Spencer's Butte Weekly Sunset Hike - 5/15/2013

Sunset - 8:31 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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  • BobM

    Always a great hike; and what Awesome views the Butte offers. Can't wait to go again. Bill and Lou are awesome Hosts.

    May 16, 2013

  • Rusty A.

    It was great meeting new people and everyone was very friendly. I forgot to take a group photo though.

    May 15, 2013

  • Rusty A.

    It was great meeting everyone! I look forward to the next adventure hike. :)

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • BobM

    On the way & looking forward to this hike. The rain earlier should make a clear evening for some nice shots.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • barry

    Spent the afternoon having a root canal ... not up for hiking this evening :-(

    May 15, 2013

  • Kelly B.

    Nikki and I will not be there tonight

    May 15, 2013

  • Rusty A.

    I'll be there to join the pack. Will bring extra head lamps for those that might need one.

    May 14, 2013

  • BobM


    May 12, 2013

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