Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike 05/14/2014

Sunset - 8:30 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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  • Chris

    Fantastic! So much fun.

    May 17

  • Lou B.

    Bill how many time lapse cameras are you going to have going this evening, 1 , 2 , 3 ? or are you going to go very early and have a camera at the top on the southern end , to show all who make the top.

    1 · May 14

  • Emily W.

    Looking forward to my 1st meet up with this group! I don't get off work until 7 but I'll find the group at the top.

    1 · May 14

  • Bill B

    McMenamins High Street is pretty nice. Happy hour starts at 10, so we could hang around on top and watch the moonrise.

    1 · May 11

    • Matthew H.

      Good point. With the hikes getting over later, we might want to keep in mind what time some places we like to eat at close. I personally like a little variety, and have been trying to find some new places I haven't eaten at before. Turtles is good, and I do like their food and service. Just something different every once in awhile is good.

      May 11

  • Lou B.


    1 · May 11

    • Matthew H.

      Always enjoyed the food there. Hoping the service is good. The last three times I have been there have all been good.

      May 11

  • Matthew H.

    It will be a full moon as well. Should be great for the hike down. Any suggestions for new places to try afterwards, in regards to restaurants?

    May 11

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