6.8 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
Tried new loop with ridge off Bald Butte's west side - much better views than going via powerline road. Want to repeat when balsamroot bloom starts. GPS track is in the link
March 31, 2018
February 26, 2018
4 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •
Super warm day, felt like late spring.
1 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Saw big smoke on the way to post office, decided to investigate. Turned out it's firefighter training/ demolition, not accidental fire.
8 miles of hiking • 0' elevation gain •
Chapman and Arcadia Beach, and Hug Point. Only Chapman had some recent storm impact (dunes partially eroded). Arcadia and Hug Point had access trail washed out, but still easy to get to the beach. No logs on the beach to speak of, nice - after watching some recent storm coverage I expected everything to be buried with logs. Some of the lowest tide I ever seen.
5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •
Grass widows already out and about (not many, but nice to see 1st signs of spring). Wanted to cross Catherine Creek around 1200' via abandoned road & going offtrail, but after catching 3 ticks on me decided against bushwhacking. Mostly stayed out of rain, even though it poured around Table/Hamilton/Dog on the way out & back.
7.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •
Lower trail out to old farm, road & Ferry Spring trail back. Lots of sun and golden grass, temps close to 60...
8.5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •
Out n back on lower trail. Great day, sunny, near 60s.