Hike location and date changed, due to weather forecast. Dog Mountain is also a challenging hike with spectacular views of the CRG. Total Elevation Gain 2820' Distance 6.9 miles Balsamroot, Paintbrush, and Lupine in May-June. We'll take the steep trail on the right side of the parking lot up to the lower viewpoint at 1600' and then the summit at 2920'. We'll return by the gentler Augspurger Trail. Be careful of poison oak on the lower slopes. Hood River forecast for tomorrow is 63 degrees with a 20% chance of rain. Salmon Butte will be reschedule to later in June. Hike involves 5 hour drive round trip. Expect around 4-5 hours for the hike for a total of 9-10 hours. We will carpool from Starbucks in the Cascade Village shopping area. Directions will be provided.