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Last Minute Hamilton Mountain Loop
Start/End point: Hamilton Mountain Trailhead Distance: 7.5 miles High point: 2,438 feet Elevation gain: 2100 feet which is all forest and has a well maintained trail. Difficulty: Moderate Permit: Discover Pass Driving Distance: 75 miles RT Let's do a quick hike close to Portland while there is sun. We will hike up Hamilton Mountain and down Hardy Creek which is less used. We will stop for a quick bite on the ridge line before heading down an old fire road for about 1 mile, then turning left to the Hardy Creek trail junction. CARPOOLING: We will organize carpooling at gateway when we meet on Tuesday. Please be on-time for a prompt departure. Total round trip driving distance is about 75 miles. We suggest a gas donation of 10 cents/mile/person. Exact change makes it easier to divide among drivers. Nobody will be turned around for their inability to contribute. My Style: I normally hike at a pace of 2.5-3 mph depending on terrain, keeping safety as a priority while managing to have some fun along the way. There will be photo opportunities, snack/water breaks, and a lunch break at the ridge line. Necessities: Please make sure you bring the ten essentials (see below). Ten Essentials: 1) Navigation ( map, compass, awareness of route) 2) Sun protection-sunscreen and glasses 3) Insulation ( extra clothing, layers) 4) Illumination (headlamp or flashlight, extra batteries) 5) First aid supplies 6) fire ( waterproof matches, lighter, candles) 7) Knife, tools 8) Nutrition ( extra food) 9) Hydration ( extra water) 10) Emergency whistle Please understand that that you are responsible for your safety and preparedness, know your abilities and limitations. My goal is to get everyone up and down the mountain without injury but this requires you to know your limits. If we do this we will have an amazing day.

Gateway Transit Center Parking Garage

1200 NE 99th Avenue · Portland, OR

Respond by: 11/20/2018

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    Please remember that all of our hike leaders are volunteers,vetted and approved, and although we make an effort to be sure our hikes are safe as well as fun, you are ultimately responsible for yourself. While we encourage members to be active making friends and connections using the discussion board, be aware that these hikes aren't official PHMG hikes. If you're interested becoming an official hike leader in out group, contact the organizers.

    This group is for people who enjoy hiking, being outdoors, and socializing. We explore Oregon and Washington from the Coast to Mt. Hood, from Eastern Oregon to the San Juan Islands, from Three Sisters to Goat Rocks. The Gorge is a favorite and frequent destination as is Forest Park. We do outdoor activities year round for all skill levels, everything from 4 mile strolls to 20 mile expeditions, summer camping to winter snow shoeing, and some pretty soggy hikes in between. All for the enjoyment of hiking, being outdoors, and meeting new people. Beginners, experts, locals, and new transplants are welcome. Join us in our next adventure.

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