Archive for August, 2009

Roaming Rampart Ridge

Posted on August 27th, 2009 by Jo  |  9 Comments »

2009 TNAB Rampart

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Yukon222 for this week’s write-up

Rampart Ridge Information:

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Distance and Elevation: 4.4 miles round trip , 2150 ft elev gain

NOAA Weather: Rampart Ridge

Driving Directions: Exit at Hyak driving NE for a short distance then turn SE onto Gold Creek Rd (NFD 4832). Go approx 2.5 miles until the road changes to gravel, then continue on gravel turning left approx 4.3 m from freeway at unmarked fork (NFD 136). Take a right at the next fork (est. 5.5 m from leaving I-90) and park in open area at the hairpin turn (total distance 6.2 m). Please be aware that previous drivers have noted that this road has minor washouts and heavy brush that may scratch your vehicle.

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area: please respect all rules and regulations

2008 Rampart Ridge TR: click here

A Whale of a Time on Humpback Mt

Posted on August 20th, 2009 by Jo  |  10 Comments »

2009 Humpback Mt

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Magnum for this week’s write-up

Humpback Mt Information:

We’ll be using the upper road option to avoid traipsing through the mining claims.

Distance & Elevation: 6 miles & 2200′ from upper road, 5 miles & 2700′ from lower road.

NOAA Weather: click here

NW forest parking pass may be required at the TH

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2008 Humpback TR: click here

Wright Mt, Wrong Weather

Posted on August 13th, 2009 by Jo  |  16 Comments »

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Yukon222 for this week’s write-up

Gem Lake & Wright Mt Information:

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Distance & Elevation to Gem: 8.2 mi & 3,050 ft elev (including return counter elev)

Distance & Elevation including Wright: 9.2 mi & 3,650 ft elev

NOAA Weather: click here

NW forest parking pass is required at the TH

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2008 Wright Mt TR: click here

Red Mt Rocked

Posted on August 6th, 2009 by Jo  |  11 Comments »

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Yukon222 for this week’s write-up

Red Mountain Information:

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Park at the main trail head and head up the PCT trail for 50 yards or so.  Look for unofficial boot path off to your left through brush.  Expect 1 or 2 creek crossings farther as you continue on the common wealth basin trail. The trail splits with the right branch heading back towards the PCT, but instead follow the signage towards Red Pass. After you make the jog to the left on the hillside while still on the trail (just above Red Pond) head directly up slope to the summit (don’t go to Red Pass at all). It is a freestyle up the 30° face for 800′ vertical, no real path, just meander your way up.

Distance & Elevation: 6 miles round trip and 2800′ gain

NOAA Weather: click here

NW forest parking pass is required at the TH

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We’ll be taking off from the main PCT trailhead at Snoq Pass where you take the Alpental exit but then turn right on the small forest road near the highway, before you start heading very far towards Alpental. Park at the lower area with the clearly signed trail head.

**Bring your ‘brain buckets’ and remember to be cautious of rock fall on those below you**

2008 Red Mt TR: click here