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We’ll hike up the Badger Creek Trail on the east side of Mount Hood, going between three to five miles in with about 400 feet of elevation gain. Distance will depend on where we decide to spend the night. Trail follows Badger Creek and is generally a quiet forested trail with fewer backpackers than other more popular trails. One good campsite is at about 3 miles in a large area next to creek. Another campsite at about 5.5 miles has large area to camp with small waterfall across Badger Creek. This backpack is open to those who are new or returning to backpacking. Limit of backpacker is six to reduce impact, drivers need NW Forest Pass to park at trail head. Fee for non Trail's member is $2.00 per day, Trail's Club members attend free. Meet at the ATM at the Safeway in Sandy Oregon at 8:00 AM Leader e mail:[masked]
*******Check Facebook, the TCO website and Meetup for cancellations, changes in weekly listings, etc.************** We will start at 6 pm sharp and hike until 8 PM-ish in Forest Park and the West Hills. Parking is limited; arrive early to find a spot, sign in and pay the hike fee before 6 pm. Carry water and a flashlight or headlamp. Cost: Free for dues paying Trails Club members; $2 for non-members. Moderate to brisk Hike: 5-6 miles,[masked] feet elevation gain (not cumulative). Leader: Bruce Seymore
We will have Nesika open Friday through Monday of Memorial weekend. We will provide daily hikes in Basin, to Devils Rest, to Larch MTN and other locations as they open up. Since Multnomah Falls trail is closed we will arrange for gate to be open Friday, Sat. And Sunday mornings at 9:00AM. We will open gate Sat. Evening. Sunday evening and Monda early afternoon for those needing to leave. To spend night you will need tent, sleeping bags and sleeping pads. This is a bring your own food weekend. We will open the kitchen to those wanting to cook. If you desire we can do pot luck. We have a double oven wood stove and a gas stove. Fees will be $15 per adult member for night and $25 for adult guests. There is a reduced family rate and kid rates for lodging. If you are willing to help with opening gate please contact Linda Conrad @[masked] or text.
Update: we are bringing our own meals for this trip, please check Linda’s event to see if a potluck develops for Saturday night . Members and non-members are invited to come to the lodge Saturday evening to review your backpack (for overnight trips) and lighten your load ! Folks who attend this event will be prioritized for the Sisters Wickiup 2 day backpack July 4 to 7 that I will be leading. Working with Trails Club experts such as Linda Conrad , bring your full backpack and lets explore how to make it lighter! Be prepared to get on the trails this summer with this mini backpack review . Let Linda know if you’d like to come to spend the night Saturday.