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PostFri Nov 24, 2023 10:14 am 
A little hike up to Fuller Mtn on the North Fork. This is the second year I've been taking my daughter up to clean the trail a bit on Thanksgiving. We took out some trees on the lower end and walked up to the top. Some of the larger trees that were across the upper end of the trail have been sawn out. It takes a little nose work to reach the summit once the trail crests the ridge but it's not too bad. We skipped the nice viewpoint just beyond as low clouds and fog shrouded the area.
In the beginning..
In the beginning..
Typical stuff over the trail
Typical stuff over the trail
Cleaned up
Cleaned up
Popping out of the forest in the lower section to the quarry area
Popping out of the forest in the lower section to the quarry area
On the rocky traverse along the western side of the peak
On the rocky traverse along the western side of the peak
Arriving to just below the summit where the tread disappears under sword fern
Arriving to just below the summit where the tread disappears under sword fern
clouds on the summit
clouds on the summit
Ten Creek log crossing is getting spongy
Ten Creek log crossing is getting spongy

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PostMon Nov 27, 2023 11:36 am 
Thanks for sharing

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PostFri Dec 01, 2023 5:05 pm 
Acadia National Park
South ridge of Cadillac
South ridge of Cadillac
Shoreline
Shoreline
Freeze/Thaw Cycles
Freeze/Thaw Cycles
Islands
Islands
More Islands
More Islands
Icy conditions
Icy conditions
Thought it was a moose at first
Thought it was a moose at first
Enormous mansion just outside the park boundary
Enormous mansion just outside the park boundary
The Featherbed
The Featherbed
Dorr and Cadillac
Dorr and Cadillac
Beehive?
Beehive?
Tiny woodpecker
Tiny woodpecker
Spooky Roadwalk
Spooky Roadwalk

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PostSun Dec 03, 2023 6:54 am 
spent last weekend in the glorious weather on the coast exploring the Quinault and other areas. Autofocus in the fog can be problematic :]

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PostSat Dec 16, 2023 9:35 am 
walked up Buck creek "trail" off the Suiattle yesterday morning early in the am wearing full raingear from the car.

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PostSun Dec 17, 2023 5:08 pm 
This is how the photo showed up, no photoshop...

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PostMon Dec 18, 2023 10:50 am 
I really just wanted to share a picture of this snowman I made on top of Bald Eagle on Saturday. It's my favorite snowman so far this season. Crappy snow conditions, amazing views.
He looks like he's dancing!
He looks like he's dancing!
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Lots of glide cracks and rain runnels
Lots of glide cracks and rain runnels
Short but super airy snow traverse
Short but super airy snow traverse
<3
<3

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PostSun Dec 31, 2023 1:53 pm 
Drove up to Newhalem last weekend looking for dawn shots of the Pickets. Cloud cover instead sent to me to the ponds across from the Thornton creek turn off from 20. Short hike and some wet brush bashing led to some views from the ponds. The spawners were a pleasant surprise so late in the year.

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PostSat Jan 06, 2024 7:39 pm 

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PostSun Jan 07, 2024 9:12 am 
Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick. Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road.

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PostFri Feb 02, 2024 9:13 pm 
Defiance Ramble, Spooky how little snow there is.
Spikes, Snowshoes, Crampons, Axe. breakdance.gif doof.gif horsey.gif

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PostSun Feb 04, 2024 6:57 pm 
The Middle Fork is basically snow free and the flowers are blooming in Issy. Laid around in the sun for an hour with Mosey and it felt like it was April more than February.

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PostSat Feb 10, 2024 3:15 pm 
Bluebird conditions today. Well, maybe not bluebird...

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PostSat Feb 10, 2024 3:54 pm 
wed, 2/7/24: eagle creek trail to tunnel falls, back to eagle-benson ridge route to benson plateau, pct to cascade locks and return. 26 miles, 6000' up (and down) normally i'd do this trip report at oregonhikers.org, but it has been down for a few days -- anyone know why? conditions update: there was a crew working on the eagle creek trail on wed; much of the snow could be cleared soon. when i was there, there were a few snowpack sections where spikeless shoes might might slide if the snow was icy (on cold morning), but runout was tolerable. on the most dangerous cliffs, there was clear tread on the outside edge; and boot track everywhere you had to cross snow. i passed 3 people, not including the work crew, on this high-popularity trail. several folks have described the eagle-benson as a "lost trail". it's true that there's a good amount of poison oak, brush, and blowdown, but there's also a lot of elk trails. going in winter is helpful, as much easier to see the topography and the elk spoor, etc. i also avoided the initial tread up the face of the ridge, as with wet soil seemed it could slide and runout is dire; traction was better going directly up and over the first ridge before the waterfall. after crossing the creek, i recommend staying directly on the ridgeline (much less blowdown for obvious reasons). snow began at around 3000' and got steadily thicker till at the top of the plateau it was full enough to cover pretty much all blowdown. this made walking easy on the compact snow, but staying on the pct a bit tricky. paying close attention to topography helped a lot. there was no sign of prior (human) foot traffic since the last storms. i had planned to cross the plateau and take the "lost" ruckel ridge route back, but was losing light so bailed via the pct instead. as one descends the pct and snow gets thinner (but still near the plateau) there are some large patches of blowdown to navigate. but once the trail drops below 3600' or so and begins the big descent there's not too much and it's pretty fast. a gorgeous and rewarding hike!

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