August 18, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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TOTAL MILES: 7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2200 feet (max 4624')
PACE: ~2mph (see below)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderately Difficult
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5-6 hours
PERMITS: none that I know of
***RSVPs will open at 9:00pm tonight***
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!
I'm lifting this one straight out of "One Night Wilderness", trip #52 (Thank you, Mr Lorain !!), but the short, short version is as follows. The hike starts out with a steep 0.9 mile/1100 foot climb through the woods to a ridge where we'll hang a left and continue another less steep 0.6 miles up to Rooster Rock and our first break and hopefully some great views. After we've refreshed ourselves we'll backtrack to the original junction and continue on along the ridge as it roller-coasters along through the woods to the Peechuk Lookout where we'll stop for a leisurely lunch. After we've recharged our batteries with food and views, we'll once again retrace our steps along the ridgeline then back to our cars and home and hopefully a stop somewhere along the way for a well deserved bite and beer.
I'm calling this one "semi-exploratory" because I have never been on this trail, and to be perfectly honest, I've never even been to the Table Rock Wilderness. Also, I donated blood on Tuesday so I'm not looking to set any land speed records out there.
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 to log in and RSVP, whether on the waiting list or not, 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!!!)
• Sunscreen & bug spray
• 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.