Spencer's Butte Sunset Hike 02/10/10

Sunset time: 5:33 p.m.

To keep the group going, I've decided to set up a regular Spencer's Butte Sunset Hike every week on Wednesday evening. Each hike will officially leave about one hour before sunset, although you can start earlier or later and join the group at the top. I'm not going to cancel any hikes regardless of the weather. If you go on all of these, you'll be in shape before you know it! Don't wait for me or anyone else at the parking lot. Just leave at the designated time and we'll all meet at the top.

We'll take the main trail, so go straight ahead from the parking lot (don't take the trail on the left). Walk 1/2 mile and stay left at the trail junction. Then it's 1/2 mile to the top, with 800 feet elevation gain. It gets rocky near the top, so look for 3" round metal trail markers attached to the rocks.

Civil twilight, bright enough to see, only lasts about 30 minutes after sunset. So be sure to bring a headlamp or a flashlight, since we'll be walking the last part in the dark. For safety, please walk with at least one other person, and bring your cell phone. If you're the second to the last person, make sure the last person isn't left behind!

Getting together after the hike at a restaurant or bar is highly encouraged.

See you this Wednesday.

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  • susan t.

    Saffron, I think the food is affordable and if it helps I can split a plate with you.

    February 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in for an after-hike food/drink meetup. Sounds like a great way to close out the day.

    February 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun, I'm glad this is happening regularly.

    February 11, 2010

  • eli c.

    had a wonderful hike and had a really good time talking to all of you,
    thank you for letting me attend and I look forward to going again soon,

    February 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice quick evening hike with some new and familiar faces. The sunset was obscured by clouds but the swirling mist and fog at the top of the butte was nice.

    February 10, 2010

  • susan t.

    Next Wednesday the 17th, Spencer Butte hike, does anyone want to meet after for food and/or drinks? We met at the Old Pad once and it was convenient and accommodating. But if anyone has a place close by that they like, then lets talk. Susan

    February 10, 2010

  • susan t.

    What a nice way to get out of being holed up in a house waiting for the weather to get better! Nice exerting hike, but not so long as to be exhausting and unpleasant. A great way to spend a Wednesdays evening.

    February 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great workout. Good people. Invigorating weather.
    Loved it.

    February 10, 2010

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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