Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike - 12/19/2012

Sunset - 4:36 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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  • bridge

    Ive been wanting to go on one of these for ages. If I can get the day free can anyone give me a ride there ? I may or may not have money for gas to be honest, but I can try to borrow some if anyone can help

    December 19, 2012

  • Cathie O.

    Now that I have FINALLY made one, I am DETERMINED to come every time! It has just jumped to the top of my priority list! Though I have had more pain than usual (especially with the new patch I'm using), it hasn't been so horrible that I was incapacitated for dayssss... so, I am going to keep at it, and hopefully build up to where my body hardly hurts at all after the hike!

    Not sure I am remembering the right name (have memory problems too, so I am soooo sorry, if I have this wrong!), but I think it was Bill who had the walking poles? Could you give me the name, or link me to their site, of the company you told me about? I think a pair would really help my stability!

    December 16, 2012

    • Cathie O.

      My PT aid was verrrry excited, happy for me, and impressed that I not only did it, but made it to the top, and wasn't in horrible pain for days! Can't wait to tell my PT! *Grin*

      December 16, 2012

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