March 4, 1999

Fish Creek Hike

Went up with Trapper Steve. Overcast, cold, below freezing, rain, ice, light snow for at least an hour.

Went up Fish Creek for a hike. It was on the way to Cliff 1 and the rain had melted the snow. Zip on tracks of almost any kind. Parked at gate and 1 mile marker. Walked up to the 4 mile marker in our heavy boots. Forest Service vehicle had been up the road. Bad washout problems form 1996 floods. Some nice big timber. Some of it looked virgin in a little pocket. We stopped there for a rest.

Trapper Steve likes cheese and sausage for snacks and lunch. He buys this good white cheddar cheese from Wisconsin over at the healthy food store. It's sharp and good and doesn't leave a taste in your mouth. He also buys good sausage. We sat on a fallen log and cut some cheese and sausage and rested and drank water. It was all green and with the sun where it was, the green was all different shades, except where it went to black in the shadows.

Fish Creek is one of the better salmon and steelhead natural reproduction areas in the Clackamas watershed. The gate had been closed for some time and after about mile, there wasn't any human leavings. The camp sites up higher probably hadn't been used since the gate was shut.

We laughed big time at limb down in the creek bottom coming out of a big fallen tree. It looked just like a big black form walking across the tree. Heeheeeheeeee. No, we didn't take a pic of it.

Went up the road toward Whale Head. Bad icy. Didn't get too far, but could look down and see about where we had turned around. We wanted to go to the bridge and it looked like from the tree lines that we were really close, like less than mile. The drainage also looked like it opened up just past where we turned around. Fish Creek has a history of sightings and stuff Bigfoot.

Checked out Cliff Sites 1 & 2. Snow covered all now. The imprint was obscured. Almost walked on it, even though the bent branch clearly showed where it was.

Trapper Steve showed me marten tracks in the snow. He was elated they were down low. He's ready to get some come next season.

Followed the road up past Harriet Lake. Snow. Road to Timothy Lake still shut. No surprise there. It will probably be a late spring and long to upper elevation access with all the snow and the bad weather and cold.March 4, 1999

Went up with Trapper Steve. Overcast, cold, below freezing, rain, ice, light snow for at least an hour.

Went up Fish Creek for a hike. It was on the way to Cliff 1 and the rain had melted the snow. Zip on tracks of almost any kind. Parked at gate and 1 mile marker. Walked up to the 4 mile marker in our heavy boots. Forest Service vehicle had been up the road. Bad washout problems form 1996 floods. Some nice big timber. Some of it looked virgin in a little pocket. We stopped there for a rest.

Trapper Steve likes cheese and sausage for snacks and lunch. He buys this good white cheddar cheese from Wisconsin over at the healthy food store. It's sharp and good and doesn't leave a taste in your mouth. He also buys good sausage. We sat on a fallen log and cut some cheese and sausage and rested and drank water. It was all green and with the sun where it was, the green was all different shades, except where it went to black in the shadows.

Fish Creek is one of the better salmon and steelhead natural reproduction areas in the Clackamas watershed. The gate had been closed for some time and after about mile, there wasn't any human leavings. The camp sites up higher probably hadn't been used since the gate was shut.

We laughed big time at limb down in the creek bottom coming out of a big fallen tree. It looked just like a big black form walking across the tree. Heeheeeheeeee. No, we didn't take a pic of it.

Went up the road toward Whale Head. Bad icy. Didn't get too far, but could look down and see about where we had turned around. We wanted to go to the bridge and it looked like from the tree lines that we were really close, like less than mile. The drainage also looked like it opened up just past where we turned around. Fish Creek has a history of sightings and stuff Bigfoot.

Checked out Cliff Sites 1 & 2. Snow covered all now. The imprint was obscured. Almost walked on it, even though the bent branch clearly showed where it was.

Trapper Steve showed me marten tracks in the snow. He was elated they were down low. He's ready to get some come next season.

Followed the road up past Harriet Lake. Snow. Road to Timothy Lake still shut. No surprise there. It will probably be a late spring and long to upper elevation access with all the snow and the bad weather and cold.March 4, 1999

Went up with Trapper Steve. Overcast, cold, below freezing, rain, ice, light snow for at least an hour.

Went up Fish Creek for a hike. It was on the way to Cliff 1 and the rain had melted the snow. Zip on tracks of almost any kind. Parked at gate and 1 mile marker. Walked up to the 4 mile marker in our heavy boots. Forest Service vehicle had been up the road. Bad washout problems form 1996 floods. Some nice big timber. Some of it looked virgin in a little pocket. We stopped there for a rest.

Trapper Steve likes cheese and sausage for snacks and lunch. He buys this good white cheddar cheese from Wisconsin over at the healthy food store. It's sharp and good and doesn't leave a taste in your mouth. He also buys good sausage. We sat on a fallen log and cut some cheese and sausage and rested and drank water. It was all green and with the sun where it was, the green was all different shades, except where it went to black in the shadows.

Fish Creek is one of the better salmon and steelhead natural reproduction areas in the Clackamas watershed. The gate had been closed for some time and after about mile, there wasn't any human leavings. The camp sites up higher probably hadn't been used since the gate was shut.

We laughed big time at limb down in the creek bottom coming out of a big fallen tree. It looked just like a big black form walking across the tree. Heeheeeheeeee. No, we didn't take a pic of it.

Went up the road toward Whale Head. Bad icy. Didn't get too far, but could look down and see about where we had turned around. We wanted to go to the bridge and it looked like from the tree lines that we were really close, like less than mile. The drainage also looked like it opened up just past where we turned around. Fish Creek has a history of sightings and stuff Bigfoot.

Checked out Cliff Sites 1 & 2. Snow covered all now. The imprint was obscured. Almost walked on it, even though the bent branch clearly showed where it was.

Trapper Steve showed me marten tracks in the snow. He was elated they were down low. He's ready to get some come next season.

Followed the road up past Harriet Lake. Snow. Road to Timothy Lake still shut. No surprise there. It will probably be a late spring and long to upper elevation access with all the snow and the bad weather and cold.


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