Table Mountain- Adrian's 2nd Qualifier

  • Jun 22, 2013 · 7:45 AM
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TOTAL MILES: ~10 miles
PACE: “Quick” (~2-2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult/Very Difficult (not suitable for beginners)
PERMITS: None Needed

**RSVPs will open at 7:30pm on Tuesday**

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. If you drive yourself the fastest route is to head to Cascade Locks on the Oregon side, cross the Bridge Of The Gods and head back to the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort on WA-14

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 80 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $8.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Gorge.
Here is a link to give you an idea of the hike.

We will start from Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and head up through a trail that will connect us on to the PCT. We will then hike on to the connecting trial to the top of Table Mountain. (Now we are talking steep!) From here, we will head up to a saddle, where we can see the magnitude of the cliff above as well as the Bonneville dam below. The trail then goes down and then comes up to a boulder field that we will ascend to meet the upper trial. The goal will be to go to the top of the visible south facing cliff for a spectacular views then walk around the back side of the mountain to explore the whole area and then loop around to go down the descending trail. The descending trail is also rocky and very steep. We then connect up again with the PCT and head back down the same trails we came up.

As you have read the trail up and down off the mountain is very steep and can be precarious. So I highly recommend hiking poles as well as being experienced with steep difficult terrain. Furthermore we will be exploring areas that are near sheer cliffs so caution is recommended.

Furthermore there are several unlabeled junctions on this route and because while I was learning the area, have taken the wrong route (adding 2 hours to my hike  ) I require that we stop at every junction.

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
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear (you never know)
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Sunscreen
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
• Trekking poles (highly recommended.)
• Camera (optional)

*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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  • Karen B.

    great training hike -I feel that much closer to being fit to climb Adams in August!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I will second that comment from Michele. Being the leader you now have more to be aware of and Adrian did a great job. I think you hikers will enjoy his hikes.

    2 · June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adrian was fantastic - attentive, informative and encouraging. Mahalo!

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Adrian me n Andee will drive up cuss we are planning on doing something later. Will still see you at garage.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wont be attending do to an injury yesterday!

    June 22, 2013

  • Patti

    My sister arrived in town and I thought she would like to do this hike, but she is thinking it might be too much.

    June 21, 2013

  • Elinor

    Sorry I have 2 work again. Have a great hike

    June 21, 2013

  • Hannelore

    sorry, can't make it.

    June 21, 2013

  • marianne h.

    Sorry, changed my plans, I'll be on Top of Hood. Have fun.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is it possible to still join?

    June 20, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I will bring Andee if you don't mind.

    June 18, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Wowzers! Its still open. This is a great hike and the views will be awesome if the forecasts hold.

    June 18, 2013

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  • Adrian
    Hike Leader
    Event Host
  • Rick L. J.
    Hike Leader Emeritus
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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