Date: February 2, 2014
TIME: 8:30 AM Vancouver hikers (and any Portland hikers who find it easier to meet here), leave the Marshall Center at this time. 9:30 AM We will meet all the other Portland hikers in the big parking lot just beyond the Cracker Barrel Grocery, at 15036 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland OR 97231)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Easy
TOTAL MILES: 7 miles
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3-4 hours, depending on party size
ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately none Route Description: Join us on an exploration of Sauvie Island. This is an easy 7 mile round trip with no elevation gain. We will hike out to the light house on the north end of the island. We should see plenty of bird critters.
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 3:30 PM
WEATHER FORECAST: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.
PERMITS: $3.50 for a Sauvie Island Wildlife Area parking permit for each car. These can be purchased at the Cracker Barrel Grocery before the hike.
$$$: Suggested donation for outing: $2.00 for Sierra Club members and $4.00 for non-members. CARPOOLING: RT mileage is approximately 26 miles from Vancouver; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/rider. Exact change is welcome. NOTE: For most Portland hikers, we will meet you at 9:15-9:30 at the large parking lot on the other side of the Cracker Barrel Grocery at 15036 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231. For the Vancouver hikers, we will meet at the carpool site at the Marshall Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd. at 8:30 Park on the west side of the building (as you face the building from the street), in the first row. There may be other cars in the lot, so be sure and bring my cell # below. Portland hikers can meet here also instead of going to Sauvie Island if that’s more convenient.
Note-this is a carbon-neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon produced during the trip. If you have questions about the hike or what to bring, call Mike Newsham at[masked], [masked] This cell number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Water (min 2 liters/person)
• Lunch and snacks.
• Water resistant hiking boots/shoes • A water-resistant hat and gloves. Rain jacket and pants (even if sunny, ha, ha)
• Two or three layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Matches (stored in a water tight container in addition to matches or a butane lighter)
• First aid supplies (be sure to include an extra day of any medication you are taking or might need
• Pocket knife
• Fire starter (can be candles, chemical fire starter, backpack size fire logs)
• $$ for gas Optional:
• Sunscreen • Gloves or mittens, sun hat
• Trekking poles recommended
• Extra food