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Dry Creek Fall, to the Pinnacles.

Lots of cold weather so I thought a more normal hike would be in order this weekend. Last year we had a problem with ICE so please bring some kind of traction device, Micro spikes, yak Tracs or Ice trekkers. Crampons would be too aggressive.

The trailhead will most likely be the Bridge of the Gods, you will most likely need to park under the bridge by the Char Burger.

During the monthly meeting it was asked if we ever do hikes for beginner's or just shorter hikes. I'm thinking we could do this one.

Distance is about 7 miles tops, I will confirm it later or we will just shorten the hike.

Elevation is about 800 feet, gain may be more with the ups and downs.

Difficulty I hope we all find it to be a easy hike but fun.

Pace will be moderate. 2 MPH OR LESS

Possible bonus hike at Wahcella Falls if anyone wants more!

Pay your driver $7 please, gas is outrageous at this time.

If anyone wants to join me afterwards at the Mall 205 for eats that would be great!

 

And I think we will be back by 4pm on this one, if you know me you would be laughing right now!

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.

DOGS,  well behaved quiet ones I guess would be ok,

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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  • Katya

    Good little hike, right what a hibernating body needs at this time of year :)

    December 7, 2013

  • iveta

    I am coming on Max. On my way. Please don't leave without me :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Guys and Gals, it will be very cold. bring your best cold weather gear. Hand warmers and foot warmers. probably around 9 * for the trip with wind chill it may be closer to 0. Obviously we can shorten the hike if we choose to but up to the falls is a must.

    December 7, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    Yes we had limited time today, so just a quickie. Would love to see pinnacles pics. Recommend down and THICK gloves. Yes you need to park at Char Burger, if you're using the bridge of gods trailhead; that lot is closed now. You will NOT be disappointed with the falls.

    December 6, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Thanks Jenny. Good to know its clear this year. We will be going a bit further as long as we can brave the cold wind.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    Didn't think I'd score a spot so went today instead... Another spot free. Sugar coated trail, didn't need chains at all up to the falls. Have fun!

    December 6, 2013

  • elle

    HA HA Rick, YOU are leading this? Are you sure it's an easy one? After bearcrawled zigzag for 2200 feet up, I don't believe it. ;-)

    December 3, 2013

    • Bill

      Hmmm... should I bring my helmet?

      December 5, 2013

    • RJ - Rene' G.

      YeZ....Bring Your Helmet and Star Man Meds...(Just Joking); I could use the meds...mix them with Cold medicine and make one wild Thing....HmmM?

      December 6, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Good idea. Instead of water. Hot coffee tea or chocolate may be the key. Poles and traction. Or pack a bag of sand if your in training.

    December 6, 2013

  • Scott

    Too cold and too much snow on the ground for Scott. Tomorrow may be the right day for my Portland Hot Chocolate walking tour instead.

    December 6, 2013

    • Katya

      Feels like home (Russia) for Katya. Thanks for the spot :)

      December 6, 2013

    • RJ - Rene' G.

      I will bring my buttons from Russia...I have Cold War relics in my collection of Antique watches.

      1 · December 6, 2013

  • RJ - Rene' G.

    Hay!!...At Last, but not least. A hike I hope I don't bust my Ass in...I have trekking Poles and Snow boots, but I need Ice Track-Devices.
    If You are going, I suggest not to by-pass the Trekking Poles...They really...I mean really saved me from a serious Fall my last time...DONT FORGET A WHISSLE.....Serious...If you don't, you are setting yourself up without these two What I feel "should Be Considered Essential". I will bring a thermos of Coffee...and Food to keep my Warm level up...I am very excited to go at last!!
    Of Couse...cameras...Right?....Oh, One Last Thing.....UrrpleESpat!

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I am interested in doing this hike with my roommate. Can I contact the ADMIN since this would be my first hike in the group and discuss how I apply for the opening?

    December 3, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    I stole this picture from Karl , its a picture from Eagle Creek. I hope we don't encounter this much ice. For more pic's see his report on Portlandhikers.org

    December 3, 2013

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