Devils Peak via Cool Creek Trail

Date: Sunday, October 20, 8:00 a.m.

Distance: 8.2 miles

Elevation Gain: 3200 feet

Peak Elevation: 5045 feet

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Dogs: No

$$: Requested 2 dollar donation, plus carpool money of 10 cents/mile

Looking for one last chance to get up high before the weather turns? Still in prime mid-summer hiking condition? Then this outing is for you. I'm not going to lie; it's a wee bit steep, especially at the beginning, but a lookout tower (and, obviously, views to look out on, particularly nearby Mt. Hood and the surrounding Salmon-Huckleberry wilderness) is your reward at the end. Alas, the copious rhodies will not be in bloom, but you can't have everything now, can you?

We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Gateway transit center. Please bring plenty of water, enough food, clothing appropriate for autumn (i.e. layers), 10 essentials, etc. If you have any questions about what to bring or about this hike, please contact me by email or at[masked], cell[masked]-7908.

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  • Matthew D.

    Thanks to all who came. I'm told the fog didn't burn off in Vancouver until 1:30 in the afternoon, so I guess we scored. And, after consulting both Sibley and Peterson, I'm 90% sure those three birds at the top were Northern Goshawks.

    October 21, 2013

  • Miae

    One of the best hikes of the year for me due to the stunning views. I had a great time. Thanks for organzing it, Mattew and thanks for driving, Tracy.

    October 20, 2013

  • Byron T.

    OOPS! I got the date wrong. I showed up Saturday, couldn't find the group, then went hiking by myself. I just now saw that the hike was this morning.

    October 20, 2013

  • Matthew D.

    I put 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the announcement, but of course, that is just a guess.

    October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to join

    October 19, 2013

  • Severt L.

    What time are you expecting to return to Gateway?

    October 18, 2013

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