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New Meetup: Goodman Creek

From: Chad
Sent on: Monday, May 24, 2010 7:29 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Eugene Hiking & Camping Meetup Group!

What: Goodman Creek

When: Sunday, June 13,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Albertsons @ Hilyard & E 30th
3075 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405

Goodman Creek is a great little hike, not too far out from Eugene in a nice old growth forest. This is a great novice hike, about 4 miles roundtrip and relatively gentle. Although the guidebook claims 300 feet of vertical elevation, they are full of lies and trickery, expect more like 800 ft. Still though, there are no long ardurous climbs and it's an easier hike than Pisgah or the Butte.

We'll take off at 10am and head to the trailhead about 40 minutes away. The hike meanders above and along Goodman Creek, ending up near some beautiful but small waterfalls were we will stop for a nice lunch. It's a very scenic and accessible hike, however be warned that if it's been raining you can expect a lot of mud, so dress appropriately. Also there is one small creek to cross, however it's less than ankle deep and there are some logs that can be used to skip the water.

Assuming we depart at 10, we should be back in Eugene by 2 or so, plenty of time to unwind before the work week and finish up all that pesky laundry.

Learn more here:
http://camping.meetup.com/162/calendar/13585371/

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