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Posted: 7/18/2008 9:04:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 4:05:18 PM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:08:59 AM EDT
Great pics, Waldo. And...you're not old, you're just...seasoned.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:13:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:27:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:34:11 AM EDT
Hey have you been following me??

I was down that way over the w/e myself. No hiking/camping though, just riding

Great pics!
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 10:06:42 AM EDT
Man, your making me miss home each time with those trips. I wish I had taken advantage of that terrain while growing up. oh well.

Nice pics.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 10:32:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 10:33:38 AM EDT by acman145acp]

Originally Posted By Halffast:
Great pics, Waldo. And...you're not old, you're just...seasoned.

He's Old....... but he's cool for a yankee

The picture of the guy taken a pic of the flower reminds me of Dirtknee.

Great pics Waldo that's some major woods.............
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:14:33 PM EDT
Great pics, looks like a fun trip.

One of these days..

Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:17:21 PM EDT
great pics
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:07:56 PM EDT
Very nice pics. I havn't seen the rock erosions in Big Otter creek for a long, long time. The last time I saw Blackwater falls was in late January and it was frozen. Going to take a day trip real soon to Cathedral state park. I havn't been there in a while either. To much work right now.....
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:49:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 5:50:33 PM EDT by Miami_JBT]

Originally Posted By Waldo:
56k click here for thumbnails.

To enter the lower Wilderness area you have to take this foot bridge.


And cross this river.


We stopped to take some pics and a bunch of yellow jackets swarmed up between the planking, so we beat feet off the bridge.



One of the stream crossings you have to take. It's deeper than it looks. We waded in, rock hopped downstream a little on the way out.


The trail left the stream a few times.


Looked like a jungle in all the laurel at times.


Evening stream pic by our camp.



Left Otter Creek and drove to Blackwater Falls.


Passed a wind farm on the way.


We then drove 9 miles back the Canaan Loop road to get to the Table Rock trail head. Not the best road, but..


Best views of the whole trip. Sad thing is, a thousand people a day will stop at Blackwater. This is only 10 miles away and takes a little walking. Most are too lazy to ever see it.


Anyway, the new Tarptent worked pretty well. I'm going to change out the aluminum pegs for Ti though.

The MSR Hyperflow worked great and is as fast as they claim.

Lets see, it was hot, lots of bugs, but worth it.

You guys need to get outside and enjoy life while you're young. It's hard when you're old like me.

I hate you.... all I have is Miami and Swamp Land.

You lucky bastard.... Nice Pictures.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 7:10:06 PM EDT
I mowed the lawn today
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 7:40:42 PM EDT
Where is Otter Creek in relation to Bear Rocks and Lion's Head Rock?

Have you ever had a chance to see the plane crash up above the meadows in the Judy Springs area?

They are two of my favorite places down there, though I haven't gone to many others

Bear Rocks in early August (It's pretty cold there right after sunrise)

Prevailing winds made the branches only grow on one side of the tree.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:38:23 PM EDT
What a great trip! The pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Have you ever hiked in Washington? This shot was taken 89 miles from my BOL.


Lake Wenatchee
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:47:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:20:21 AM EDT
stop !!!
you're KILLING me!!
lucky man!!
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:09:55 AM EDT
I was up in that area this past weekend as well. I hiked a few miles out into the Sods then went up to Blackwater and hiked out to Pendleton Falls. Stopped by the same wind farm around Mt. Storm. Such a great place to hike and explore!

Some pics for those interested.
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