Dog Mountain with a Bonus

TOTAL MILES: 6.9 miles + 2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2820 ft +1171 ft.
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
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 Plan:
• 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.

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  • Jewels

    Sorry I missed Dog Mtn is really bout my favorite hike. I 'd go at any chance if offered again and anyone wants to go? I not really into quite that early? Rather get to trailhead around 10 is warmer and I like to sit at the top and have snack/lunch around noon great view!

    May 30, 2013

  • Ross M.

    To early for me and the difficulty is to much for me at this time.

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry gang, a family issue has come up and I won't be able to make it.

    May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I've been wanting to do dog mt, can't wait!

    May 16, 2013

  • Erin C.

    I hiked Dog Mountain yesterday; the flowers are amazing!

    May 13, 2013

    • Brad M

      Thanks for the update Erin

      May 13, 2013

  • KRIS

    Will Saint be joining? :)

    May 12, 2013

  • larry m.

    This description says nothing about dogs. I will assume they are welcome unless I hear otherwise. The Indian pits on top of Wind Mt are wonderful! The hike is short and steep! One way is 1 mile and gains 1,120 ft.

    NO COTTON? Come one! Does the group want to exclude people who like natural clothing?

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • pam

    sorry. was thinking of a different day. Have to work :(

    May 13, 2013

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