March 30, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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The last hike was awesome so let's do another one! Salmon River is another of my favorites out near Welches, OR (southwest of Mt Hood). It's an out-and-back hike, 8 miles round trip with ~1000 ft of elevation gain (compared with 850 on our last one). Note that most of the elevation gain is in the last mile or two. The first two-thirds of the trail travel through some old growth forest along the river (tons of moss-covered trees), and in the last third we'll ascend to a magnificent viewpoint which makes a great spot for lunch.
Let's meet at the same place as last time--NE corner of the Lloyd Center parking lot, across the street from Applebee's. The meeting time is a bit earlier than last time since the drive is a tad longer (1 hour) and so is the hike. This time I'll make sure I know how to find the freeway. :)