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

Sunset - 4:34 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.

    After a bit of sidetracking... finally found the ACTUAL trail!! *Grin* As with most things, you have to actually do it, to get an idea of what other things you want to add to your list of 'must haves'... a dry sweatshirt to put on up top, DEFINITELY!!!

    December 14, 2012

  • Cathie O.

    On my way!

    December 12, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      Whooooooo Hooooooooo! I FINALLY made one! Think it went OK... nothing is screeeeaming at me (thaaaank you, pain patch!)... but, haven't gotten out of bed yet... *Grin* Am definitely going next week! And THIS time, I won't have to follow the stupid GPS, so I'll be on time! Yaaaaaay!!!

      December 13, 2012

  • Janel L.

    Hey! New here, this sounds like a lot of fun! See you this wednesday.

    1 · December 6, 2012

    • Janel L.

      Sorry to say I'm getting over a cold and probably won't make it tomorrow, but I will plan on next week - hope to meet you all then.

      December 12, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      Awwww... sorry to hear that! Feel better! Traditional Medicinals makes wonderful herbal teas for colds and their symptoms. Gypsy Cold Care, and Cold Care PM are 2 particularly good ones. There are also ones for separate symptoms, and adding local honey is good for a cold too. They have a colds sampler box that's good to try them out.

      December 12, 2012

  • Julie P.

    I live in Albany. Does anyone want to car pool?

    December 10, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      It will be wonderful, to see you again, Julie! That will be great motivation for me to make it!

      December 10, 2012

  • Matthew H.

    I may see you all at the top, or possibly cross paths as I make my way up there later than the meeting time. I've missed too many of the hikes lately due to work, and I have been missing it.

    December 8, 2012

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