Planning meeting next Tuesday, Jan 01, 2013 @ 5:00pm
Where: Momo Bar Maximo
725 SW 10th ave, Portland, OR 97205
IF YOUR GOING ON THE TRIP, PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETING SO WE ALL KNOW WHO IS GOING TO BE THERE AND CAN PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION AND THE ITINERARY.
Lets hike the Deschutes River Trail east of The Dalles. The whole trip is about 23 miles from the Deschutes River Recreation Area near the mouth of the river to Macks Canyon Camp. There are many boat in campsites we could use. There is a BLM mapset here. Click on "The River" at the top and then it's maps 8, 9, 10.
BLM requires a firepan or fire blanket at rock ring campsites.
We could start at either end, but a rough itinerary could be:
Saturday leave Portland approx. 7am and drop off a shuttle car @ the Recreation Area. Drive to Maupin, then Mack's Canyon and start the hike approximately noon.
Camp near the Railroad Car on this field guide entry:
Sunday hike to the water tower or beyond and
Monday finish at Deschutes River Recreation Area and shuttle back to our vehicles and then post hike brews/pizza at Double Mountain in Hood River, perhaps?
There is no parking fee or pass required at Mack's Canyon, but there is a $5/day fee at Deschutes River Rec. Area.
Total mileage is approx 23 miles and approx elevation gain is 750 ft.
Hope everyone is down for this awesome weekend! Lets hope the weather is great! The BLM guy told me that in the winter this area is the best weather in the state at any given time!