[pct-l] OST alternate at Windigo Pass
emilytoby at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 9 19:14:17 CDT 2016
I heartily concur. I've hiked both, and the PCT is much much more interesting. It's harder, there's more elevation gain /loss, but hiking along the base of Diamond Peak is special. Swimming in summit lake, refreshing. There was also an unidentified cold water spring along the trail, near the northern end of the base of the mountain. Mmmm, ain't nothing better than ice cold ontrail water. Well, maybe an ice cold beer! But I didn't find any of those.
In contrast, the alternate is along dusty overused horsetrails. Viewless, except at Diamond View Lake, and potentially confusing. Bleh. If the route wasn't on the maps, nobody'd take it.
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> On Aug 9, 2016, at 4:53 PM, Michael Irving <michaeljirving at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do yourself a favor and hike the PCT section. I've done both and the OST is one of the most dusty, boring, lodgepole pine view I've ever hiked. I really liked the real PCT in that section as well as Summit Lake.
> Having said that, the south section of the OST as of a few weeks ago is blowdown-free except just near Crescent Lake. I hiked the northern section 2 years ago so I can't comment on those conditions. Diamond View Lake is the highlight of that section and along the creek at the northern end.
>> On Aug 9, 2016, at 12:07 PM, Lisa Goyne <switchgoose at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> My cousin and I are hiking the OR section of the PCT and are considering the Oregon Skyline Trail from Windigo Pass to Shelter Cove. And we're wondering about trail maintenance. Have any of you heard anything about this section of the OST? Or do you know where I can get info on it? I'm in a place with very limited cell service.
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