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Welcome to our Tuesday and Thursday series of day hikes and rambles, most within two hours of Lake Oswego. Review below calendar for recent and future events. See Home for more general information on hikes & rambles, including explanation of terms and abbreviations used.

Hike/Ramble/Walks Calendar
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JUL 2 9 11 16 18 23 25 30
AUG 1 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29

JUN | Coordinators: Tuesday Elmer G., Thursday Bee N.
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JUN 04 - Easy Hike Wildcat Mountain (ClackamasFtHills)
Leaders: Becky R.,Val G. 5 mi. 800 ft. Hike along the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, with views into the Eagle Creek Canyon. We hike through an open forest with (hopefully) blooms of rhododendron and possibly beargrass. We will lunch at the viewpoint with a stunning view of Mt. Hood.
Scout Report: Becky says; I scouted this with my grandson, what a treat for me. Hopefully the small snow patches will be gone, but they were easy to cross. There were lots of spider webs with spiders across the trail, hence the stick he carried. The hike is 5 mi. 800 ft. We hike along the edge of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, with views into the Eagle Creek Canyon, along an open forest, an understory of Madrone, meadows and stunning views with hopefully blooms of rhododendron and possible beargrass. (It's not a beargrass year, sigh!) We will lunch at the viewpoint with views into the Willamette Valley and east, across Boulder Creek Canyon, to our stunning view of Mt. Hood. Lunch spot is complete with a nice bench.
Drive: 80 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($8/$6)
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JUN 06 - Hike Cripple Creek (ClackamasFtHills)
Changes: Location, trail, hike mi. & elev., Drive mi. & $
Leader: Gilbert L. 6 mi. 2400 ft. ( SEE Scout Report )
Scout Report: Gilbert says; WHETSTONE MT. CANCELED. SNOW BLOCKS WHETSTONE HIKE. REPLACEMENT IS CRIPPLE CREEK
Whetstone Mountain via Tr 546 in the Collawash/Clackamas River drainage canceled due to snow 1-5 feet deep obscuring the trail. Approach from the North is too much of a risk. Also scouted from the south, which was lovely but more difficult and it would require changing 2nd meeting place.

New Hike: Cripple Creek is just north of Ripple Brook Forest Service Office. Trailhead is close to Three Lynx. Trail #703 is 6 miles round trip and 2,400 feet of elevation gain to Cache Meadows. Moderate in difficulty. Old growth forest thick with green moss. The trail has some poison oak. Great views of Clackamas drainage.
Drive: 95 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($8/$6) NWFP required.

JUN 06 - Ramble Sitka Sedge State Park and Clay Myers Natural Area (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leaders: Jan M.,Anneliese E. 4.7-5.0 mi. 100 ft. First, we take a 2.7-mile easy loop trail from Sitka Sedge State Natural Area in a sandy, forested area a mile from the ocean along an estuary with Sitka Sedge, a rare endangered beach grass. There are many creatures here, including crabs, salmon, kingfishers, and egrets. After returning to the cars, we drive 4 miles to Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City, where we walk 2+ miles on the beach--and look for sand dollars!
Scout Report: OUR SCOUT: We had a delightful day scouting both Sitka Sedge State Natural Area and Clay Myers Natural Area . Sitka Sedge State Natural Area was officially opened to the public in 2018. We will go to Sitka Sedge first, and begin by hiking the loop trail (2.7 Mi.), then walk up a short sandy trail to get to the beach. We learned that the snowy plover birds are currently nesting at Sitka Sedge, so access to the beach is limited to walking on the wet sand, because the birds make their nests in the Sedge and on open sand. We will take time to walk on the beach, even if we can't go very far. There is so much to experience here- tidal flats, saltwater marshes, forested wetlands, the estuary, sand dunes and the beach. Both places have easy paths, with about 100 foot elevation gain and provide homes for many kinds of birds and other wildlife. The entire area is quiet, serene, and beautiful.
After lunch, we will do an easy 1.5 mi. ramble at Clay Myers State Natural Area on Whalen Island. There are ferns, wild pink rhododendrons, salal, Sitka Spruce and mossy trees and views. We will stroll along Sand Lake Estuary before heading home. Total mileage is 4.7 - 5.0 miles. A great day! Wear boots or heavy shoes. Poles are optional.
Note: We will not go to Bob Straub State Park to walk on the beach after the ramble.
Drive: 200 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a WT ($20/$19)
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JUN 11 - Hike Mowich Butte (SW Washington)
EARLY DEPARTURE 7:30a Changes: Hike mi. & elev., Drive mi. & $, car shuttle, need Wa. Discover Pass
Leaders: Jeanine T.,Ron W. 11.3 mi. 3050 ft. An all-day adventure for those interested in a good workout. Expect spectacular views from Mowich Butte, Sedum Ridge and the PCT.
Scout Report: Jeanine says; 11.3 mi., elev. gain 3500 ft. Here's your chance to hike both the PCT and a difficult, seldom used "lost trail", not maintained but in fair condition. You will encounter gorgeous dogwoods, numerous slugs, small creek rock crossings, several downed logs. There are lovely views of deep creek gorges, rock walls and on a clear day (unlike our scout) you will have, through the trees, 'peek a boo' views of distance mountains. Consider bringing a '2nd breakfast' trail snack, since lunch will probably be late. Short shuttle. Expect a long, wonderful day.
Drive: 138 mi. HAZ 7:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:15a L&C ($14/$8 + $4 bridge tolls) Washington Discover Pass required. Car Shuttle.

JUN 11 - Ramble Little Bloom Lake (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leaders: Kathi N.,Helen H. 3.4 mi. 675 ft. An easy ramble, following a lollipop loop through salmonberry and Douglas fir, sword fern and devil's club. We may see the resident mallards.
Scout Report: Kathi says; This is a New Ramble! Walk up on a clearly marked trail to the lake 3.4 miles r/t and about 675 ft in elevation gain. We saw a mallard and ducklings on the little lake that is stocked with trout (according to a man fishing there). We saw devils club, huge sword fern and wild flowers. Two very shallow water crossings on logs. Not difficult! We will stop to eat near the lake. Trailhead is marked on Hwy 26, just before the Quartz Creek crossing in the Clatsop Forest area past the Hwy summit. You'll need boots and poles if it's wet.
Drive: 120 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a SPS ($12/$9)
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JUN 13 - Easy Hike Gales Creek (Coast/Coast Mts)
Changes: Drive mi. & $
Leader: Connie C. 5.2 mi. 500 ft. Follow this up and down trail that meanders along the creek. View maidenhair fern, extensive forest, and wildflowers.
Scout Report: Connie says; Come enjoy the undulating trail that meanders along the rushing waters of the creek. We will see glorious ferns, salmonberry, wildflowers and dense forest. Restroom at trailhead. 5.2 miles, 500 feet.
Drive: 90 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a SPS ($9/$6)
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JUN 18 - Easy Hike Shellburg Falls (SantiamFoothills)
Leader: Mickie C. 4.8 mi. 640 ft. An easy loop trail takes you through Douglas fir woods and old homestead meadows, and behind Shellburg's 100-foot curtain of water, on hard packed gravel with bridges and stone steps.
Scout Report: Mickie says; 4.8 miles 640 ft. An easy loop trail through Douglas Fir woods and old homestead meadows. We will cross a concrete bridge over Lower Shellburg Falls and up the hill to some picnic tables where we will eat lunch. Then down through the woods and stone steps behind Shellburg Falls on our return to the cars.
Drive: 125 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a WT ($13/$11)
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JUN 20 - Hike Ramona Falls from Top Spur (Mt Hood - West)
Changes: Hike mi. & elev., possible shuttle
Leader: Gilbert L. 9.2 - 11 mi. 2000 - 2400 ft. Visit Ramona Falls but avoid crossing the Sandy River. Start at the Top Spur trailhead, hike the PCT downhill to Tr 797, which has a gentle uphill alongside a lovely shaded stream with dappled sunbeams. Ramona Falls is always serene yet roaring with power. Then take the Timberline Trail, which goes up and around Yocum Ridge and across the Muddy Fork to Bald Mtn, which has breath-taking views on a clear day.
Scout Report: Gilbert says; The scouting hike experienced blue skies and comfortable ambient temperature. It was beautiful and worth the challenge. It was a 9.2 to 11-mile loop hike depending on published descriptions, maps, GPS, or Fitbit steps. Elevation gain 2,000 to 2,400 feet. If one can do Dog Mountain, this is it's equal. Wildflowers were out in their prime. USFS crew of 10+ hardy souls were 2/3 around the loop, leaving the trail broom clean. There were traces of snow on the north side trail of Yocum Ridge of zero difficulties. There are three Muddy Fork River crossings. Water did not go above a ¼ inch from my boot sole. However, I must have spent an hour searching for the best crossing points. Water volume is high due to snow run-off. The two upper Muddy Fork crossings were uncomplicated but time-consuming. The lower crossing near the Sandy River utilizes two fallen logs. On the lower log, one sidesteps across while holding a rope affixed to the upper log for stability with the river about 10 feet below. We can avoid that crossing and reduce miles and elevation gain with a shuttle between Ramona Falls TH and Top Spur TH if the group is so inclined. The following photographs give one an idea of the experience. Link to Google Photo Album
Drive: 131 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($13/$11) NWFP required. Car Shuttle (possible).

JUN 20 - Ramble Champoeg Heritage Area (Portland / Valley)
Changes: Ramble mi., Drive mi. & $
Leader: Helen H. 4 mi. flat Enjoy a walk along the Willamette River. We might see Bluebirds and other birds.
Scout Report: Helen says; We will start the walk from the Riverside Day-Use Area. We will walk along the Willamette River to the Kitty Newell Trail. Then we will return to the Pioneer Memorial Building to eat lunch. We might see Bluebirds and Swallows. The hiking mileage is 4 miles round trip.
Drive: 40 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a WT ($4/$2) State Park Pass (Oregon) required.
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JUN 25 - Hike Wahkeena Falls - Multnomah Falls Loop (Columbia Gorge)
Changes: Trailhead.
Leaders: Cheryl K.,Sharon & Doug H. 5.6 mi. 1560 ft. Hike from Wahkeena parking area up to Lemmon’s Viewpoint, then Fairy Falls and past Wahkeena Springs on Trail 400/420. Continue on Trail 420 past Devil’s Rest junction, then down Trail 441 to Multnomah Falls. We’ll end with the walk back along Trail 442 to our starting point.
Scout Report: Cheryl says; It was wonderful to see this trail in such wonderful condition. A delightful scout today (6/11), despite high temperatures. 5.6 miles, 1560 gain. CHANGE: We will start from Multnomah Falls. This will give us a half mile 'warm-up' as we head over to the Wahkeena trail and will also access to the restrooms at Multnomah Falls before the start of the hike. We will lunch at Wahkeena Springs, about 2.2 miles into our hike and after the majority of the uphill climb. This is also a good place to find your personal restroom. There was certainly damage from the Eagle Creek Fire, more in some spots than others. This seemed to result in more wildflowers than I have ever seen on that trail and more open spots. There is a fair bit of shade, and recommend sunscreen for those sunny spots. Good boots and poles are a good idea. The trail has good footing, but there are sections with those uneven rocks underfoot (but not loose rocks). If you have never hiked this trail, there are beautiful waterfalls, hopefully flowers will still be blooming, and great views. The trail feels very safe to me, but there are places where it slopes down off the side of the trail. Up until the last mile, where we head down the paved path to Multnomah falls, it was delightfully uncrowded. I hike at a moderate speed, and we will take our time to enjoy this wonderful spot.
Drive: 84 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a L&C ($8/$2)

JUN 25 - Ramble Enid Lake and Little Zigzag Falls (Mt Hood - West)
Changes: Ramble elev.
Leaders: Don & Linda G. 4.6 mi. 692 ft. A pleasant ramble in the woods around the lake, then a short side trip to Little Zigzag Falls.
Scout Report: Don & Linda say; 4.5 miles 692 ft. We'll stop at the Zigzag Ranger station for restrooms before going to the trailhead. This is a fairly easy lollipop with a short side trip to Little Zigzag Falls to begin with. We'll be mostly in a mixed forest with rhododendrons, bear grass, coral root and several other wildflowers. After seeing the falls, we'll join up with the Pioneer Bridal Trail and hike up to and around Enid Lake ( nice view of Mt Hood from the south shore) before having lunch at the Enid Lake/Crosstown Trails parking lot. There's a port-a-potty and one picnic table along with some nice logs to sit on. It's almost all downhill back to the cars from there. There's some mud and loose gravel, so boots and poles are recommended. Bring mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
Drive: 110 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($11/$9) NWFP required.
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JUN 27 - Easy Hike Historic Aurora Walk (Portland / Valley)
Changes: Hike location, Hike mi., drive mi. & $
Leader: Nicole R. 3 mi. flat ( See Scout Report )
Scout Report: Nicole says; Easy Hike 3 mi. Flat Pavement Historic Aurora walk with an optional lunch afterwards at Filberts.
Drive: 28 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a WT ($3/$1)

JUL | Coordinators: Tuesday Mike N., Thursday Mike N.
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JUL 02 - Hike Saddle Mountain (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leaders: Mike N.,Carol I. 4.5 mi. 1800 ft. A strenuous, but short, hike. We will take our time to enjoy the views, stretching from the coast to Mt St Helens, from the highest point in northwest Oregon.
Scout Report: Mike & Carol say; It was a clear, sunny day for the scout. From the top of the mountain we could see Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood. On the way up there were many species of wildflowers in great numbers. There are narrow sections of the trail with steep drop-offs, not always bordered with wire railings. After the saddle the trail becomes VERY steep with slippery gravel, but wire fencing mesh on the gravel provides for sure footing. Restrooms at the trailhead.
Drive: 161 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a SPS ($16/$13)
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JUL 09 - Hike Idiot Creek (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leaders: Becky R.,Meredith M. 7 mi. 1160 ft. Hike along Elk Creek to Idiot Creek Road, an old lumber road that served what once was the town of Idiotville.
Drive: 100 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a SPS ($10/$7)

JUL 09 - Ramble Mirror Lake (Mt Hood - West)
Leader: Maureen B. 4.4 mi. 640 ft. A lovely, popular hike to a serene lake with a fabulous view of Mt Hood.
Drive: 110 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($11/$9) NWFP required.
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JUL 11 - Easy Hike Upper Cape Horn (Columbia Gorge)
Leaders: Robina B.,Yvonne J. 5 mi. 870 ft. This is one of the prime trails on the north side of the Gorge. In and out hike up to the Nancy Russell Overlook for lunch. There are some outstanding views of the Gorge from several viewpoints, plus views across the river to Angel's Rest. Boots and poles recommended.
Drive: 95 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a AWHD ($10/$5)
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JUL 16 - Easy Hike Marquam Trail to Council Crest (Portland / Valley)
Leader: Janet L. 5.8 mi. 1100 ft. We wend our way through the peaceful, secluded forests of Marquam Nature Park, across foot bridges, to a spectacular view from the top to the valley below and distant mountains.
Drive: 15 mi. HAZ 8:30a, No 2nd meeting place ($2)
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JUL 18 - Hike Twin Lakes and Palmateer Point via Frog Lake Trailhead (Mt Hood - East)
Leaders: Cheryl K.,Terry M. 9 mi. 1400 ft. Hike from Frog Lake Snow Park, to Lower Twin Lakes, then on to Upper Twin Lakes, then to the Palmateer Point. Return around the other side of Upper Twin Lakes, and then back past Lower Twin Lakes, and back to the parking lot.
Drive: 125 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($13/$10) NWFP required.

JUL 18 - Ramble Trails of Skamania Lodge (Columbia Gorge)
Leaders: Sharon & Bob W. 3 mi. 300 ft. Follow a loop trail to the south of the lodge, which offers possible sightings of zip-line adventurers in the forest canopy above. A second loop skirts the extensive golf course grounds on a narrow trail through wooded terrain, passing a creek and a large pond. Trails have lots of ups and downs, some quite steep. The lodge showcases local artwork and fantastic views of the Columbia River, Wind Mountain, and Dog Mountain.
Drive: 110 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:15a L&C ($11/$5)
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JUL 23 - Hike Red Lake to Rimrock Lake (ClackamasFtHills)
Leader: Gilbert L. 8.4 mi. 400 ft. This is a lovely hike in high desert meadows west of Olallie Lake. We hike beside more than six crystal clear, high mountain lakes, with views of Potato Butte, Twin Peaks, Double Peaks, Olallie Butte, and Mt Jefferson. In July the trail will be covered with fine volcanic rock dust. It is a long drive, but well worth it. The roads are maintained asphalt except for the last one mile on Rd 380 to the trailhead #719.
Drive: 153 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($15/$13)

JUL 23 - Ramble Lookout Mountain (Mt Hood - East)
Leaders: Jaska T.,Elaine M. 3 mi. 570 ft. We're repeating this "have-to-do" trail, rambling at a moderate pace up through meadows and woods, with rewards of wildflowers and increasingly spectacular views. Every Cascade peak, from Three Sisters to Mt Rainier, can be seen from the summit.
Drive: 165 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($17/$14) NWFP required.
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JUL 25 - Easy Hike Twin Lakes (Mt Hood - East)
Changes: Leader
Leader: Helen H. 7 mi. 1360 ft. Any easy hike, with a ramble to Lower Twin Lakes and a hike to Upper Twin Lakes.
Drive: 130 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($13/$11) NWFP required.
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JUL 30 - Easy Hike Mt Hood Meadows East (Mt Hood - East)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Yvonne J. 5 mi. 1000 ft. A climb up the Upper Umbrella Falls Trail to the Timberline Trail, and over to a lovely viewpoint with views of Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson, then over Mt Hood Meadows ski area and descending to Umbrella Falls. An abundance of wildflowers awaits you. Boots recommended for sandy soil.
Drive: 136 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($14/$11)

AUG | Coordinators: Tuesday Yvonne J., Thursday Anneliese E.
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AUG 01 - Hike Cape Falcon and Oregon Coast Trail (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leader: Kathy B. 10 mi. 1200 ft. Leaving from Oswald West State Park, we will hike 2.5 miles to the south-facing viewpoint of Smuggler's Beach and Neahkanie Mountain on Cape Falcon. We then continue northward on the Oregon Coast Trail for more coastal views and wonderful old-growth rainforest. The hike ends at Arch Cape, where we can access the beach.
Drive: 190 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a SPS ($19/$16) State Park Pass (Oregon) required. Car Shuttle.

AUG 01 - Ramble Ridgefield Refuge (SW Washington)
Leader: Judy H. 2.7 mi. 20 ft. A loop trail to Boot and Carty Lakes starts at the replica of a plankhouse and wanders through large white oak trees, marshes, and grasslands. The refuge has more than 5,000 acres and is home to more than 100 species of birds, waterfowl, and fish.
Drive: 70 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a JBT ($7/$4 + $3 per vehicle if no federal pass) NWFP required.
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AUG 06 - Hike Butte Camp (SW Washington)
Leader: Carol I. 7.6 mi. 1650 ft. Of all the feeder trails leading to the round-the-mountain Loowit Trail, the Butte Camp Trail is one of the nicest. The way winds through old lava flows, old-growth forest groves, and pumiced meadows bursting with wildflowers. Views are excellent.
Drive: 157 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($16/$12)

AUG 06 - Ramble Hummocks Trail (SW Washington)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Maureen B. 3 mi. 250 ft. Stroll through a series of steep sided hills formed by avalanche debris deposits. Then take a side trip to Johnston Ridge Observatory to see a film of the volcanic event, and enjoy views inside the crater.
Drive: 230 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($23/$20) NWFP or $8 day use fee required.
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AUG 08 - Easy Hike Lolo Pass to Bald Mountain (Mt Hood - West)
Leader: Robina B. 6.6 mi. 1400 ft. Part of this hike is on the PCT to the Timberline Trail. We then take a nearly forgotten lookout trail to the summit of Bald Mountain, with its stunning view of Mt Hood. There will be a few steep parts.
Drive: 117 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($12/$9)
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AUG 13 - Easy Hike Little Crater Lake to Timothy Lake (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Jaska T.,Elaine M. 5 mi. 150 ft. This will now be our seventh annual outing on this route, with the likelihood of meeting thru-hikers and hopefully hearing some of their experiences (and trail names!). After viewing Little Crater Lake, we follow the Pacific Crest Trail through the woods and along Timothy Lake to meet our shuttle driver.
Drive: 140 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($14/$12) NWFP required. Car Shuttle.
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AUG 15 - Hike Larch Mountain Crater (Columbia Gorge)
Leaders: Joyce & Gary B. 6 mi. 1300 ft. This moderate hike circles the crater. Potential views of surrounding mountains atop Sherrard Point. Sturdy boots and poles recommended.
Drive: 90 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:45a L&C ($9/$3) NWFP required.

AUG 15 - Ramble Sherrard Point (Columbia Gorge)
Changes: Leader.
Leader: Sharon H. 4 mi. 800 ft. From the parking lot, we will hike downhill to junction, then back up and to Sherrard Point for lunch.
Drive: 120 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($12/$10) NWFP required.
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AUG 20 - Hike Ape Canyon (SW Washington)
Leader: Terry M. 9 mi. 1300 ft. Stunning views of Mt St Helens, and Mt Adams, with potential glimpses of Mt Rainier. Hike at a steady, moderate grade through old-growth forest and wildflowers, with possible mountain goat sightings. Possible addition of 1.6 miles (round trip) to Plains of Abraham.
Drive: 170 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a JBT ($17/$14) NWFP required.

AUG 20 - Ramble Timberline Lodge Trails (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Sharon & Doug H. 3 mi. 200 ft. Starting at the Day Lodge, we follow a path to the edge of Little ZigZag Canyon, returning along the PCT. This is prime time to meet thru-hikers. Lunch at the end will be on the back deck of the Lodge, facing Mt Hood.
Drive: 125 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a CFM ($13/$10)
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AUG 22 - Easy Hike Cape Falcon (Coast/Coast Mts)
Leader: Connie C. 5.5 mi. 300 ft. Walk through luscious old growth timber and thick forest. Lunch overlooking Short Sands beach and ocean views. Plenty of parking and restrooms at trailhead.
Drive: 192 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00a SPS ($19/$16)
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AUG 27 - Easy Hike Owl Point from Vista Ridge Trail (Mt Hood - West)
EARLY DEPARTURE 8:00a
Leader: Linda F. 4.4 mi. 800 ft. This is a highly rewarding trip for hikers wanting a lot of mountain scenery for a modest effort. Lovely views of Mt Hood.
Drive: 145 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($15/$12)
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AUG 29 - Hike Serene Lake via Cache Meadow (Mt Hood - West)
Leaders: Val G.,Becky R. 8.4 mi. 1800 ft. Enjoy another addition to your summer lake collection -- with shade, huckleberries, and a swim if desired!
Drive: 162 mi. HAZ 8:00a, 2nd meeting place 8:30a CFM ($16/$14) NWFP required.

AUG 29 - Ramble Swan Island Dahlias (Portland / Valley)
Leaders: Sharon & Bob W. 4 mi. 70 ft. Tour our own world-famous Dahlia Farm in Canby at the peak of its blooming season. Afterwards, walk a loop through north Canby farmlands and neighborhoods.
Drive: 40 mi. HAZ 8:30a, 2nd meeting place 9:00 AM, Swan Island Dahlias, 995 NW 22nd Ave, Canby, near "Office" ($4/$0)


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