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Little Badger Creek: 10 miles, 2,000’ gain, 4,080’ peak

Deer, elk, and coyote sign are likely, cougar sign possible, in a drier eastside hike along a stream, with spring flowers in full bloom. Bring binoculars and cameras. Pace no more than 1½ miles/hour (including breaks); optional brewpub après hike. Meet at 7:30am, back around 7:30pm. (Sunrise 5:31 sunset 8:45)

Posted 5/9/14, 5:00 PM

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thoroughly enjoyed this hike, leader, and all participants (even if we didn't connect much)... Very informative as I am still learning about the flora of Oregon~
    I hopefully will post a few of my photos in the next few days....
    Fabulous Day for a Hike!!!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Connie

    This was my first time hiking with a leader from this particular group, and it was great experience! The leader was not only a fun person to hike with, but Tom was also very knowledgable in his plant idetification skills as well as the history of the terrain. It was a great group of people, and a perfect day out hiking!

    1 · May 25, 2014

    • dara

      I can't wait to see some of your photos!

      May 25, 2014

    • Connie

      Yes, I will post some tomorrow probably around 5:30 ish pm. Just been very busy with work and school. Haven't even had time to download them from my camera yet. I will make a little time tomorrow to post some though.

      May 26, 2014

  • Mike

    Thanks Tom for a very informative and enjoyable hike- well the first four and a half miles anyway (just kidding).

    3 · May 25, 2014

    • Tom Lum F.

      ahahaha You're welcome, Mike! You did pretty well on that last 0.7 mile, 800 foot climb!

      1 · May 25, 2014

    • dara

      No one that summits Everest says it's fun! But feels very satisfying to accomplish. Great having you with us today mike.

      1 · May 25, 2014

  • dara

    Loved the unique combination of forested creek lowlands, burnt trees, manzanita and juniper drier areas, alpine flowers and interesting geological formations. Very cool. Also loved hearing everyone's stories, ideas, laughter. Hope some of the photographers will post their best pictures here on our site to share. Thanks Tom and everyone for a gorgeous full day

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Jean

    This was a great hike. Great bunch of people to hike with and Tom did a great job
    leading and enlightening us to the
    intricacies of nature. We enjoy the beauty,
    but today we dug deeper into the forest
    and got more details....like the play on words ; D

    2 · May 24, 2014

  • Connie

    hello Tom, how much cash should we bring for carpooling to and from the trailhead, because that's 240 miles total round trip driving miles correct.? I really need to ride with someone because I don't get good gas mileage in my vehicle. I am perfectly willing to share in the fuel cost. What do you suggest we allow for this $ ?

    May 23, 2014

    • Connie

      Okay thanks. I am so excited, I have not done this particular hike yet....I always enjoy new hikes!

      1 · May 23, 2014

    • Jean

      Wouldn't $.10/mile be $24?

      May 23, 2014

  • Connie

    P.s. I am also willing to bring coffee for the driver that I happen to ride with, and will help keep you awake on the drive. Not one of those people who snoozes the whole way home. lol!

    May 23, 2014

  • Tom Lum F.

    Here are some more details about the hike, and logistics...

    Temperatures will be in the 50s at the trailhead at 10 AM, warming into the low 60s at the turnaround, about 2 PM. We'll have mostly clear skies, and no rain is in the forecast. It should be an ideal day for a hike!

    Meet me on the sidewalk on NE 99th, just east of and outside the Gateway Park & Ride garage. Look for my RED 1994 Toyota Corolla Wagon at 7:30 AM Saturday morning. I am a thin 5' 9" man with black hair and a mustache, and will be wearing a grey hoodie. We'll carpool from there. It's a 2 hour drive to the trailhead, 120 miles each way. My rough estimate on return to Gateway is 7:30 PM, but it will depend on the conditions of the trail as well as your interests and capabilities - and later if you dine with me in Hood River: we'll make an optional stop in Hood River for supper, at Full Sail Brewing Company. http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I had to cancel due to a service-dog issue.... hoping I can get back onto the hike.... shucks, looks like I am now on the wait-list~ Let me know ASAP if I can still attend; and I can be a driver as well~

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to catch you all at the next hike...Will be at the Kilimanjaro presentation tonight tho~

    May 22, 2014

  • Tom Lum F.

    May 22, 2014

  • anthony h.

    Carpool available?

    May 17, 2014

    • Tom Lum F.

      Yes, we'll carpool from Gateway.

      May 17, 2014

  • JJ

    How many miles is the drive?

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello... I have a question~ Is this hike a loop or an out and back?

    Looks like a great hike overall!

    May 12, 2014

  • Jeannie S.

    Some if us spotted a little bobcat in the way to this trailhead last year. Looking forward to another visit!

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Sue H.

    Looks like fun!

    May 10, 2014

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