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A Single Double--Beacon Rock and Wind Mt.

Hike:  Beacon Rock/Wind Mt.
Date: August 4, 2013
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
TOTAL MILES: Beacon Rock--1.8 miles RT.  Wind Mt.--2 miles RT
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: 3 hours total
ELEVATION GAIN: 1,720 feet
APPROXIMATE RETURN TIME: 3:00 PM depending on group size
WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny, with a high near 80.
DOGS: No dogs.
PERMITS: Beacon Rock-WA-Discover Pass (I have one of these)  Wind Mt.-none.
$$$: Bring money for gas and an optional Sierra Club donation.
Suggested donation for outing: $2.00.

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is approximately 60 miles. We generally suggest about 10 cents per mile per person subject to discussion with your driver.  Exact change is greatly appreciated.

Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from the $2.00 donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip.


DIRECTIONS TO CARPOOL: Note: We will meet at the carpool site at the Marshall Center, 1009 East McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA.  Park on the west side of the building, in the second row. There may be other cars in the lot, so be sure and write down my cell # below. Note: You should consider coming to this location to carpool, since we will be traveling east to the first trail head, Beacon Rock, on the Washington side of the river via WA State Highway 14.  We will then continue on WA HWY 14 to Wind Mt and return the same way.

If you have questions about the hike or what to bring, call Mike Newsham at[masked] [masked] . This cell number will work for communication purposes on the day of the hike.  Note-this is a carbon neutral outing, $.25/person from outings donation is used to offset carbon released for the trip

Route Description: 

Beacon Rock:  a Gorge Classic.  Not too long, but a steep trail with "railings."  Outstanding view from the top. 

Wind Mt.:  A little known steep trail with one of the Gorge's best views from a little-known viewpoint (think Indian Point).  The summit is sacred to the local tribes and access to the vision pits is prohibited.

WHAT YOU MAY NEED, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF
YEAR (recommended):

• Water (min 2 quarts/person)
• Lunch and snacks
• Water resistant hiking boots/shoes
• A water-resistant hat, Rain jacket and pants
• 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)

OTHER ITEMS (AS APPROPRIATE)
• Two or three light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as
necessary
• Gloves or mittens and stocking cap
• Trekking poles
• Extra food



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  • Wrennie N. W.

    Thanks for being so flexible with my lateness in arriving at Beacon Rock. I am just getting back into serious hiking after several years and thoroughly enjoyed both the hike and the people.

    August 6, 2013

  • kristin E.

    Thanks for the fun trip. It was terrific hiking with all of you and I hope to see you all again.

    August 5, 2013

  • Vicky Von D.

    It was. Very fun hiking with such nice people.

    August 4, 2013

  • Mike N.

    Despite my labeling this hike as Table Mt. in the body of the description, it really is Beacon Rock and Wind Mt.

    1 · August 3, 2013

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