TOTAL MILES: ~7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1800 ft
PACE: 2+ mph
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult (due to conditions)
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 4-5 hours
PERMITS: None needed
**RSVPs will open on Thursday at 8:30am**
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 50 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $5.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
I’m going to be a glass half-full guy and am choosing to read Saturday’s forecast as “a 50% chance that it won’t rain on us with highs 40 to 45.” Good thing this trip will be pretty rain or shine!!
We'll set up a car shuttle between Multnomah Falls and Angels Rest. Starting from Multnomah Falls we'll take hike over to the Wahkeena TH, climb, then turn right and follow the trail all the way to the Angels Rest TH and our awaiting cars, with a few stops along the way for good measure. Doesn’t look like it on paper, but there is a good bit of up and down along this route.
They’re talking about snow levels in the western Gorge dropping to 1500’ the night before, so due to the icy and generally slick conditions that I am fully expecting us to run into out there, I am going to require that everyone bring along traction devices (microspikes, ice trekkers, yaktracs, etc.) and poles.
Wait list: Members have the option to be notified when spots open up if a Meetup is full. Whoever responds first gets the open 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!!!)
• Traction devices (required)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (required)
• 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.