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TOTAL MILES: ~13 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1500 ft
PACE: “Quick” (~2.5 mph)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 7 hours
PERMITS: NW Forest Pass (drivers)
**RSVPs will open at 7:30pm Wednesday**
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 150 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $15.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
Starting from the East Crater TH we’ll take #48 to Junction Lake. We’ll hop onto #179 and follow it past Lemei Lake to Cultus Lake, where we’ll stop for a break. From here we’ll follow #34 as it climbs past Lemei Rock to a dynamite view of Mt Adams over Lake Wapiki. After this we’ll retrace our steps back downhill past Cultus Lake and follow #33 to the PCT, passing Clear, Deer, and Bear Lakes as we make our way back to Junction Lake and another break. From here it’s back to our cars and home and (hopefully) a stop along the way for a well-deserved post hike bite and beer.
The GPNF website says that the mosquitos are still out, so come prepared. Also, since we’re looking at a 1.5 to 2 hour drive on each side of this hike, I don’t expect to be back to Gateway any earlier then 9:00pm, so please RSVP accordingly.
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 to log in and RSVP, whether on the waiting list or not, gets the spot.
NO DOGS, please.
• 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!!!)
• Sunscreen & bug spray
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
*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.
What to bring: