TOTAL MILES: 6.9 miles + 2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2820 ft +1171 ft.
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Very Difficult
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 6-7 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 100 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $10.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
• The flowers are staring to bloom on Dog Mountain and the long range forecast is for good weather next Saturday.
• We will meet at 7:45 at the Gateway Transit Center for a prompt departure at 8:00 so we can beat the crowds to the mountain
• The hike up Dog Mountain will use the “less” difficult trail up. But don’t fool yourself this trail is still very steep.
• After reaching the top and taking a small break, we will be returning via the Augspurger Trail.
• The last time I did this the people were upset that we got down to quickly and wasn’t able to go the Walking Man Brewery in Stevenson, because it doesn’t open until 3. So this time will spend a little more time hiking.
• THE BONUS – We will hike up Wind Mountain (this is the cone shape mountain just west of Dog Mountain.
• I’ve never hike up Wind Mountain so this will be exploratory. The trailhead is located about 5 miles from the Dog Mountain trailhead.
• Please plan on stopping for a Bite and a Beer after our hike. Hopefully the Walking Man Brewery will be open this time.
For description of the hikes please check out these links: Dog Mountain // Wind Mountain
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.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON including blue jeans!!!)
• 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.