Greenleaf Falls, near Table Mtn. in the Gorge
Date: November 25, 2012, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
TOTAL MILES: 8.2 miles
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5 hours, depending on party size
ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 1,300 vertical feet
Route Description: Moderate 8.2 mile out-and-back with 1,300 feet of elevation gain. Join us on this seldom-done forest hike to Greenleaf Falls at the base of Table Mountain. The turnaround point is Greenleaf Falls, a pretty, but seldom visited, as it really isn't on the way to anywhere. If we can cross the stream at the Falls, 100 yards further along, we will view a huge rockslide from the mid-90s. You will also see Sacagawea and Papoose Rocks from the trail. From this side, this rock formation looks like its namesake.
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 5 PM
WEATHER FORECAST: Rain, mainly before 10am. High near 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
$$$: Suggested donation for outing: $2.00.
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is approximately 55 miles; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/rider. Exact change is welcome.
Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip.
Directions to Carpool: We will meet at the carpool site in Vancouver at the Fred Meyers on Mill Plain and I-205. Take the Mill Plain exit off I-205 and go one block east on Mill Plain to the Fred Meyer parking lot at the intersection of Mill Plain and Chkalov Drive. We will meet in the NE corner of the lot. We will travel from here to the trail head on the Washington side of the river.
If you have questions about the hike or what to bring, call Mike Newsham at[masked], [masked] . This cell number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
• Water (min 2 liters/person)
• Lunch and snacks.
• Water resistant hiking boots/shoes
• A water-resistant hat and gloves. Rain jacket and pants (even if sunny, ha, ha)
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary
• Headlamp or flashlight
• Matches (stored in a water tight container in addition to matches or a butane lighter)
• First aid supplies (be sure to include an extra day of any medication you are taking or might need
• Pocket knife
• Fire starter (can be candles, chemical fire starter, backpack size fire logs)
• $$ for gas
• Gloves or mittens, sun hat
• Trekking poles recommended
• Extra food