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Memorial Day Weekend hikes in the Coastal Range

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, May 27, 2015.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    We hiked up Saddle Mountain on Sunday and Gales Creek on Monday.
    Trying to get into shape for hiking season and figuring out the best way to carry our gear :)

    Sunday was cloudy but atmospheric. We didn't get any views from the summit but instead spotted a sun glory (a sort of rainbow around your shadow when looking down into a foggy/cloudy gorge).
    Monday was nice and warm. We thought a hike along a creek would be a breeze compared to scrambling up a mountain, but we still got enough elevation gain with the trail going up and down all the time :)

    17522648234_e3c2b2de3b_b. Saddle Mountain hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17957549520_6dc11acb00_b. Saddle Mountain hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    18145299655_3fd7216f76_c. Saddle Mountain hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    18146867411_af0be8cf7b_h. Saddle Mountain hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17958561950_51c14505dd_b. sun glory by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    18119777366_118a0d77dc_b. sun glory by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17958058088_b96ae295e0_b. Saddle Mountain hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    18147834961_194cee09b8_c. Wild Columbine by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    18143314712_17d86844cd_b. Saddle Mountain Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17959134720_e60d48944c_c. Saddle Mountain Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17973822948_f7e2b486f2_b. Gales Creek Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17975480159_0ec0061561_b. Gales Creek Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17539115654_f1c40b070d_c. Oregon Grape by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17975466219_0b6faa3208_c. Gales Creek Hike by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
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  2. What lovely places to hike.:)
     
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  3. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi SC Veteran

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    Feb 22, 2012
    Madison, WI
    I really love the sense of depth in the first one.
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Tilman, your photos are almost poetic. Great series.
     
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  5. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Luke! Always trying hard to do these wonderful places justice :)
     
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  6. grillec

    grillec SC Veteran

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    Jan 16, 2014
    Nice atmospheric pictures and gratulation for your Brocken spectre in #6
     
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Lovely set as usual. Brings back many fine memories of the PNW rain forests...

    -Ray
     
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  8. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    ah, "Brocken spectre"... I'm just learning about this phenomenon. Thanks for that! :)
     
  9. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg Rorschach Test Pilot

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Great set, Tilman, beautifully captured. Some of those images triggered waves of memories; smells, emotions, sensations of dampness as well as some of those darker, eerie aspects of large forests. (I used to live in the eastern Alps. My friends kept raving on how beautiful it all is, but none of them wanted to live there, lol.)
     
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  10. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thank you Ken! Glad to hear that these photos managed to convey some of the 'feel' of the forest!
     
  11. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    I really enjoyed your images, well-deserved feature!
     
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  12. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    Great set! Loved how the rock in pic no 4 looks like a growling dog!

    -Ed-
     
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  13. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Ed! Not sure I've spotted the dog-rock yet though :)
     
  14. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

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    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    Big rock left edge of the trail mouth is wide open. See it?

    -Ed-
     
  15. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    ah, right! could be an angry bear too :) Great spot!