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Jake Robinson
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PostMon Jul 01, 2019 8:20 pm 
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Patchy snow after Goat Flats, a few steep snow traverses beyond Tin Can Gap. Happy to have packed ice axe and crampons, and a bike! Nice day out with Dave.

Three bullet holes for Three Fingers
Three bullet holes for Three Fingers
Bullon and Whitehorse above Goat Flats
Bullon and Whitehorse above Goat Flats
Tin Can Gap at center
Tin Can Gap at center
Three Fingers
Three Fingers
A snow crossing
A snow crossing
Dave in the lookout
Dave in the lookout
Middle and North Finger, and Whitehorse
Middle and North Finger, and Whitehorse
a snow traverse
a snow traverse
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PostMon Jul 01, 2019 8:26 pm 
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I guess the trail is getting a little overgrown these days.

The bike is key! I saw people walking it years ago and it looked terrible.
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PostTue Jul 02, 2019 1:44 am 
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Great report. I like that it doesn't get much use anymore. A great place to go for vacation these days. 👍

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PostTue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 am 
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Looks like a great day! Thanks for the report.

What was the road situation?
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PostTue Jul 02, 2019 10:05 am 
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The road is blocked just before the bridge across SF Canyon Creek, so that adds 9 miles of road each way onto your trip. There's a big washout ~2 miles before the TH but it wasn't hard to walk our bikes across.
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PostTue Jul 02, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Yet another good reason for an E-bike.  Although Im beyond (in a age) the desire to ever care to mess with those ladders.  LOL  hockeygrin.gif

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PostTue Jul 02, 2019 6:04 pm 
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that's a long day when you can drive to the TH. with the extra 9 miles of road biking each way, you guys had a big day!  nice work

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PostWed Jul 03, 2019 9:11 am 
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Thanks for the report & pics.  Good to see the inside of the lookout in decent shape.  The missing shutter on the E side had some of us worried.

Horrid trail (641) below Saddle Lk.

Meadow Mtn trail: shorter bike-pedal, decent trail, a bit of extra hoofing.
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PostWed Jul 03, 2019 12:01 pm 
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lopper wrote:
Meadow Mtn trail: shorter bike-pedal, decent trail, a bit of extra hoofing.

That might be a better option for some, when we hiked it a few years ago, we had to push our bikes most of the way to the old TH, of course the return trip was fast, awesome, and a bit scary.

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PostThu Jul 04, 2019 2:57 pm 
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Before the logging road was built to Tupso Pass, the two trail routes to Goat Flat would have been the Meadow Mtn Trail from Canyon Creek and the Boulder River Trail.

Here is a 1940s map.

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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 6:16 pm 
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Awesome stuff Jake!  I need to go back now that I have a bike. I love running but that road was a bit tedious when I did it a couple of years ago.

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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 6:46 pm 
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Cool trip Jake. This must be the coolest lookout in Washington. Here are a few of my photos:

Traversing a snowfield
Traversing a snowfield
More snow
More snow
Our buddy
Our buddy
Last ladder
Last ladder
The lookout
The lookout
The lookout
The lookout
Climbing out
Climbing out
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PostMon Jul 08, 2019 11:56 am 
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My son and I did 641 last September and found it very doable. The switchback section under the big trees from the forest service road was in great shape. After 2 miles or so it begins to flatten out and rollercoaster a bit and that section requires stopping at every clearing to pick your path. BIG PILES of BEAR SCAT there on the high point of Meadow Mtn. 18 inches across !

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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Just a clarification......the Meadow Mountain trail:  #715

Tupso Pass trail #641
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Great map thanks for sharing!
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