RE: [hiking-309] The Hiking group
Monday, August 10, 2009 10:23 PM
put up a poll to gauge interest in some ideas I've been kicking around: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-309/polls/198890/.
If you're interested in any of them, it's in your best interest to let me know
as I'll be planning trips based on the response I get.
It is now
more than 2 years since we started the Bend Hiking group. Over that time the
group has grown to almost 300 members and we have organized more than 70
hikes. To accommodate some of the wide range of interests and abilities in the
group we are planning to organize a wider variety of hikes in the future. In
addition to the "mainstream" hikes we have started to add some more advanced
backpacking trips that are intended for more experienced hikers. Molly has led
a couple of these and she will continue to add trips over the Summer and Fall.
Todd West will also organize some more advanced trips - maybe including some
In future, we will grade the hikes so that you can
judge which ones you feel comfortable with. The grading system for non-Winter
hikes will be:-
Easy - suitable for all experience levels. 3-4 miles.
Possibly an evening hike. No scrambling. Example - Shevlin
Moderate - a short day trip suitable for most people. No
scrambling but may be around 8 miles with up to 1000 feet of ascent. Example -
Green Lakes, Gray Butte, Glacial Lake at Broken Top.
Difficult - a full
day trip suitable for fit hikers only. May be more than 10 miles and may
involve over 2000 feet of ascent. May involve some rough terrain or
scrambling. Examples - Mt Bachelor, Camp lakes, Mill Creek.
Difficult - a very long day hike (more than 10 hours) with more than 15 miles
of hiking and more than 3000 feet of ascent and possibly some serious
scrambling. Or - an overnight backpacking trip to a remote destination.
Examples - South Sister, Middle Sister, Wilderness Backpacking.
"mainstream" hikes will mostly fall into the Moderate or Difficult category.
Before signing up for a "Most Difficult" category hike or backpack you
should have hiked at least twice with the group, you must be well equipped and
the group leader must feel confident that you are capable of completing the
hike. Please read the descriptions carefully and don't sign up for hikes
beyond your ability. We don't want any
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