 2017

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Bridal Veil area

5 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

Finally a shorts and t-shirt weather! Had to be at work til noon, so went to my usual stomping ground close to Troutdale...

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March 10, 2017

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Vancouver Lake, Frenchman's Bar

4.5 miles of hiking • 0' elevation gain •

Quick loop at Vancouver Lake (map link) with newly constructed trail, then about a mile beach walk at Frenchman's Bar. Lots and lots of birds there today, flocks of white geese were so numerous one field looked white like snow, the next field was gray with Canada Geese, I heard some cranes as well...

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March 5, 2017

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Angels Rest - Palmer Mill Rd loop

8 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •

GPS track @ the link...

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March 4, 2017

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Bridal Veil plateau small loop

4.43 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

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February 26, 2017

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Deschutes

7.5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

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February 25, 2017

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Whipple Creek park

3.5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

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February 22, 2017

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Angels Rest area-logging roads

5.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Loop on closed/abandoned road grades, with a bit of bushwhacking to connect the segments.

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February 18, 2017

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Larch Mtn closed roads

5.5 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •

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February 12, 2017

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Deschutes River

6 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

Nice sunny hike, very warm out in the desert but the hills were still 50% covered in snow, and some people tried to ski the road grade.

Uploading photos doesn't work for me anymore, cannot figure why

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February 11, 2017

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Palmer Mill Rd

4.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Sunday's a working day, this little hike was a nice break

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January 29, 2017

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Palmer Mill Rd

4.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

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January 25, 2017

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Palmer Mill Rd

4.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

Long lunch break hike (15 min from my work)

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January 23, 2017

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Wahkeena trail

4 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •

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January 14, 2017

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