This will be Tim's 2nd qualifier and final to become a hike leader for the PHMG and as such I will just be along for the ride.
TOTAL MILES: 7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 950 ft
PACE: Moderate 2.5 - 3 mph
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
TYPE: Out and Back
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3 hours
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!
What do you do when you have an extra day off from work? Go hiking of course!
The Salmon River Trail is a old favorite, it starts out fairly level and stays that way for the first 2 miles as it follows the river, then it starts a decent ascent up to a viewpoint, most of the elevation gain on this hike is in the last mile to the turnaround point. Along the way we will see Old Growth Forest, Deep Pools, Plunging Falls, and an Awesome River Canyon at our lunch spot. Be sure to bring enough clothes to stay warm when we stop at the halfway point, we will spend 20-30 minutes here.
More description of the Hike at this link: http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Salmon_River_Hike
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.
• Please note if the hike is full, you can choose to be notified of a open spot . What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone who wants a spot 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.