Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike 04/23/2014

Sunset - 8:05 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 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


    A wet one! But it was warm enough that it wasn't too bad, and not raining very hard. Ya'll shouldn't wimp out next time!

    1 · April 24, 2014

    • Chris

      Glad it was a good hike though

      April 24, 2014

    • Bill B

      Actually, this wasn't a good first time hike. You really need good rain gear and polyester, not cotton, clothing, to hike in cold weather rain. But next week should be great, according to the forecast. See you then.

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    I made the mistake of thinking I had changed my RSVP before heading out of town today. Sorry for not doing so in time, Bill. Hope you still had a good hike.

    April 24, 2014

  • Chris

    Yeah I chickened out and I'm glad to hear it's not just me.

    April 23, 2014

  • Lou B.

    Too wet.

    April 23, 2014

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