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    Liston Witherill completed Tamanawas Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Liston Witherill saved Rosemont Trail

    5 months ago

    Liston Witherill completed Gem Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Liston Witherill saved Burnt Lake Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Liston Witherill completed Salmon Creek Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liston Witherill completed Wilson River Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liston Witherill completed Skyline Cruise Loop Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liston Witherill completed Kelley Point Park Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Liston Witherill added Track - Aug 07 10:09 AM

    almost 2 years ago

    Liston Witherill added Easy PDX Hikes

    almost 2 years ago

    Liston Witherill added PDX Hikes

    almost 2 years ago

    Liston Witherill saved Tamanawas Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Liston Witherill reviewed Caples Lake to Emigrant Lake

    almost 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful hike! I did the hike in a group of 4 and we stayed overnight at Emigrant Lake - absolutely gorgeous wilderness.

    Hiking from Caples took us about 3 hours with stops for water and to the rest our 2 dogs. We left Saturday morning and there were at least 30 other people on the trail, so don't expect a quiet and isolated trail here. The hike is fairly flat for the first 3 miles, then goes up about 850 ft in elevation gain over the last 1.25 miles. Many switchbacks are in place so the ascent is pretty mild. The trail is well worn and easy to see. If you haven't backpacked before, this is a good starter trail - especially if you're concerned about distance.

    Emigrant Lake sits in the bottom of a 3-walled canyon with rock all around. The lake was a little low but still had plenty of water. We picked a camp that was pretty private, though there were at least 2 other overnight groups at the lake. The lake is cold - it's snow melt, after all - but that didn't stop us from dipping in to rinse off. Bugs weren't a problem, though it was fairly cold (65/40) and we were told that mosquitos would be thick. We only counted one mosquito bite in our group. At night we gazed at the stars in big, open sky, and it was totally clear.

    Overall this a great trip if you're looking for a fast hike and quick overnight stay, but look elsewhere if you want to be totally alone.

    Liston Witherill completed Muir Woods Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Liston Witherill completed Panoramic Trail

    almost 3 years ago