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Sunset full moonrise Hike of Angel's Rest - June!

It's the June 2013 version of the sunset hike of Angel's rest!!

As of the 21st, The weather forecast for the 22nd is for perfect weather!

This hike is considered "moderate" at 4.4 miles round trip and 1,500 feet elevation gain. However, as we're doin' half of this in the dark, I'm raising the ranking to 'moderate plus' (somewhat below difficult). This should not be your first exercise of spring. And shouldn't be the first time you've ever walked by flashlight, either. You've got enough notice, you can go out in your back yard and practice... ;-))

Because the 'summit' juts out into the gorge, the views of the gorge are spectacular.

The goal is to see both the sunset in the west at 9:01 PM and the nearly full moon rise above the trees in the east at 8:07 PM. The moon will be rising above the rim of the gorge (rising at 100 degrees; just South of due East), but still likely behind trees at the 'official' moonrise time, so we should just get to be seeing the 97% full moon as the sun goes away. Plan to spend an hour or so at the top.

What to bring:
Headlamp/flashlight and extra batteries. Headlamps work MUCH better than flashlights. I'll pick up some new inexpensive headlamps for $5 and have them available for you to buy. They're nothin' special, but they work fine and are kinda nice to have around the house or on car camps, etc. Bring 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries (depending on which headlamp you decide on).
trail shoes or boots. As we'll be coming down in the dark, your footing will be less sure, so go a little bit more sturdy.
Hiking/trekking poles are a pretty nice thing to have in the dark, too.
Water (about 1-2 quarts),
snackage/dinner and maybe some summit treats for you and your fellow hikers.
Your own personal First aid kit
Clothes for when it gets a little cooler as the sun sets... We had stunningly good weather for the last one I led; don't count on Oregon being sweet to us every time we do this... Maybe even a little fleece in case there's a breeze.

A bit of rain gear might be a good idea as an Oregon precaution. Remember, the temp. will drop roughly 10 degrees between the "heat" of the day and when we get back to the cars.

As always in Oregon, dress for those 'variable weather conditions'. It sucks being too cold, hot, wet... Go ahead, ask me how I know.... ;-))

Might want to bring extra socks, comfy shoes, and a fresh top for the ride home -whew!

There will be about 25 people on this hike, so let's be organized so we can keep things flowing.

As we'll be coming down in the dark this is not a dog friendly hike. Sorry puppy lovers, gotta leave 'em home this trip.

I expect we'll be back to Gateway about 11:00 pm or so.

Oh, and just a couple more things; ya gotta sign the waiver -and- agree to the RSVP policy....
All members must read and accept the Liability Waiver-Assume Risk-Indemnify- Club Rules policy (click on "about us" to locate). Then on your personal page for this group (click on the "members" tab, then on your profile) if you haven't agreed to them, click on 'edit' and change the answers to yes. Hey, Joanne's a slave driver!! Ever seen her mad? Uff Da!!

See you on the 22nd!!

Keith

Additional Info for all hikes, from Joanne - organizer:

10 Essentials (always a good idea to bring)

  1. Whistle
  2. lighter/waterproof matchesfire starter
  3. Map
  4. Compass (optionally supplemented with a GPS receiver)
  5. Knife
  6. Extra food and water (energy bar or gel)
  7. Extra clothes (hat, socks, gloves)
  8. Headlamp (outdoor)/ flashlight - (with extra bulb and batteries)
  9. First aid kit - it is a smart item to carry.
  10. Emergency shelter (solar blanket, garbage bag, tarp)

Carpooling to Trail head: Carpools normally form at the Gateway parking garage where we will meet before the hike.  If you prefer to carpool with others to Gateway, please feel free to use the comments section for this event to let people know and make arrangements.

CARPOOLING: Suggested mileage donation of 15 cents/mile/person or $8-$10 for this trip.  Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for inability to contribute.  Thanks!

Notice about the waiting list: The waiting list is manual for this hike which means that you won't be automatically placed on the trip when a spot opens up.  In fact anyone can grab an open spot.   To give those of you on the waiting list a better chance to grab a spot, as soon as I see the opening I will send an e-mail to all wait-listed folks.  The first person that responds by grabbing the spot gets on the trip.  If you are not successful on finding a spot on this trip, I want to thank you for your interest and encourage you to check back for future hikes.  Remember that we are always looking for new event leaders so that more people can have opportunities to participate.  Let us know if you want to volunteer to lead an event!

NO GUESTS PLEASE! only group members are allowed to RSVP, so if you want someone to join you have them join our meetup group and RSVP for this event under their own name.

Everyone must agree to the Group's Liability Agreement/Waiver. Your profile must show that you have read and agreed and you will sign a paper copy at the start of the event. If you need to fix your profile, there are step-by-step instructions on the Discussion board for this group - second message from the top.  People who sign up without the necessary agreement in their profile will be removed from the trip.

 

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great

    July 3, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Nice hike and nice people. Was a very cool, new, and unique experience for me to hike in the dark. Thanks Keith for organizing! Glad we did not lose anyone!

    June 23, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Great to meet so many nice people and Keith does an excellent job working with everyone.. Thanks Keith...

    June 23, 2013

  • Bill B.

    An adventure.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Alison D.

    It was a lovely hike. Thanks, Keith and Joanne.

    June 23, 2013

  • Keith W.

    Thanks everyone for making it a great trip. And special thanks to those of you who helped out others with equipment or other issues on the way. I appreciate it!

    June 23, 2013

    • Gerrie P.

      Yes, Keith, thanks so much for organizing this. Great job!!

      June 23, 2013

  • Kate M.

    We had an outstanding time -with cheer, great company and a cameo appearance of the super moon- gracious host and well organized group for a large night hike. Thanks so much to both our trip leaders Keith and Joanne !

    June 23, 2013

  • Katrina

    Adding comment for Dave, he wont be able to make it tonight and does not have computer access to update the rsvp. Can you please update so someone on waitlist can attend. Thank you.

    June 22, 2013

    • Joanne

      The RSVP's closed at 4 so people can't sign up - but I will try and add someone if the let me know in the next 15 minutes - hopefully Keith has his smart phone so he knows about this.

      June 22, 2013

    • Katrina

      Thank you Joanne !

      June 22, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Thanks Joanne. By the way, I wont be able to make Gateway but will by the Barbur Station @ 6:00pm. If anyone needs a ride from Barbur, let me know...

    June 22, 2013

    • Joanne

      Jeff - Keith is running the hike so you need to coordinate with him. People need to meet at the Gateway station for multiple reasons - one is that is when everyone signs the liability agreement. It is also when Keith can get an idea of who has shown up and have a head count. It is on your way to the hike site. So unless you have made other arrangements with Keith - please plan to be at Gateway by 6:30 even if you stop at Barbur first.

      June 22, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Thanks for the input Joanne.. I should have ample time to get to Gateway on the way to the trailhead. My return trip from Angel Rest will by pass Gateway.

      June 22, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Keith, can you email me your phone # too. I hope traffic isn't bad. Going west, hwy 26 was bad right now, and not sure if it will be bad later, too....thanks! Linda

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - my knee is messed up and I can't make

    June 22, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Looking forward to tonight. What a beautiful day to hike Angels Rest.....

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm looking for a carpool from NW! Please let me know if I can jump in. [masked]

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working today, not wrapping up until 8pm. Disappointed I can't make it now.

    June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I have some contact phone number in case of not seeing the group and not knowing anybody in the group yet.

    June 22, 2013

    • Keith W.

      Natasha: -- there will be a group of 25 people milling around in the SE corner of the parking structure -- you won't miss us. But will e-mail you my number so you have it. Keith

      June 22, 2013

  • Jeff B.

    Does 6:30pm represent the time to be at the trailhead?

    June 21, 2013

    • Joanne

      If it says Gateway is the meeting place - then you can assume the start time is when everyone meets at Gateway.

      June 22, 2013

    • Keith W.

      If you're meeting us at the trailhead, add about 30 minutes -- so ~7PM at the trailhead.

      June 22, 2013

  • Mike N

    Really wanted to do this hike but something urgent came up. 1 spot open now. Everyone have fun and see you at the next hike.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do I have a chance to be in this event if I am the last (16th in waiting list)? Natasha

    June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Joanne. Understood :)

      2 · June 15, 2013

    • Keith W.

      And you got in!

      June 16, 2013

  • Joanne

    Folks - don't hold a spot on this hike if you are not 100% sure you are going - we have 16 people on the waiting list. If you are signed up for this hike and you don't show up - you may find yourself removed from this group - so please change your RSVP to not going if you aren't 100% committed to going and give someone else a chance to go.

    June 15, 2013

    • Joanne

      (It's OK to wait and see how the weather is - but you should have a good idea 2-3 days out and decide by then.)

      June 15, 2013

    • Jeff B.

      Thanks for the reminder. I checked my cal and I am 100% committed.. Looking forward to meeting everyone...

      1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Jeff I would like to connect with you for this & thanks a hole lot Prentice, I will be at Gateway.

    June 14, 2013

  • becky r.

    Hi Jeff,
    I live close to barbur station and would love to catch a ride with you......Becky

    June 14, 2013

  • Peter M.

    Umm, what's wrong with having a dog on the way back in the dark?

    May 22, 2013

    • Joanne

      It is up to the organizer of a hike to determine whether dogs are or aren't going to be allowed on a hike. If you want more dog oriented hikes, please consider volunteering to lead the hikes. Contact me, Joanne, the organizer.

      May 29, 2013

    • Peter M.

      Nah, it's all good, I was just asking about the logic behind it, as my dog sees better at night than me.. but like you said it's up to the organizer...

      May 29, 2013

  • Keith W.

    Dogs on leashes on a narrow trail in the dark is a recipe for danger. It will be difficult enough without having that added dimension. Sorry, humans only.

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • KRIS

    Yes!

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea!

    May 23, 2013

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