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Defiance ~ Starvation Loop


The weather looks good for the weekend and I need to prepare for Mount St. Helens.



This is popular loop hike in the gorge with good views, that will give you a good workout.See the description below. I don't hike as fast as some other leaders.  2 mph on the flats. There is very little flat terrain on this hike.


Breaks - 5 min/hr. and a lunch on the summit.

11.6 miles rt.

4940' elevation gain and loss.

7-8 hours round trip time.

This is a difficult hike. See description below.


http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Defiance-Starvation_Loop_Hike



I'd like to get an early start, so meet at 7am.


I've done this hike before, with and without snow. Not sure but, I doubt there will be any snow this weekend.



PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trail-head or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet all of you. It was a beautiful day in the gorge.

    October 19, 2013

  • Janice

    Great hike. Great pace. Great weather. Great people. I had a blast. Thanks guys :) Thanks Bruce for organizing.

    October 19, 2013

  • Scott

    Alarm didn't go off. Sorry about that. Hate flakes. Coffee or beer on me next time

    October 19, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    Ha , I post on some hikes that we will be going fast at 1 mph! 2 mph is a good pace.

    1 · October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you calling me slow? I have edited the description. This is a difficult hike.

    October 17, 2013

  • Poornima K.

    what is the round trip time if i am a slow hiker? And is this the Mt Hood area?

    October 17, 2013

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