Elk Lake – PCT Loop Hike - July 6, 2016 - 8:00 am - Bend
This is a short 4 mile hike into the Three Sisters Wilderness from Elk Lake TH up Island Meadow Trail to the PCT where will will see beautiful views of South Sister, Broken Top, Mt. Bachelor and Elk Lake. We will continue along the PCT to Horse Lake Trail and follow it back to the TH. About 350 feet elevation gain. There are some downed trees to step or scramble over but all the brush has been cleared.
We’ll meet in the gravel lot next to the dog park on SW Columbia in Bend.
Our mission is to install new trail signs at 2 locations along the trail. You will help carry hand tools and signs. We will cut signposts from downed trees. On the job training will be provided. You will need to bring work gloves, eye protection (eyeglasses or sun glasses will suffice) and a small trash bag. You will need long sleeves and long pants for protection while working but not while you are hiking.
We will stop for a cold beverage at Elk Lake Resort afterwards and we expect to return to Bend before 4 PM.
Please wear proper hiking footwear and bring a snack and a lunch, 2 liters of water, sun and rain protection, mosquito repellent, personal first aid kit, and extra layers. Make sure that you have the 10 essentials recommended for hiking. Please give drivers $2 gas money. No dogs please.
Registrations so far:
- Nix – 1 person/people attending