Announcing a new Meetup for Eugene Hiking & Camping Meetup Group!
What: Spencer's Butte Sunset Hike
When: August 4, 2009 7:30 PM
Spencer's Butte Park
85401 South Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Spencer's Butte has the best view of downtown Eugene. It should be a spectacular place to watch the sunset.
We'll leave the Spencer's Butte Parking lot promptly at 7:30 p.m. in order to make it to the top a little before sunset at 8:34 p.m.
If you'd like to leave earlier or later, we'll take the main trail, so go straight past the trail on the left near the parking lot. Walk 1/2 mile and turn left at the trail junction. Then it's 1/2 mile to the top, with 800 feet elevation gain.
The temperature at 8 p.m. should be about 79 degrees, dropping to 65 degrees at 11 p.m. with a 20% chance of thunderstorms (unlikely). Partly cloudy skies should make for a pretty sunset.
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.
If this hike works out well, we'll try to do it again next week.
Learn more here:http://camping.meetup.com/162/calendar/11019433/