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Eagle Creek to Twister Falls

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 7:45 AM
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**RSVPs will open at 7pm on Tuesday April 2**

This will be Adrian's first qualifying hike to become a Hike Leader with the PHMG and as such I will just be along for the ride- I know you'll do a great job out there Adrian !! Below is Adrian's description...

In one of the most beautiful trails that Oregon has to offer, we will be going up to and past Tunnel falls by about a 1/4 mile to Twister falls, (Link to map) making the total distance round trip about 12+ miles. Although a long hike, the elevation gain is only about 1100 feet. Because we will be hiking in a canyon the weather does not affect the view, so we will go even in the rain. The total time on the trail will be five to six hours. This is a great hike with lots to see and explore. Check out the photos on the link as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETING LOCATION AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS


We will be meeting at Gateway Transit Center at 7:45 AM and leaving at 8 AM sharp

If you choose to drive to the trail head yourself meet us there at 9 AM sharp.

From Eastbound I-84, take exit # 41. If you miss it there is no Westbound exit at Eagle Creek so you will have to go up to Cascade locks turn around drive back and exit at Bonneville Dam and backtrack on I-84 to exit # 41.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING
ESSENTIALS: map and compass, HEAD LAMP with extra batteries and bulb, sunscreen and lip protection, small first aid kit, waterproof matches and fire starter, 2 liters of water, pocket knife, whistle, food for 1 lunch, snacks, extra food, extra clothing, tarp/emergency blanket


CLOTHING FOR, RAIN, AND SUN: wool or synthetic clothing (several layers) Possilby shorts as the weather changes a lot in the Gorge compared to Portland, wool or pile cap, sun hat or bandanna, wind/rain parka with hood, rain pants, poles if you got them and good hiking boots.

TRAIL PASS
You will need to purchase a NW Forest Pass for your vehicle. $5. They are available at the trail head.

Gas Money

A minimum of $15 dollars per car so take a full car and $5 from each person.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Not a strenuous hike but it is long. Be prepared to be on your feet for most of the 5-6 hours we are on the trial.

PRECAUTIONS

This trail is simple and provides good footing and handrails. However you are hiking along a cliff edge most of the time. Especially past Tunnel falls, where the trail is a little more than three feet wide along a cliff side. You should not come if you suffer from vertigo or are afraid of heights. Furthermore neither children nor dogs will be accepted on this hike.

Beyond that it is one of my favorites and I would love to share it with you.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Expertly led, this group did 13 miles in spitting rain and sleet, and had a great time. Great job Adrian!

    April 15, 2013

  • Zachary

    Great job out there, Adrian !!

    April 14, 2013

  • Adrian

    We will be meeting by the parking structure at Gateway. Here is my number if you need to locate us. [masked]

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice to bump into you! Good to see you do socialize!!! See you @ SELP!

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a very nice hike

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you! Nice hike!

    April 13, 2013

  • christina

    Really hope I can get on this hike havent been to twister in awhile...room for one more please..lol

    April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      2 spots available now.

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so sorry I need to cancel my RSVP for tomorrow because the unexpected thing came up. I was really looking forward to it though. Hope someone on a waiting list will take the spot and enjoy it. Hope to meet people in the group. Thank you.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My opinion-Vasque are the best boot for me and would suggest them but around $150.00. New boots are not a good idea for a 12 mile hike.

    April 12, 2013

    • Adrian

      Got it Jolyn, Here is my number if you cannot find us. [masked]

      April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boot question ~
    Personal preference, trial and error, seem to be best bet! Initially I began backpack trips with an inexpensive pair, bad idea for me. I do think a quality pair that fits your foot, style, budget, is the way to go. I have a pr of Zondervans and love these, they are a heavier boot. I also have a lightweight hiking boot that I also use for snowshoeing. My favorite choice: Keen's shoe! Even summer I wear Keen's sandals on hikes(with socks). Think about people that do the Pacific Crest Trail(Canada to Mexico), they almost always wear sturdy tennis shoes! Note: If you have new boots, wear them for half a hike then switch to old pair for last half of hike, then you won't lose toe nails, like I did : )!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't be on two hikes at once. I'm going for the easier hike in terms of distance since this is my first group hike. Thank you all.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest and I will meet you at the trailhead 9:00 am

    April 8, 2013

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    April 1, 2013

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    Hike Leader,
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    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
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