Hardy Ridge loop hike

Hardy Ridge is on the Washington side of the gorge and should have many wildflowers right now. If the weather cooperates we should also have great views of the gorge and many of the surrounding peaks. We will be traveling at a somewhat slower pace taking time for pictures and breaks. This loop hike is about 10 miles with 2200' elevation. Everyone should have their ten essentials and wear no cotton. The return trail is steep and rocky in places so poles are mandatory. There is very little water on this trail, you should bring extra as the weather could be a bit warm. Drivers will need a Washington discovery pass. Riders should bring 10$ for their drivers.

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  • Carmenza G.

    I enjoyed very much my first hiking trip with the group. The views were spectacular and the weather was terrific.!! Thanks to both of you Pete and and Kathy for driving and leading the group.
    Looking forward to next time..:-)

    June 2, 2013

  • Kathy

    Beautiful hike, weather and friends. Needed to stay up on top and enjoy that view much longer. Thanks for the lead Pete.....was that slow?

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrific hike with great friends and I saw views I have never seen before, up and down the Gorge from the Washington side. The weather was wonderful, and the dogs were happy! Thanks Pete for leading us.

    June 1, 2013

  • Pete

    awesome day with great people

    June 1, 2013

  • Shelley

    A great hike, great company and a beautiful day! Great lead Pete

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I Am At Gateway.

    June 1, 2013

  • Kathy

    We will be driving a white ford explorer - Pete and Kathy.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it is sort of late for this thought to finally bubble up in my brain, but are we all meeting at the Gateway Transit center at 10:30 am? Or just the people I am driving?
    I will have my phone[masked]

    June 1, 2013

    • Kathy

      gateway

      June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Kathy

      June 1, 2013

  • Ben A.

    I double booked. It was a hard decision, but I'm going on the Larch Mountain hike instead. Ready, set, RSVP!

    May 31, 2013

  • Paul W.

    June 1st is National Trails Day and there are no parking fees at Beacon Rock State Park or the Hamilton trailhead area.

    May 31, 2013

  • Ross M.

    No poles.

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a medical excuse, really! With 19 waiting, I wanted to be early enough so someone else gets a chance to see all the flowers. Take lots of pics!

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it occurred to me that I should ask ...
    1. is this suitable for dogs?
    2. Are there any drop offs like the Eagle Creek trail?

    the photos and map at this link makes it look like it's probably fine
    http://nwhiker.com/CGNSAHike72.html

    May 30, 2013

    • Pete

      This is a dog friendly hike.

      May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Pete. Bo thanks you too!

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just noticed ... that website page says No Pass required. I wonder if it is wrong?

    May 30, 2013

    • Kathy

      I noticed the same thing. We are parking at the equestrian trailhead. We are doing this hike: http://nwhiker.com/CG...­ This webpage said no permit, but the book I just bought and up to date (2013) says you need a Discovery Pass. I would believe my book as they just made a bunch of changes through the state. The state website might be more accurate. Trust ME Chris!!! I never said that on Sunday but it will be my new line to you.

      May 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Kathy. I do trust you.

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going to be able to go after all. Have a great hike!

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is is OK for me to meet you at the trailhead? From where I live, a direct route is much closer than detouring to Gateway TC. I have 2 foster dogs now and I can be home quicker that way. Never want to time-limit a hike but don't want to set my guys up for failure since they're not hiking this time.

    May 31, 2013

  • Carmenza G.

    Hi everyone !! This is my first hiking trip with the group. I recently subscribed to the meetup and I am very excited.
    Thanks Kathy for offering to drive on Saturday. I appreciate the group hospitality. See you all on Saturday.

    May 30, 2013

  • Kathy

    I can drive and take Pete, Shelley, Carmenza and Vickie. The other people can ride with Chris. Chris is borrowing my Discovery Pass. See you all on Sat.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive but I don't have a pass. Can I get one there if I need to drive?

    May 29, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Yes sometimes at a payment station or in person if staff is available.

      May 29, 2013

    • Pete

      There is a kiosk right where we turn off hwy 30

      May 30, 2013

  • JJ

    I dont have a pass either...

    May 29, 2013

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