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    Bryce Morgan reviewed Table Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    At 4,881 feet, it's the tallest peak within the wilderness area where it seats offering up amazing views for us from The Three Sisters up to Mount St. Helens. On clear days I've heard you can see all the way to Mt. Shasta in northern California. We enjoyed an amazing sunset over the Cascade Range that made for brilliant colors with all the smoke from the wild fires going on. We setup our hammocks in some trees with some help from a large bush and creeping pine we had a protective barrier from the exposed ridge next to us just a bit below the summit. We made a hearty spaghetti on our stoves with fresh veggies pre cut up and seasonings and some tomato paste for a delicious saucey mountain top dinner! Slept/laid in my hammock from 1am-6am. The air was still and warm and most the night I wasn't even in my sleeping bag. It was enjoyable with the sounds of spotted owls further down the mountain and the full moon making its way across the sky though. Out of the hammock at 6:15 to watch the sunrise. With the still air over night the smoke moved back in and shrouded our views of Mount Jefferson and Hood unfortunately but it was still beautiful. We then spent some time exploring around the summit, this mountain is awesome! After that we had some breakfast, packed up camp and proceeded back down the trail. Had some incredible hummingbirds following me for awhile pausing on branches from time to time in front of me or hover within feet and buzzing by, it was incredible. Half way down we found a spring making puddles in the dry creek bed, what a sight as we were getting thirsty after using the rest of our water with breakfast and the next available water was towards the bottom only a mile from the car. We filtered it out because of pine needles and bugs on top of the surface but boy it was the clearest, best tasting, most refreshing water ever! Feeling hydrated again we made our way down the rest of the trail stopping to observe two woodpeckers busy at work before arriving back to the trailhead. We also enjoyed some wild edibles along the way including: wood sorrel, fireweed, huckleberry, salmonberry, thimbleberry, and blackberry. This hike was sweet!!!

    Bryce Morgan completed Table Rock Trail

    10 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Mowich Lake

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Palisade Falls

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Hyalite Reservoir Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Bear Canyon Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Fairy Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Cress Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Fun little hike into the hills. Great to do with kids and the creek is nice to soak your feet in the warm water. Nice vantage points of the South Fork, a beautiful riparian cottonwood forest

    Bryce Morgan completed Cress Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Menan Butte Trail

    11 months ago

    Nice vantage point of the Henry's Fork Snake River plain. Great spot for sunsets.

    Bryce Morgan completed Menan Butte Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Blacktail Deer Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Hike into great camping along the Yellowstone River.

    Bryce Morgan completed Blacktail Deer Creek Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan completed Artist Bluff Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed The Beehive Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Hiked several times. This trail is so much fun! A lot of fun scrambling up the face and good practice for The Precipice. The lake at top can provide a nice dip in the water but check for leeches after. Lady slippers along the back side in spring. A lot of fun exploring around the weathered tops and great views of the islands and ocean!

    Bryce Morgan completed The Beehive Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Precipice Trail

    11 months ago

    I don't like heights... but I over came it and this trail is killer! Views, ocean, exposed climbing, ledge traversing, it's pretty gnarly. Trust your footing!!!

    Bryce Morgan completed Precipice Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Mount Cutler Trail

    11 months ago

    This short hike makes up for it in views and fun scrambles! My brother and I hiked up in the dark by headlamp and camped out on the summit LNT style. We were awarded that night with a full moon and a sky full of stars while clouds settled in the valley leaving only the tops of the surrounding hills exposed. It was like looking out over a vast fluffy ocean with islands all around, very cool! The next day was spent exploring around the Mt. and making our way back to the trailhead. Great hike! Especially during the fall colors over looking the Saco river valley and town of Hiram. (This trip was in 06' I believe).

    Bryce Morgan completed Mount Cutler Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Burnt Meadow Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Fun hike with some views!

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Table Rock Trail

    11 months ago

    Great views, fun area to explore. Some caves along the face of the cliffs to explore through. Continue up the AT to West Peak and a lean-to for camping.

    Bryce Morgan completed Table Rock Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Bigelows Loop Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Tumbledown Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Fun mountain to climb! Cool exploring on top. Great loop, gives you 2 different perspectives of the mountain.

    Bryce Morgan completed Tumbledown Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Upper Palisades Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Awesome trail up through a canyon following the creek to 2 lakes. Great fishing and camping, some prime Idaho backcountry. It is a popular trail but there is a reason for that ;)

    Bryce Morgan completed Upper Palisades Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Cape Lookout Trail

    11 months ago

    Fun short trail to an amazing lookout (hehe) over the ocean and coast line! Very cool vegetation and the chance to see different creature's depending on the season.

    Bryce Morgan completed Cape Lookout Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Bayocean Peninsula

    11 months ago

    Very fun area to explore! On one side you have the beach and Ocean, in the middle steep hills, thick with trees, and on the other Tillamoook bay with trails all around the spit. Great spot to have some fun for the day!

    Bryce Morgan completed Bayocean Peninsula

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Shellburg and Stassel Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Awesome waterfalls, comparable to Silver Falls ( it's apart of the same drainage) especially in the spring! Lots of different trails to make different loops. Fun for the day and to keep your hiking legs in shape and close to town if you're in the Salem area. Only downside is the gravel road sections, but hell if that's all there is to complain about this trail I'd say you'll be ok... I come back here time and time again when a quick escape is needed.

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Drift Creek Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Beautiful short hike through the Coastal range to an awesome waterfall, suspension bridge, and creek. Very fun!!!

    Bryce Morgan completed Drift Creek Falls Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Marion Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Nice hike through well maintained old growth forest trail. Marion lake is a beautiful body of water with many trails branching off to different destinations. A great day hike or starting point for a multi-day.

    Bryce Morgan completed Marion Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Duffy Lake Trail to Red Butte Peak

    11 months ago

    Hiked in from Marion Lake trailhead. Spent first night at Jorn Lake, very beautiful views of Mt. Jefferson through the burn area around the Blue Lake and Jorn Lake area climbing up the Blue Lake Trail from Marion Lake. Rhododendrons and Columbine were beautiful along with many other wild flowers. Hiked from Jorn past Mowich and Red Butte to spend night 2 at Duffy Lake. Caught a couple of Rainbow Trout and had nice views of Duffy Butte and Three Fingered Jack from the Lake. Hiked out to Duffy Lake trailhead. Beautiful 3 day, point to point trip out of the trail systems up in the Jefferson Wilderness. Once past Marion Lake a couple of miles the trail travels through a large burn area and then climbs a steep ridge to about 5,400' if I remember correctly. Both these sections had many downed trees and was in complete exposure to the sun making it the most difficult section. Make sure you carry enough water from Marion Lake area to reach Blue Lake or Jorn Lake. Also be bear aware! Listened to a Black Bear cub calling out to momma for a couple of hours before pre-dawn from the opposite side of Jorn Lake. Very fun to listen to, momma did call back from over the ridge at another little lake. Skeeters were pretty nasty throughout the whole area around 9am-noon and around sunset. Once the temp dropped they were gone so nights and mornings were very pleasant and not much bother while hiking during the day. Deer in and around our camp sites at both Jorn and Duffy Lake, they did not care one bit we were there.

    Bryce Morgan reviewed Red Lake Trail

    11 months ago

    Not a technical trail but very fun! All lakes have great camping options. Got to the trail head a bit late so spent the first night at Red Lake. Everyone says that the camping here isn't good but my friend and I enjoyed it very much. There is a great spot if you take the spur trail down to the lake and go right (SW) about 15-20 yards is a spot with a great fire pit that we improved and a view of the top of Mt. Jefferson that we were able to watch the colors of the sunset on. Once dark came we stayed up late listening to the frogs and the owls while enjoying the fire and our hammocks. Next day we hiked to Wall Lake and went swimming for a couple of hours. AMAZING WATER!!!! Turned left at the junction heading towards Lower Lake and Fish Lake and went to Gifford Lake. By far one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever been to and the swimming was to DIE FOR!!!!! Spent the night at Gifford under the full moon. Nice views overlooking Twin Peaks. We also bushwhacked around the lake and had lunch on top of the cliffs on the back side of the lake. You get a couple of Spots where you can see MT. Hood as well as another lake up there. From there made our way down to Lower Lake and stayed a night where the creek flows out of the lake and enjoyed the camp spot and found a few huckleberry bushes along the river that were ripe already, YUM!!! Swimming in Lower Lake was still nice and refreshing but a bit colder. All the lakes along the trail system did not have fish that I noticed except Lower Lake, which I saw some Brook Trout surfacing. The lake also has Crawdads and views of Ollalie Butte. Next time I do this trail I will try to hike up Twin Peaks and Potato Butte. All in all a splendid trail system with lots of options and not too many people.

    Bryce Morgan completed Red Lake Trail

    11 months ago