Join me to hike this popular seven-mile loop to the top of Dog Mountain. We’ll be rewarded with yellow balsamroot, red paintbrush and blue lupine, if winter is finally over. Wear long pants to protect you from the poison oat along the trail. Meet at the Gateway Transit Center parking structure, NE 99th Ave. north of NE Pacific St., at 9 a.m. to carpool.
For more info and to confirm attendance contact the leader: John 503 257-2012.
Surround yourself with spring wildflowers and views of the Columbia Gorge. This hike in the east end of the Columbia Gorge is on a cliff-edged plateau covered with oak grassland dotted with abundant wildflowers in the spring. We’ll take a short hike of 2.2 miles (round trip) with 300 feet elevation gain to the lower plateau passing several ponds then go up to Tom McCall Point, 3.4 miles (round trip) with a gain of 1,100 feet, ending with a rewarding views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and the whole eastern Gorge. Meet at the Gateway Transit Center parking structure, NE 99th Ave.
For more info contact the leader: Pam 503 297-4284.
Join us for a scenic hike beginning in the second-growth forest along side Falls Creek. The trail crosses a suspension bridge on the way to a colossal 200 ft. waterfall. It then climbs to an overlook above the falls. This hike is 6.3 miles with 1,150 ft. elevation gain. Meet at McMenamin’s Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, in the west parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for carpool departure. Take I-84 to Exit 16 (Wood Village), turn right, go to Halsey (first stop light), turn left, go half-a-mile, it’s on the right.
For more info contact the leader: Linda 503 256-9715.
This is a very scenic hike in the Columbia River Gorge but it is steep and a workout! The rewards are great views, lots of wildflowers and very few people. We will hike about eight miles round trip, climbing 3,500 feet. If the weather is bad, we will do a different hike.
For more info, meeting place and time, contact the leader: Kerstin 503 544-9100
Join us for a ski or hike depending on conditions. Tour leader is needed. For more info contact the tour leader: Terry Owen 503 590-5825 terryowen (at) frontier (dot) com.
Apr 6, Wednesday, Ski
Updated Tuesday Morning 4/5 at 8 AM
Discover a little-known former railway trail in the far eastern Gorge north of Lyle, WA. It is about eight miles round-trip with minimal elevation gain. We’ll see early spring flowers, sunshine, rimrock, and trestles, possibly some birds too. The drive is almost 90 miles, but most of it is fast. Expect to be out all day.
For more info, meeting place and time, contact the leader: Trudy Hussmann 503 249-8246.
We’ll start at June Lake (3,250 ft. elev.) and go counterclockwise covering about ten miles per day. The highest elevation will be approximately 4,800 feet. This trip is NOT a marathon to see how fast we can get from point A to B. We will have plenty of daylight and mucho time to take pictures, rest and stay hydrated. There will be plenty of scenery and plenty of wild flowers by Spirit Lake. The second day Spirit Lake is our starting point where we’ll have the morning to do some exploring and picture taking.
For info contact the leader: Mark Leon 503 644-5925 Mleon11@ juno.com.
Nov 6, Sat, Easy (Fall Colors) In Town Hike
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, OR
Come enjoy the spectacular fall foliage display in Portland; hike by tree specimens from all over the world in about six or seven miles. Bring your camera and dress for the weather. Plan on meeting at 9:30 a.m. For more info and meeting place contact the leader: Pam Rigor 503 297-4284.
Come enjoy the spectacular fall foliage display in Portland; hike by tree specimens from all over the world in about six or seven miles. Bring your camera and dress for the weather. Plan on meeting at 9:30 a.m.
For more info and meeting place contact the leader: Pam Rigor 503 297-4284.