August 5, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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This event is part of Try Vegan Week 2012.
Join an avid vegan hiker/backpacker for a short, beautiful hike just for vegans and their vegan-curious friends! We'll meet at Gateway transit center at 10am and carpool to the Bridge of the Gods Trailhead . From there we will walk up the PCT for a while before turning to visit one of my favorite waterfalls. There we will stop for lunch and to socialize.
I thought it might be fun to discuss our favorite vegan trail snacks and also how to find vegan hiking and backpacking gear. The hike is rated easy at about 4.4 miles round trip and 700 feet of elevation gain. Driving distance is about 35 miles from Portland. RSVP and mention if you can give someone a ride or need a ride. We may need to get forest passes too. Bring lunch, water, and a few bucks for drivers.
Call or text[masked] if you have any trouble finding us at Gateway or if you plan to just meet at the trailhead.
See you there!
Notes: I think there is still construction happening on I-5 south, so please plan accordingly.
Please come prepared to contribute some dollars to your driver. I recommend $5-7 per person for gas and to defray the cost of the parking pass. Each car needs a NW Forest Pass. If you have one, please bring it. Otherwise, we will make a stop at the BiMart on Halsey and 122nd before heading out of town.
Location: The southeast corner of the parking garage at Gateway Transit Center. Please note that the address is NOT 99th and Glisan, as it might say on Mapquest. The parking garage is on 99th Ave north of Glisan, across from Fred Meyer and next to the health clinic and the MAX. Lots of hiking groups meet at this location, so if there are multiple groups, just as for Viva la Vegan or Try Vegan Week.
Food/water: Please bring snacks/lunch for yourself and at least a couple quarts of water. It should be in the 80s. We won't be stopping on the way.
Clothing: You will be much more comfy in synthetics than cotton. The forecast is sunny and 81 degrees. Please no open toed shoes. Bring sunblock and a hat or sunglasses (or both). Remember, this is Oregon, and the weather can be unpredictable. Even if the weather looks sunny, bring an extra layer and a rain jacket if you have one just in case.
See you all Sunday!