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Indian Racetrack to Red Mountain Lookout

  • Gateway Transit Center Parking Garage

    1200 NE 99th Avenue, Portland, OR (map)

    45.531281 -122.562340

  • I will be out on the curb. Note I have a beard now & will have a cowboy hat on.
  • A Word: Hi, it has been awhile since I have participated in posting events, so I thought I would add a word or two here for those that don’t know me. I have been traveling and volunteering around the world and doing other things. I have really enjoyed the different cultures and natural environments.

    Essentially, anywhere you go, it all comes down to people wanting to be happy, and I have found that most of this comes from doing things with good people with similar interests in simple basic ways – no matter what that may be even everyday things in life.

    This group is a good bunch of folks who have that passion to engage in such activities with others. All of us are volunteers because we seek the same enjoyment and companionship that we all crave. I have hosted approximately 160 events between several groups. My style is to have a lot of fun by all of us sharing in the joy of being out where there is no pressure, but a common interest to see nature and its beauty fold in front of us.

    I will be posting more events soon, and if you choose to stick around awhile, you will learn a lot of things about nature, history, survival, plants, navigation, climbing, and other skills that make nature more fun as we continually learn more from each other and nature itself.

    Event Basic Information:One of my many interests is History – both natural and anthropological. Fire Lookouts are a part of this. There is a wealth of history that revolves around these structures and not many of them are left. Red Mountain Lookout is such a place. It is called Red Mountain because it is an old cinder cone created from the beginning of the Washington Cascades. Fantastic views can be seen here and it’s a relatively short distance away. It is pretty good camping too (something I have done here).

    Come join me and Hike across the southern end of Indian Heaven Wilderness to Indian Racetrack (Raceway) - a trail that has its own history, then up to Red Mountain Lookout. Indian Racetrack is a groove that cuts across a rich meadow where Native Americans came late each summer to pick huckleberries to be dried for food later in the year. For fun they use to wildly race their horses across this place and it is rumored that they would gamble on the outcome to flavor things up before the fall came.

    With the warm weather lately, we may get lucky and find such an abundance of huckleberries, so bring something along just in case. ; ) Red Mountain is 4,965 feet in elevation, and located north of Carson, in Skamania County, Washington. It was recently restored in 2010 by a group of volunteers through the Passport in Time Program.

    What:Indian Racetrack to Red Mountain Lookout

    Status:It is a GO!

    Event Proximity: North of Carson, Washington

    When:Leave Saturday, July 20th 9:30 am

    Where to Meetup:Gateway Park and Ride – Carpools from there

    Contact:Ken by email, or by [masked])

    Further Description:Total Length is about 7 miles (out and back). Elevation gain is approximately 1500 feet with most of that near the approach of the lookout.

    What to Bring:This is a day hike event. Bring the essential to keep you warm, dry, hydrated, and sunburn free. Be sure to bring sunglasses. Bring some smiles and a positive spirit for adventure! Oh, and not a bad idea to bring some bug spray. Smiles, - Ken

     

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  • Lane

    Shucks, I have a conflict will have to miss this time.

    July 17, 2013

  • Paul V.

    Sounds like a great hike.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm visiting from the east coast and dont know how to get to the meeting spot. Could I snag a ride from someone? I'm staying downtown. Thank you in advance!

    July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The light rail system, the Max, will take you right to Gateway Transit Center. That's how I go!

      July 17, 2013

  • Susan

    I can't help but notice that you are bringing a group of 50 into a wilderness area where the legal limit is 12 people.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/g...­

    2 · July 17, 2013

    • Cindy L.

      Thanks for posting Susan - I wondered myself how this was gonna work with such a large group....4 groups of 12 maybe??

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :( I forgot, I have a church picnic to attend.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    too many people! Do it again sometime- maybe later in August when the Huckleberries are sure to be ripe.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So this is the first time I've signed up for something, do I need to print a ticket or just show up at the parking garage?

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Elizabeth, No tickets here : ) Just show up at the park and ride on Sat. with a good spirit! Cheers.

      July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds awesome. So many people are going....Can i bring a friend who is not part of this meet up community? I am sure I will make tons of new friends as well :-)
    natalya.

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Natalya, I have been telling folks if they want to bring a friend just print out the waiver and have them sign it and give it to me. It sounds like a few people want to do this. So I will bring some printed out in case people forget.

      July 15, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Can I bring a friend along on the hike?

    July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ross, the group is getting really big, but it will be fun I have had big groups before. I have not checked with Zach yet, but I think it is ok if you bring a friend, just print out the wavier and bring it with you with it signed and give it to me. Thanks.

      July 15, 2013

  • Cindy L.

    Conflicting dates. Meetup date shows July 20....but mentions July 29 in the event description located towards the bottom. Please clarify :) thank you!

    July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The Date is July 20th on Sat. The text say 29th - I noticed that too.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sound like a fun hike! Thanks, Ken.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to a great hike and meeting new folks!

    July 13, 2013

  • Paul V.

    Sounds like a great hike.

    July 13, 2013

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