Explore trails that lead to the sapphire lakes, pinnacle studded ridges and flowered mountain slopes of the Mount Margaret Backcountry. This rugged and spectacular portion of the Monument can see effects of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The lateral blast, a hot stone filled wind, shattered trees and swirled around peaks and basins as it toppled thousands of acres of pristine forest. We’ll be taking a 25 mile loop around this wonderful area.
Date(s) July 19 to 21st
DIFFICULTY RATING: Strenuous
TOTAL MILES: 25 miles,
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 18 hours
ELEVATION GAIN: 8,000 ft elevation gain
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 8:30 pm July 21st
WEATHER FORECAST: clear
DOGS: Yes or no No
PERMITS: Northwest Forest Pass, etc
$$$: Bring money if you want to join us for food/libations afterwards
Suggested donation for outing: $3.00 to help pay for the site. Non members are not allowed. Showing up without signing up is not allowed.
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 320; we suggest a mileage donation of 25 cents/mile/vehicle (split by the number of people in the vehicle.) Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. –
Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Enthusiasm for early 6:00 am starts and long days!