March 22, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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TOTAL MILES: ~8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 900 ft
PACE: “nice & easy” (~2 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5 hours
PERMITS: None needed
**RSVPs will open at 8pm tonight**
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 70 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $7.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
Friday is the first day of my spring break and I want to hike!
Starting from the Tooth Rock parking lot we’ll follow the bike path to the “other” trailhead and do the out-and-back along Tanner Creek to Wahclella Falls. Back at the Wahclella TH, we’ll hop onto a cut-off trail that will take us uphill to a junction with Road 777, then to another junction which will put us on the path to the Wauna Viewpoint. After stopping for views and snacks, we’ll start the 2 mile descent into Eagle Creek, cross the foot bridge, take a self-guided tour of the hatchery, climb a few stairs, and enjoy a relaxing stroll above I-84 on the old Scenic Highway back to our cars. (Check out #46 and #47 in Sullivan’s 3rd edition)
Not much in the way of wildcards on this one, other than the weather and maybe some blowdown along the trail.
Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Three to Five light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.