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Wander with Us...

Get into hiking and maybe a little overnight camping while meeting other wanderers. I am a slow hiker and don’t enjoy the pressure of trying to stay up with the moderate to fast hikers. This group is specifically for those hikers who may be slow, are not in a rush to get to the destination, or new to hiking and would like to try a few slower paced hikes before jumping in with a faster crew. If the weather is right and we have plenty of light to get back to our cars, I would like to spend some time at our chosen location sit down, stay awhile and enjoy the moment. All levels are welcome but be prepared for a more leisurely pace. Let’s WAnder  the trails together.
We adhere to Pack it in - Pack it out and No Feeding Wildlife.
Disclaimer: Organizers are not professional hike leaders. We simply set up hikes and coordinate the carpool destination. Members are required to carry the 10 essentials on each hike. Participation is at your own risk. Serious injury or death can occur. As a member of Wander, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Wander  Meetup group, its organizers, and other members from all claims of liability.
Donations are appreciated but not required and will only be accepted up to the amount needed to pay for this group (approximately $200) each year.
2022 Donation Total: $ 0.00

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SLOW HIKE: Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls

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Start point: Eagle Creek Trailhead (http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Eagle_Creek_Trailhead)http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/w/images/b/b5/Road.JPG End point: Tunnel Falls (http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Tunnel_Falls)

Hike Type: Out and Back

Distance: 12.0 miles (round trip) Elevation gain: 1640 feet
Year round

****NORTHWEST FOREST PASS REQUIRED*****

Hike Description
The Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls Hike is one of the most popular and magnificent trails in the Columbia River Gorge (http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Category:Columbia_River_Gorge), and for good reason. You will literally lose count as you pass dozens of spectacular waterfalls through the lush temperate rain forests and tall basalt cliffs. You'll traverse passageways blasted out of the bedrock with dynamite, footbridges over bubbling streams, talus slopes, and unique geologic formations along your journey -- and that's just in the first 2 miles!
Info from portlandhikers.org

Driving Directions:
From Portland take I-84 east to exit 41 which is the exit for Eagle Creek Hatchery. From Hood River take exit 40 from I-84 west, get back on the freeway and take exit 41.

*Please don't forget gas money for drivers- $20/passenger
*Bag for dirty boots
*10 essentials

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