July 20, 2012

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I hiked OR Section G 17-19 July. Trail clear from Barlow Pass to easily-crossed snowfields just before Timberline Lodge. After Timberline snow drifts covering trail in many places for several miles. These can be readily crossed with care in kicking steps. I did not need ice axe.

Nice makeshift log bridge, with rope handrails, at PCT crossing of Sandy River. Muddy Fork easily crossed (with care) on couple of logs where PCT first reaches it. Remainder of trail north to Cascade Locks clear and in good condition. I took “official” PCT, not Eagle Creek alternate.