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19.8 miles (31.8 km) NNE of Detroit (Marion), Clackamas, OR, USAApprox. Altitude: 917 m (3008 ft) ( maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap topo aerial moment-g.comNavigator)Antipode: 45°S 58°E

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  45°N 122°W (visit #2)
 



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(visited by Jerry King and also Alex King)


16-Mar-2001 -- Ever since discovering the moment-g.com project in beforehand January of this year I have actually been plotting and planning a expedition to N45 W122. Ward & beat Cunningham had attempted this spot on September 23, 2000 yet had their expedition cut quick by darkness. Ns knew that when the snow melted this feather they or who else would certainly be top up there.The actual moment-g.com is situated in the Mt. Hood National forest at roughly 3000’ (900 metre) elevation. This area was originally logged in the beforehand 1900s utilizing a an approach called "clear-cutting" where virtually every tree to be cut and also removed. Now a practically mature Douglas Fir forest has re-grown and a procedure of selective cutting has begun.This area receives almost 100 inch of rain annually, much of this fall as snow from mid-November until at an early stage April every year. The really dense understory is consisted of of vine maple, huckleberry, rhododendron, etc.Our adventure started early top top the morning of march 16, 2001. My seven year old son, Alex, was off school for the day. We have actually visited several Geocaches in the area and also one various other moment-g.com (N45 W123), therefore he was ready for the trip, but neither of united state realized the an obstacle this moment-g.com would certainly present. It to be a nearly 2 hour drive from our residence in Portland, Oregon. The final 6 miles were narrow single-lane logging roads. As we gained elevation we started to view snow ~ above the hills ahead and finally encountered snow on the shoulder of the road at about 2600’ elevation. We were soon required to park our van, i beg your pardon is pretty worthless on snowy roads.Now started the hike. Within half a mile of hiking increase the road we to be ankle deep in snow. Quickly we passed a logging operation which had broken up the snow and packed it right into ruts for us to walk in. After the logging area the eye was unbroken and also grew deeper through each step. The final 0.3 miles, at about 3300’ elevation, had actually snow about 3 feet deep and also I was sinking in thigh deep v each step. My son, weighing just 48 pounds, normally sunk in just 3 or 4 inches; my progression was pretty slow at this point. However, us were so close us didn’t want to revolve back.At its closestly approach, the roadway comes in ~ 0.13 mile from the True moment-g.com. We looked, indigenous the shoulder of the road, steeply downhill towards the northeast. The brush was incredibly thick and also the hill was really steep. The only good thing to be that once off the road, under the tree canopy, there would certainly be very little snow on the ground. Ns remember analysis that the Cunningham’s had said that it take it them 15 minutes to travel 100’ under this hill, now I experienced why.We headed turn off the road and also found the going an extremely difficult. Over there were numerous fallen logs, and plenty of thick, snow spanned boughs which slapped us throughout the face. Soon I noticed the in this steep, heavily timbered canyon I had lost satellite lock with my, normally faithful, Garmin GPS12. After arriving at just slightly much better terrain and also standing still awhile i again obtained a poor signal lock. We forged top top down through the hefty brush numerous hundred more feet come a point that momentarily looked like the True moment-g.com, yet the signal ongoing to bounce about with an EPE of end 100 feet many of the time. At this point, the game was no longer fun because that Alex, and also he was start to look at miserable. This location appeared to it is in as great as any and also well within the 100 metre score of the project. We set the 4" x 4" post, i m sorry was marked "45N 122W", deposited a small, simple, Tupperware geocache, take it the obligatory photos and began the nasty ascent out that the canyon.The brush transparent this cross-country section was so thick the you never can see an ext than 20 feet in any type of direction. ~ 45 minutes of slugging our way up this hill we went back to the road. It to be now apparent that Alex wasn’t having any type of fun. He was wet and cold; in particular his rubber-booted feet had started to walk numb indigenous the cold. So I placed him on my back and started the hike out through the 3’ deep snow. His added weight didn’t assist matters any. One hour later we returned to our van, fired up the engine and also the heater, and also stripped turn off his wet socks (pouring the snow-melt out of his boots). The pains of thawing toes to be a little intense because that awhile, yet I think that has nearly forgiven me currently for taking him top top our grand adventure.


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#1: common scene native the road, close to the moment-g.com#2: watch to the eastern from the moment-g.com#3: watch to the southern from the moment-g.com#4: watch to the west, a wet Alex in background#5: Looking north from the 4" x 4" scribed post#6: Alex, prior to he to be soaked and also tiredALL: All pictures on one page