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    Elan Mudrow reviewed Cattus Island Butterfly Bogs Trail

    1 day ago

    A vey nice mini-hike. More of a comfortable walk with some added beauty. Although, I'm a bit spoiled having been raised in the Cascade Mountain Range. Interesting marshes and bird of prey nests. The water of the bay, though. how disappointing.

    Elan Mudrow reviewed Timothy Lake Loop

    5 months ago

    The Alltrails map has some incorrections. First of all, if you stick to the trails that hug the lake, that includes the PCT part, you’ll be doing about 13 miles. Be prepared to go through some campsites, bicycles, and horses on the southern side of the lake. Since I’m a trail runner, I got a lot of strange looks.
    Now here’s where it gets tricky. If you are using the red outlined map Alltrails provides, the “old trail 539” has been accommodated for off-road bicycles and isn’t marked as the “old trail” when you’re at the junction. Plus, it added 5 miles to my run, which brought the total to more like 18 instead of the 15 miles that Alltrails has it at. Fortunately, I didn’t see any bicyclists on the old trail, but that may be different on the weekends. It looked like a place for competitive off-road bicycling. It might be smart to check if there’s an event before you take the hike.
    A nicer hike would be to start at the Little Crater Lake trailhead, take the “bike” old trail and circle back to the trailhead using the PCT side of the lake. This way you avoid all the campers and day users. Again, make sure there’s no bicycling event.

    Elan Mudrow completed Timothy Lake Loop

    5 months ago

    Elan Mudrow reviewed Ramona Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    I would highly recommend taking the Ramona Trail #797 as an out and back, skipping the PCT part of the loop. The Ramona Trail is much more scenic as compared to the part of the PCT that follows the Sandy River. So, out and back, don’t loop. (Carry walking sticks to help you cross the Sandy River or find a long stick. The logs that are acting as bridges are tad bit unstable. And as always, be careful when fording larger streams.)

    Elan Mudrow reviewed Old Salmon River Trail

    6 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Old Salmon River Trail

    6 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Ramona Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Mount Tabor Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Burnt Lake Trail

    6 months ago

    Elan Mudrow reviewed Fort to Sea Trail

    9 months ago

    I’m a trail runner from the Pacific Northwest, so I have seen just about every environment Oregon has to offer. If you start out at Fort Clatsop (respect to my brother Comcomly), you will see fairly typical, newish, temperate rain forest. Although, there is no old growth here, it appears there is an effort to return it to its former self. I was a bit disappointed in the double track trail which gave me the feeling I would run into motorcycles or four-wheelers, but after gaining an easy incline run to the Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint, I moved beyond this “old” road to familiar switchbacks of many trails I’ve been on since a child. Though, because of the gravel, this trail between Hwy. 101 and Clatsop Ridge Viewpoint reminded of Forest Park in Portland. So, if you want an easy traverse, without mud and slipping, hike to 101 and return back.
    If you want to go beyond 101, I have some criticisms. The trail disappears and you find yourself between fences, for a couple of miles, between cow pastures and vacation homes. Some of the fields between the homes and farms looked decimated. I was sorely disappointed and if they intend to “share” space, some effort needs to be put into this stretch from 101 to the sea. If you have a fear of larger domestic animals, such as cows, you may want to skip this stretch, as at times, when you travel between properties, you must maneuver through animal gates that put you in the same field as the cows.
    To be honest, if I were you, I would see the ocean on a different day and hike the forest part of this trail separately If you want to do this trail, hike the fort to sea trail all the way down near 101, turn around and take the alternative route called Kwis Kwis trail back. You will have more options, more forest, and a nice hike.

    Elan Mudrow completed Fort to Sea Trail

    9 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Wildwood Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Maple Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Oregon Dunes Loop Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Opal Creek Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Larch Mountain Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Multnomah Falls Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Cape Horn Loop Trail

    12 months ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Salmon River Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Lewis River Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Killen Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Harry's Ridge Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Ape Cave Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Mount Hebo

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Gales Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Elk Mountain Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Kings Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Nehalem Spit Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Cape Falcon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Elan Mudrow completed Banks-Vernonia State Trail

    about 1 year ago