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The first picture in the snow is of a friend over his right shoulder shoulder
under the s in silver is the south side of the peak very hard to see due to
brightness. Second pic is from where that bfro pic.was taken only looking
north with mt. st.helens on left side of pic. and mt. adams on other side in
july. Third pic is mid-may bad weather half way up trail. A super great hike
if weather co-operates. Had visuale encounter turned in to BFRO while on
top of silver star looking west at the next peak called sturgeon rock with
my brother. Looks of what we saw was almost identical. Distance much further
away. Second was a rock throwing incident about half way up trailwith two
others.I want a more detailed account of that incident will send but will
take awhile to write up. When I first saw those pic. on bfro sent chills
down my spine. ps will tryto get some better digital pics. from friends to
If you wish to post any of the pics would you blur the faces I don't have the others permission to post. I will try to send all new pics of area and
details of the other encounters.The trails shown on that topo. map at ATS.
are foot trails that were at one time fire roads to the top as a fire look
out used to be up on top. That other photo of the summit were did that come
from that is a good picture. Will send pics soon dave
Harry, off that second peak if you go south which is that direction it's facing you are still along way from the road. I have come up a rarely used trail and come right over that peak from the south and that was in winter/spring with alot of snow. As far as have I seen anything out of the ordinary in and around that location no comment on this forum. If you would like I send you an e-mail. By the way that is one of the great hikes in sw washington. Although it is suppose to not have vehicle access andinthe last couple of years some 4x4 folks have taken to tearing up the hikeing trails.which is to bad.
find a couple things very interesting though:
1. The observor is an experienced solo hiker. His comments indicated he's hiked this peak many times. As such, he's going to be used to seeing other hikers on the trail and hanging out on the summit, as we do. He's going to be familiar with outdoor gear shells, packs, etc of the sort we use around here. While intense backlighting fools the camera, your eye will see color until you're too far away to really discern the image. I really think this guy could have spotted a pack or made out clothing colors at that distance.
What got his attention is he saw something UNUSUAL. Something that didn't fit into his normal frame of reference. He's used to seeing people on these ridges, but this was something else.
2. The location is right amongst a high BF sighting area - the Columbia Gorge to the south, Mt.St.Helens to the north, the area around Carson, etc.
The hiker's experience with the locale plus the setting makes this report very interesting.
Actually, there are active and hibernating rodents of several kinds (I'm not sure if Silver Star has marmots). All those slab rocks would be a good place for BF to hunt for them -- as was documented in a late fall Clackamas River sighting.
Originally posted by Wig
Can't someone go for a nice drive and hike in the mountains? If I lived there I'd be going there this weekend.
Originally posted by Wolfie_UK
A whole summer when you could have gone and looked for yourself