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They will be a few working at the work party, but fellow TCO members
and their guests are welcome to spend a night or two at the lodge to
enjoy the last of this years snow. Members $15 overnight $25 guests.
Hike in from Timberline Road as West Leg Road is still closed probably at least for another month. Provide own food.
Meet Gateway (north side) 8am for carpool, or 9am Multnomah Falls rest area on I-84.
Hike up Multnomah Creek trail to Nesika lodge. Lunch on the porch. Return back via Wakeena Falls trail, then trail 400 to trailhead. Sturdy boots and rain gear essential. Elevation gain 1800ft to lodge. Seven mile
trip total. TCO members free, guests $2. Look for white Toyota Tacoma at
Gateway. Starting 5/24 USFS requires a timed permit. $2 at recreation.gov
Ask for a 9am, or carpool from Gateway with me
TOTAL DISTANCE: 8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1450'
PACE: ~2 mph with stops
DIFFICULTY RATING: Moderate
ESTIMATED HIKING TIME: ~ 5-6 hours
STARTING POINT: Hwy 6 Summit Trail Head
This beautiful hike in the Tillamook State Forest is easy to get to and nice to do this time of year. This area by highway 6, with its lower elevations, offers all year hiking opportunities. This loop is a well-sign posted forested hike with numerous creek crossings and a couple of small waterfalls
For more details,
CARPOOLING: We will meet at Quatama Max Transit Center parking garage at 9: am for carpooling. You must be vaccinated and wear a mask to carpool. If carpooling, suggested donation of $7 per person to driver to share cost of gas/car ($0.10 /mile for 70 miles round trip). Or drive to the Summit trailhead on Highway 6 and meet at 10 am. Please send a message to the group attendees if you need to carpool.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Good water-proof hiking shoes or boots
- Layers of clothing, rain cover,
- Light lunch, snack/s & water (~2 liters)
- Trekking poles (recommended)
- Positive attitude and a spirit for adventure are a must!
++It is generally a good idea to be prepared and carry 10 hiking essentials*.
*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter.
Note: My hiking style is to stop frequently by creeks, wild-flower, geological marvels to take photos and talk. We stay together as a group. I reserve the right to remove anyone who has previous no-shows or frequent cancellations on their record with someone else from the waiting list. Once all slots are taken, and as people drop off, I pick additional people from the waiting list giving preference to newer hikers
Disclaimer: Hike leaders are volunteers to do their best to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone, but assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury. Each member is completely responsible for their own safety and well-being.
Join in for a loop hike on Cook Hill in SW Washington. I'm hoping to catch the tail end of some fantastic wildflowers as well as a nice variety of scenery.
Trailhead: will be shared with attendees
9 miles, 3,000 gain
Relaxed 2-2.5 mph with stops and a nice lunch stop
Parking: Washington Discover Pass
What to bring:
- Sturdy hiking boots/shoes
- Lunch, snacks, water
- Clothing layers, rain jacket
- Trekking poles recommended
This is a Trails Club of Oregon event which is free to members and $2 for non members ($2 CASH ONLY)
Disclaimer: Keep in mind, you are responsible for your own health and safety during and on the way to and from this event. Be informed and plan to be self-sufficient. Practice leave no trace, bring 10 essentials, research trail conditions, etc.