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Indian Point, The Hard Way

  • Sep 28, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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TOTAL MILES: 9.5 miles

ELEVATION GAIN:  2600 ft

PACE:   “Quick” (~2.5 mph)

DIFFICULTY RATING:  Difficult

ESTIMATED HIKING TIME:  6 hours

PERMITS: NW Forest Pass

**RSVPs will open tonight at 8:00**

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!

Saturday’s forecast looks pretty good, and it has been far, far too long since my last visit to the Herman Creek area. Who knows- we may even get lucky and see some fall colors out there! We’ll head up Nick Eaton Ridge (“the hard way”), where we should be treated to some nice views south down Herman Creek towards Chinidere Mountain , past the ridge cutoff trail towards Deadwood Camp, hopefully with a good look at Adams on the way, lunch at Indian Point  (the final 0.1 mile down to Indian Point is a little bit sketchy with steep drop offs on either side, but is actually quite safe),then a leisurely stroll back down to our cars along the Gordon Creek Trail. If folks are so inclined we can also take a short 0.8 mile RT detour down to check out Herman Creek itself (and/or a stop for a well deserved post hike bite & beer in Cascade Locks).

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

• Three to Five light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• 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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  • Avinash

    Thanks for posting and leading this hike Zach. Fall is always a far more magical time to see the gorge.

    September 29, 2013

  • Zachary

    Always a pleasure to share a dose of liquid sunshine with a fabulous group of hikers on a pretty trail!!

    September 29, 2013

  • Tim F

    The weather God's were kind to us today. Great group, hope to see you on future hikes, thanks Zach for organizing. stats for the day. 9.5 miles, 3148 cum elevation gain. low point was 451, high point was 2993, 2.1 mov avg.

    September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool, thanks for the stats!

      September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice fast-paced workout!

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dynamite! ;)

    September 28, 2013

  • Thao

    Awesome group of hikers

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Zachary

    We're still on. Look at the bright side- we'll probably have Herman Creek all to ourselves :-P

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Avinash

      I'll be there too

      September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Convinced. I'll be there too!

      September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this hike still happening? Just waking up and it looks pretty stormy out there.... Windy and rain all day. Thought? I may have to bail on this one.

    September 28, 2013

  • Avinash

    Now the best hiking season finally begins!

    September 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ... especially if you are a fish. :)

      September 27, 2013

  • Lisa G

    Got home from work and discovered that my drain pipes broke and are leaking. ARGHHHHH!!!!!!! I have a problem to fix this weekend. Please have a great hike and beer for me (I think I need a few at this point...house stuff can be soooo stressfule). Have fun!

    September 27, 2013

  • Todd

    Maybe at this point

    September 27, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I decided to create a shorter hike for this Saturday due to other things going on later that evening. I would like to do this one of these days. Be safe and have fun. Thanks.

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Zack, Saturday's forecast does not look that great any more... are we still on?

    September 26, 2013

    • Zachary

      Yes, however depending upon conditions I may propose that we modify the hike a bit.

      September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This hike looks great! Hope I can get to the computer in time to sign up tonight!!

    September 24, 2013

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  • Zachary
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Kit
  • Avinash
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • Tim F
    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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