Diamond Lake Day Hikes 2021
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Yep, another year to Diamond Lake, and another year with fires … fires almost everywhere to the west, south, and north. Hwy 58 was deemed too prone to fire delays for the return trip. Temperatures were also >95 in valley … Read More

Mt Hood (n side) Ramble 2021
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4 nights and days to ramble the north side of Mt Hood following either PCT or Timberline trail at the same time as last year’s ‘Loop Hike’ … the plan was fairly simple: Timberline Trail full north (east / west) … Read More

PCT Charlton Lk to Stormy Lk
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Not to let 6-legged monsters keep me from PCT plans, I went back to Waldo Lake area to complete the section planned earlier but denied by the swarm. The swarm was gone and those left were easily outrun, though resting … Read More

Gear Update – 4 days backpacking
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After 4 days (and ~65 miles, and a South Sister summit), the current backpacking gear set review is much more accurate. Gear Type For this Hike Pack Granite Gear Crown2 (REI link) Good: – No serious pain, blisters or unexpected … Read More

2 days @ Waldo Lake: Twins & Fuji
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What started as a 3 day, 2 night camping and hiking adventure at Waldo Lake was reduced to a 2 day, 1 night psychological and physical test due to one small, swarming 6-legged monster: mosquitoes. Everybody who plans on hiking … Read More

Ridgeline trail run
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Some days, it all works … early cool morning with no time constraints, so a Ridgeline Trail run hit the spot! This run started at Fox Hollow TH, went up Baldy, and then to Blanton, and back to Fox Hollow … Read More