April 12, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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So let's give this another try. There are only so many weekends before the snow melts out too much for this. But I think this timing will given the trailhead roads some time to melt out at least to the point of only a couple miles of road walking to a trailhead, I would hope. There are other options we could consider if needed.
In any case, there don't need to be a lot of details. Though I should mention that this will not be an easy weekend. It's not a peak summit, but it is a lot of backcountry wandering around with the possibility of very varying conditions. The main details are just that we get out to the trailhead Friday evening, hike all day up to the PCT to South Cinder on Saturday, and then bomb our way back down to the trail we took in early enough Sunday to make it back to Portland for maybe some dinner and brews if anyone feels up to it.
I live in an area that is good for weekend parking as it is a quiet neighborhood, so we can carpool from my place, or plan to meet at Gateway or Sunset if that works better depending on who is going. So who's in? ~Gnarly
Also, here is the trip I did in 2010. I am thinking we would do the blue "planned route" that we didn't do last time. (I can e-mail this to anyone that would like the higher resolution bmp file)