Elk/Kings Mountain Combination Trail Climber's Log

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cyffredinol - Jul 14, 2013 11:37 pm

why 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.


nicozone - May 2, 2012 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2012

Mazama BCEP Hike  Sucess!

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.


hiway99w - Aug 24, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

Elk-Kings Traverse  Sucess!

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.


BCJ - Aug 4, 2009 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009

Nice day  Sucess!

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.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Dec 24, 2007 11:36 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2007

F#*%$@ RAIN...  Sucess!

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"


BSPclimber - May 5, 2007 9:14 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

Elk-Kings traverse  Sucess!

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.


outdoorgirl - Apr 15, 2007 11:14 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Great Hike!  Sucess!

A lot of variety along the trail, made this a fun hike. A great spring day, lots of flowers beginning to bloom!

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Feb 13, 2007 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

All clear...  Sucess!

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.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Dec 18, 2006 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006

Elk/Kings Traverse  Sucess!

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.


cluck - Mar 6, 2006 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2006

Elk-Kings Traverse  Sucess!

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.

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