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Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike 03/12/2014

Sunset - 7:14 p.m.

NOTE: Daylight Savings Time

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 unless you want to. Just leave at the designated time and we'll all meet at the top. (Note: don't go alone unless you know the trail well.)

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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  • Bill B
    This is the time lapse of the sunset.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Libby

    Hi- just joined & plan to come tonight. I know that you can have a dog on a leash on this trail. Is this acceptable with this group? Old mellow dog.

    March 12, 2014

    • Matthew H.

      Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well behaved. Thanks for asking first.

      1 · March 12, 2014

    • Libby


      March 12, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    I made it home late last night from my Crater Lake trip, but I still hope to make it for the hike. Hoping to enjoy the sunshine on the butte.

    March 12, 2014

  • Ken M.

    It's about time for me to come out of hibernation. It's supposed to be a nice day, for a change. I'll be starting the hike about half an hour early since I'm kind of out of shape, and I'll see everyone on top.

    March 11, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    If I get back from Crater Lake the day before, I will be there for the sunset hike. Otherwise I will change my RSVP.

    March 1, 2014

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