Horse Tail Falls to Triple Falls
DATE: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TIME: Meet at Marshall Center at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure.
DIFFICULTY RATING: Easy TOTAL MILES: 4.4 miles round trip ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3 hours
ELEVATION GAIN: Approximately 1,000 feet APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 3 PM Weather FORECAST: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 51. West southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
DOGS: Yes, have to be kept on a leash
$$$: Suggested donation for outing: $2.00 for members,
CARPOOLING: RT mileage is approximately 80 miles; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/rider. Exact change is welcome. Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip.
Route Description: This out-and-back hike is a water fall bonanza. We start at Horse Tail Falls; then pass behind Pony Tail Falls. Just before crossing the Oneonta Creek bridge, we will get a view down Oneonta Gorge, a small slot canyon. Then it’s on to Triple Falls, where we will eat lunch/brunch. We will then retrace our route back to the trail head. On the way back, we will take a look at the trail up to Hole-In-the-Rock on the Rock of Ages ridge, about 200 yards. This is a steep trail which probably isn’t in condition given the recent weather.
Directions to Carpool: Note: This is the Marshall Center in Vancouver, WA, and is not the Fred Meyers on Mill Plain and I-205. Where we used to meet. We will meet at the parking lot at the Marshall Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd. Park on the west or right side of the building as you face the building, in the second row. There will be other cars in the lot, so be sure and write down my cell # below.
If you have questions about the hike or what to bring, call Mike Newsham at (see above), [masked]This cell number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike.
If you have questions about the hike or what to bring, call Mike Newsham at (see above). This cell number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: • Water (min 2 liters/person) • Lunch and snacks. • Water resistant hiking boots/shoes • A water-resistant hat and gloves. Rain jacket and pants • Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary • Headlamp or flashlight • Whistle • Map • Compass • Matches (stored in a water tight container in addition to matches or a butane lighter) • First aid supplies (be sure to include an extra day of any medication you are taking or might need • Pocket knife • Fire starter (can be candles, chemical fire starter, backpack size fire logs) Optional: • Sunscreen, lots of sun screen (ha ha) • Gloves or mittens, sun hat (double ha ha) • Trekking poles recommended • Extra food