Western Cascades Camping, Hiking and Sign Installation - September 27, 2016 - 9:00 pm - West of Mckenzie Bridge
Two days of short hikes in the Western Cascades to install some trail junction signs and to catch some superb views. Free camping is available at Delta Campground on Aufderheide Road (FS-19) just south of Hwy 126 from Monday through Wednesday . The campground has water and vault toilets. You have the option of joining us for one or both days. Central Oregon based Adventurers can carpool from Bend on Monday and Meetup with west side Adventurers at Delta Campground. We will leave Delta at 9:00 each morning for the trailheads.
We will hike 2 miles on Lowder Mountain Trail, install a sign, then continue 0.8 miles to the summit for impressive cliff top views of the High Cascades with Karl and Ruth Lakes 1000 feet below.
We will hike French Pete Trail for 1.5 miles along Aspen Creek installing 2 signs along the way.
We will hike 2 miles on Olallie Trail, install a sign then hike 1.4 miles up to the old fire lookout on Olallie Mtn for some great views of the Three Sisters. We have the option of installing 2 more signs on Olallie Trail if we have time and enough hikers.
We will also install two signs close to Rebel Trailhead on Monday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm.
You will carry tools and signs and help to install the signs. We will cut signposts from downed trees. On the job training will be provided. 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 hiking. Wear proper hiking footwear. Bring your own camping equipment including tent, sleeping bag, stove, sufficient snacks and food for 3 days, water, sun and rain protection, extra layers of warm clothing and a personal first aid kit. Make sure that you have the 10 essentials recommended for hiking in the Wilderness. Please contribute gas money to drivers. No dogs please.
Registrations so far:
- Richard Nix – 1 person/people attending
- lisa grissell – 1 person/people attending