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cyffredinolwhy am I doing this?  Sucess!


hiked the Elk-Kings loop as part of a BCEP conditioning hike. Pouring rain, sleet and graupel. Definitely type 2 fun.
Posted Jul 14, 2013 11:37 pm

nicozoneMazama BCEP Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012


Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon when the weather has switched from standard Oregon grey season to spring. Always enjoyable to see new hikers/climbers earning the summits.
Posted May 2, 2012 6:06 pm

hiway99wElk-Kings Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009


Couldn't have asked for better weather: temperatures in the mid-70s and not a cloud in the sky. I've done Elk and Kings separately before, but this was my first time for the combination.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 8:50 pm

BCJNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009


I've done this a couple of times this year. Nice training hike for a weekend morning or after work. Great weather, but a bit hot. R/T in about 4 hours starting a Kings trailhead and going up Elk first.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 5:18 pm

Karl HelserF#*%$@ RAIN...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2007

Karl Helser

Hard rain for 5.5 hours. Windy at the top of Kings. I used my snowshoes on the road portion of the traverse. The back side of the traverse was in OK shape. There was enough snow to kick safe steps the whole way. I was surprised at the number of downed trees over the trail...Zero! The route was clean.
The word of the day...? "SATURATION"
Posted Dec 24, 2007 11:36 am

BSPclimberElk-Kings traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007


Started at Kings Mt. trailhead, took Wilson River trail to Elk and up. Fun times on the steep bits, RT time around 6 hours. Weather was decent, a bit chilly above 2500 feet but just a few light sprinkles. Good times.
Posted May 5, 2007 9:14 pm

outdoorgirlGreat Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007


A lot of variety along the trail, made this a fun hike. A great spring day, lots of flowers beginning to bloom!
Posted Apr 15, 2007 11:14 am

Karl HelserAll clear...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

Karl Helser

Snow is gone. The trail in in great shape other than a few trees to climb over. Please do your part in picking up a few limbs off the trail.
Posted Feb 13, 2007 1:30 pm

Karl HelserElk/Kings Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006

Karl Helser

Beautiful day. The calm after the storm. Trail in “ok” shape after recent storms. Some downed trees but no real trail damage. 6-8” new powder. The snow won’t stick around without additional.
Posted Dec 18, 2006 1:57 pm

cluckElk-Kings Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2006


Actually, we did this as Kings->Elk traverse because I wanted to get all the uphill work done at the start. From the top of Kings Mtn, it's mostly a downhill spiral over to Elks & down.
The traverse is in decent shape right now. There is a little snow on the trail on the North side of the traverse right now making the steep sections a little tricky. Not much of a problem as long as you keep your wits about you and kick solid steps.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 5:36 pm

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