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Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike - 12/5/2012

Sunset - 4:35 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: [u]don't go alone unless you know the trail well[/u].)

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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  • Cathie O.

    Dang it, Appliance Guy NEVER showed up!! Not only didn't my dryer and fridge get fixed, I had to miss the hike! Grrrrrrr...

    December 5, 2012

  • BobM

    Sorry still at work and will miss my first meetup.

    December 5, 2012

  • Joseph W.

    I'm gonna have to cancel for tonight. I don't think I'm going to have enough sleep before work today. Have a good hike and maybe see you next time.

    December 5, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      Awwwww, that's a shame. Am still hoping appliance guy gets hee closer to 1! Think good thoughts!. Was hoping to see another person I've met, besides Isaac. You must work 12s... that's brutal. Get some good sleep.

      December 5, 2012

  • Cathie O.

    I have the appliance guy coming that afternoon, and, as most of them do, the appt time is 1-4, not an actual time. So, hopefully, he'll get there during the first part of the 1-4!

    Sandor, I would, but my car is brand new, and I am barely letting MYSELF back in the car, after hiking... even with that, I am making myself take off outer layer of pants, and change shoes! If it was my van... which has seen maaany kids and dogs... no problem.... but I don't like to take it very far out, as it's 15 years old, and has already stranded me once.

    December 3, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      Think good thoughts that he makes it there more towards 1!! I had friends think 'car is invisible to other buyers', when I wanted THE car I wanted to purchase, but wouldn't have the funds for a week, and the dealership wouldn't hold it. Not saying whether it works for sure (OK, *I* believe it does!! *Grin*), but, the 'they're flying out of here' car was still there a week later!! And, is now in my DRIVEWAY!!!

      December 3, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      "To the Green Blueberry!" (Only Psych fans will get that... hehehehehehehehehehe)

      Oh, it's a hybrid... that's the 'green' part... *Grin* (my youngest says someday someone will find that funny.... ha ha ha...)

      December 3, 2012

  • Sandor L.

    Can anyone give some college students, friends of my cousins, a ride to this one from campus or Eugene bus station picking up 3:15? They're just here for one term and leaving Saturday and have never hiked Spencer Butte. I have to work so I cannot make it. They're from Hawaii and have been having their first taste of living on the Mainland.

    December 2, 2012

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