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TOTAL MILES: 7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1000 ft
PACE: “Nice and Easy” (2+ mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 5 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass (drivers)
**RSVPs will open at 7:00pm on tonight**
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 100 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $10.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
The hiker bridge is IN for the season, so let’s take advantage and hope that the non-stellar forecast for Sunday (mostly cloudy with a chance of rain) keeps the crowds away, which is their loss as this is a pretty hike, rain or shine. Once across the bridge we'll do the clockwise loop and follow Ramona Creek to Ramona Falls, where we’ll stop for pictures and snacks. After the falls we’ll follow the Sandy River trail back to our cars and home and hopefully a stop along the way for a well deserved post hike bite and beer.
Be sure to bring along an extra layer as it tends to get downright cold at the falls.
Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear (you never know)
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• Insect repellant
• The 10 essentials*
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Camera (optional)
*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.