Severt's 1st PHMG Qualifier: Angel's Rest-Devil's Rest Lollipop Hike. This is Severt first qualifying hike to become a hike leader. My hats out to him, & with all the Confidence PHMG will be honored to have him as a leader. Severt I know you will do great!!
TOTAL MILES: 10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2770 ft
PACE: 2.5 mph
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 4-5 hours
PERMITS: None required
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 50 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $5.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!
We will meet up at the Gateway Transit Center in the SE corner of the Tri-Met Park & Ride at 10:00 am, arrange carpooling, and drive out to the Angel's Rest trailhead located off exit 28 on I-84.
We begin by climbing up Angel's Rest Trail #415 to Angel's Rest, take a brief break to take in the spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge and have a quick bite to eat, then continue on to Wahkeena Springs and the Devil's Rest trail junction. We will hike the Devil's Rest Trail #420C in a clockwise direction until it drops back down onto Angel's Rest where we'll continue back down the trail the way we came.
Once at the bottom, we'll admire the pretty lollipop shape our hike made on the GPS before heading back to Gateway!
For more information on this hike, please visit http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Angel%27s_Rest-Devil%27s_Rest_Loop_Hike
Members have the option to be notified when spots open up if a Meetup is full. Whoever responds first gets the open spot.
NO DOGS, please.
What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Three to five light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Traction devices (only a suggestion at this point)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle
• 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.