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Siouxon Creek Hike. Mt. St. Helens area

  • Mar 1, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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This hike will take you along Siouxon Creek and you will get a magnificent view of the creek and waterfalls along the wal.We will keep a nice, steady pace (2-2.5mph). We will go at a pace where people are comfortable at. If you are one of these hikers that do not make frequent stops to enjoy the scenery, this hike may not be right for you Please be in at least reasonable shape. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this hike.

This will be my first lead for NWW this year (2014). It has been a while and I am looking forward to it. I want to start this year with an easy hike.

The RSVP will open on February 22, 2014 Saturday 8:00am.

After the hike, we can treat ourselves to dinner close by the place.

Here is the web link for more info:

http://nwhiker.com/GPNFHike49.html

Hiking time: Approx 4-6 hours depending on the pace.















Distance: 8.4 miles round trip (out and back)















Elevation gain: 400 feet (cumullative gain and loss)

NW Forest Pass is required







Difficulty: easy to moderate.

Bring: 2 liters of water, ten essentials: According to the Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, the ten essentials are:[3]

Map

Compass (optionally supplemented with a GPS receiver)

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Extra food

Extra water

Extra clothes

Headlamp / flashlight

First aid kit

Fire starter (matches, chemical heat tabs, canned heat, or a magnesium stick)[4]

Knife

, good hiking boots, good hiking pole(s) (you need them for balance, descending, and not hard on your knees(of course it is optional)), non cotton clothing, sun screen, lunch, snacks.  Please plan accordingly.

If you need transportation out to the Siouxon Creek Trailhead, the first meeting place will be at 99th Street Transit Center (8:00AM):

99th Street Transit Center: I-5 North to Exit 5 to 99th St. on Washington side. Turn left onto NE 99th St. Take the 1st left onto NE 7th Ave Destination will be on the right

If you do not want to meet at 99th Street Transit Center, here is the direction to Siouxon Creek Trailhead:

Direction: From Interstate 5, turn east at Woodland onto State Route 503 and drive about 23 miles, heading south on SR 503 to Chelatchie. Turn left (east) at the country store onto NE Healy Road, which soon becomes Forest Road 54. Drive 9 miles on the road and turn left onto FR 57, then in 1.25 miles turn left onto FR 5701. In less than 1 mile, the road switches back sharply to the right. As you drive out of this corner, look for the first Siouxon trailhead on the left (north) side of the road (Lat:[masked] Lon:[masked])

Amboy, WA is the nearest town.

Suggested donation of 10-13 dollars to carpool drivers.

 If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice. Of course, having a good time.

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 trailhead 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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  • Chatchay Montagne S.

    What a wonderful day hiking in one of may favorite areas. We had snow coming down. The waterfalls looks gorgeous. The people are wonderful and enthusiastic. A special birthday wish to one of the member. Thank you everyone for coming out and making this outing magnificent. I will see you on a next outdoor adventure.

    Chatchay de la Montagne

    2 · March 3, 2014

  • Miae

    I am gateway.sorry about confusion.

    March 1, 2014

  • Miae

    It would be too late to go there from portland now. Have a good time.

    1 · March 1, 2014

    • Chatchay Montagne S.

      We had great time yesterday. See you on a next outdoor adventure. Thanks.

      March 2, 2014

  • Chatchay Montagne S.

    We are not at Gateway Transit Center. We are in Washington State. :-)

    March 1, 2014

    • Chatchay Montagne S.

      Do not get confused because it says 99th street.

      March 1, 2014

    • Miae

      Please do not wait for me. Have fun. I am going home.

      1 · March 1, 2014

  • Chatchay Montagne S.

    I would like to remind you of tomorrow's hike. The weather forecast calls for 30% chance of rain. Mostly overcoast.

    http://www.storm247.com/weather/117605064#day=0

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Amboy+WA+USWA0010

    Please dress according to the weather forecast.

    Please tell me where are you going to meet at. The 99th Street Transit Center or Siouxon Creek Trailhead?

    Once we all meet, we can arrange carpool from there. I anticipated not waiting more than 10 minutes. I do have NW forest pass.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to message me. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this event. Thanks.

    Chatchay

    February 28, 2014

    • Deborah

      Hey y'all, I'll be meeting up at the 99th St lot. Would love to jump in someone's car. Dream well.

      March 1, 2014

  • Keri

    Hello all, I live in Oregon City and will meet you at the 99th Street Transit Center. I'd love to catch a ride if possible. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Varrun A.

    Hi guys .... meetup description says nw forest pass required...how do I obtain a nw forest pass? Can I get it by tomorrow?

    February 28, 2014

  • Cathryn

    Hey all. Have car & happy to drive, but don't have chains, if those end up being required.
    I did just buy a NW Forest Pass & will have that tomorrow, to use in my car or someone else's if I end up not driving. Varrun, you can buy them at any REI store.

    February 28, 2014

    • Chatchay Montagne S.

      I do not think we need a chain because I was there recently. thanks

      February 28, 2014

    • B.G

      I agree don't think chains are required; tomorrows forecast just calls for some wet snow.

      1 · February 28, 2014

  • B.G

    Take my spot

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • jeremiah

    Are you sure you can reach the trailhead? Might be snow like last year?

    February 26, 2014

  • Chatchay Montagne S.

    According to my GPS, it is about 9.3 miles round trip. Close to 10 miles.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Chatchay Montagne S.

    Awesome. Thanks.

    February 22, 2014

  • B.G

    I have heard so much about this place, good thing there was an open slot :-)

    February 22, 2014

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