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Wauna Point hike

Don't know much about this this hike. It will be my first time up to Wauna Point but it looks like a fun little hike. The views on top should be good and from the looks of it we'll even have some nice weather. 68 degrees and partially sunny if predictions can be trusted.

Distance: 9.4 miles

Altitude gain: 3,380 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Bring: Ten essentials, lunch, snacks, water, non cotton clothing, sturdy boots. situation: Odds are that we'll hit some snow towards the top but based on what we found at a slightly higher elevation at the Benson Plateau a couple of weeks ago it might not amount to much. I plan to bring micro spikes but it's not at all a requirement for other members. The hike is in and out so if we do get in to gnarly conditions we can cut the hike short and turn around early. My aim will be to keep the hike moderate as opposed to difficult but I can't fully be trusted with my difficulty ratings.

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.






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  • Robert L.

    Great hike. I enjoyed the extra adventure at the end. It was also great to meet everyone.

    I started playing with Garmin's BaseCamp software and Adventures. You can see the results as well as a couple of Google Earth views here:

    This includes the route, but also location-embedded pictures.

    March 31, 2013

  • Marc

    We had perfect weather for a great hike - thanks to Magnus for leading it! The scramble along the ridge out to the point was worth it once we got there. My GPS says the total mileage was 10.2 miles after deleting the short distance we went up and then back down to the campsite at the Tanner Butte Trail intersection. Our average speed was 1.8 mph.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Michael J F.

    I have to back out. I got thrown today and I think I might have cracked some ribs. Thought it was a bruise, but it's gotten worse. Sorry, this is the second time something bad has happened right before a hike w/you all.

    March 30, 2013

  • Susan

    This is a great hike... If you are going up the Tanner trail to get to Wauna, the spur trail to the point is relatively faint but easy to follow if there's no snow. The spur forks - the right fork leads to an overlook of the point (recommended for anyone with exposure or balance issues), the left fork leads down to the point and the last bit is a narrow intimidating ridge that can test your nerves. Should be a beautiful day for it!

    March 29, 2013

  • Magnus

    Katya- I've never done this hike so I'd just be guessing how long it takes. Ember- Thanks for the trail report.

    March 28, 2013

  • Katya

    Do you think we'll be back by 5pm? (probably not, huh?)

    March 27, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Wish I could go but I'll be doing beach cleanup with SOLVE.

    March 26, 2013

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  • Magnus
    Event Host
  • Marc
    Assistant Organizer
  • Jason
    Assistant Organizer
  • Katya
    The Mountain Hamster, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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