Shana's 2nd Qualifier: Dry Creek Falls

  • November 24, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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TOTAL MILES: 4.4 miles

ELEVATION GAIN:   710 ft

PACE:[masked] mph

DIFFICULTY RATING:  Easy  

ESTIMATED HIKING TIME:  3 hours

PERMITS:  NW Forest Pass (drivers)

This will be Shana's 2nd qualifying hike to become a hike leader for the PHMG, and as such I will just be along for the ride. I know that you will do a great job out there, Shana!!

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 75 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $7.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute.  Thanks!

This hike starts at the Bridge of the Gods Trailhead. We will be parking our cars by the bathrooms. The Trail crosses the road and heads up the Pacific Crest Trail parallel to I-84. In about 1/10 of a mile, We will take the trail to the left, which is the Pacific Crest Trail. We will then Begin at the Dry Creek Falls Trailhead, on the Oregon side of the Bridge of the Gods. Named after its past use as the water source for Cascade Locks, this waterfall is reachable via a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail. We will Head slowly uphill, climbing about one mile to an access road. Turn right and follow the road for 100 yards until the trail resumes. We will Follow the path downward through lava boulders until we reach the creek (about 1 mile), then turn right and continue another 0.2 miles to the falls. The Dry creek fall is the summit, we will take a 10-15 minute break to take pictures, then we will return back to the trail head, to our cars and head for a quick bite to eat. This is a 4.4 roundtrip hike.

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. 



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  • Zachary

    Great job out there, Shana!!

    November 25, 2013

  • Gene M.

    Sorry to pull ot at the last moment. I twisted an ankle on a hike today. I do not believe it is bad but I need to give it a rest until I can assess it. Have a good time and I know it will be a great success.

    1 · November 23, 2013

    • Like2hikeLeea

      Oh No! Heal quickly!

      November 24, 2013

    • Gene M.

      It turns out the foot felt fine today. Thanks for the good wishes; Shana, Leea and Gregory.

      November 24, 2013

  • Greg G.

    Lies gene! We all know that 4 miles is too much for you! Get better pal!

    1 · November 24, 2013

    • Gene M.

      Well a man has to know his limitations.

      1 · November 24, 2013

  • Sheree

    Great hike leader!!! Good job, A+!

    November 24, 2013

  • Rukshana(Shana)

    What a spectacular day. Sunny & clear blue skies. Such a wonderful wooded trail with a summit of the iced water fall. Thanks you for all your amazing conversations. We added a great lunch spot by the Gorge and gorgeous view of the River . Thank y ouZach for a great suggestion. Thanks for the hilarious company and jokes that came along. See you soon on another Hike. Happy Sunday.

    November 24, 2013

  • Pam

    Super friendly, intelligent people

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Mark A.

    When I checked my email last night before I went to bed at 11pm there was no spot open. When I checked my email at 9am this morning there was a notice that I was confirmed for this hike? Sorry for the mix-up! Somehow I was automatically put on this hike without receiving the normal email that lets you know a spot opened up and to respond if you wanted to take that open spot. Hope the great is a great one for you folks! Sorry again for the confusion

    1 · November 24, 2013

    • Rukshana(Shana)

      My apologies for the mixed up. See you soon on another hike.

      November 24, 2013

  • Rukshana(Shana)

    Hello Everyone. I called today to check out if we can use the parking Lot right off on the of the Bridge of The Gods. I was advised that the parking & the bathrooms are closed. We can park on the Wasco St, Which is right off the freeway. There is also some Extra parking on the Charbuger Restaurant OR on the curb right next to Best Western. We will discuss more when we meet on Sunday. To the wonderful person who emailed me about the parking, and Bathrooms Thank you. If you have further questions You can call me or Text
    @[masked] Looking forward to seeing you all, at Gateway on Sunday.
    Thanks
    ~Shana~

    November 22, 2013

  • Severt L.

    Wow, 23 people waiting. That's impressive! Good luck on your hike, Shana!

    1 · November 21, 2013

    • Rukshana(Shana)

      Thanks Severt, I hope to join some of your hikes soon.

      November 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haven't had a chance to come out with this group yet but we are so excited! Hope we can join soon! :)

    November 20, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    The weather forecast on the mountain looks nothing but sunshine and blue skies. I will climb it for you all. Be safe, and have fun.

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Keep On Rocking Baby!!!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Like2hikeLeea

    You Go Girl! I b working or I'd b there :)

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Rukshana(Shana)

      You are always so positive Leah!! Thank you!!((hugs ))

      November 18, 2013

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