View Poll Results: Short hike in or car camp this year?

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  • Hike in 2 miles.

    12 11.65%
  • Hike in 4 miles.

    21 20.39%
  • Hike in longer than 4 miles.

    35 33.98%
  • Car camp.

    7 6.80%
  • Don't car as long as I can hammock.

    28 27.18%
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  1. #31
    Sounds good! I've got a wedding to go to that weekend, but we'll see what shakes down. Thanks for organising!

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    Just a note: the poll has a misleading typo. Last choice says "don't car" when I think it should say "don't care."

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    Getting the edge

    Hopefully this year I can have you beat on the youngest person there so I can pick up the cool donations from those wonderful vendors and donate some much needed funds to that wonderful charitable organization!

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I'm in! I'll probably be bringing my son Drew again. I'm sure he'd be happy to help again with the raffle.

    Looking forward to it!

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    Heres to the weekend off due to a canceled wedding! Unless its yours and you werent the one to call it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by WereYeti View Post
    Sounds good! I've got a wedding to go to that weekend, but we'll see what shakes down. Thanks for organising!

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    Looks like im doing some miles to find a great site this year lol
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    It's on my calendar now. Looking forward to seeing y'all and some new folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary_R View Post
    Looks like im doing some miles to find a great site this year lol
    Thanks, Gary! Anyone else in the Portland area know of some good, short mileage hikes that could accommodate a group of 25-30 hangers?

    BF
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    EUREKA!!!

    I think I have a location for this years hang:

    Wahtum Lake (between The Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood)!



    For those looking to hike in, you can take the Eagle Creek trail to Wahtum lake (26.5 miles round-trip, or 13 miles one way with a shuttle out from Wahtum Lake).

    http://gorgefriends.org/display.php?modin=51&uid=4857


    For those looking to drive in to the trailhead and car camp, drive east of Portland on I-84 to Hood River and the Highway 35 junction. Follow Highway 35, following signs to Odell, then Dee. At Dee, cross the Hood River, and turn left, following signs, then veering right 5 miles from Dee where a sign points to Wahtum Lake. Follow paved Road 13 for 4.2 miles, then go right on paved Road 1310 for 6 miles to the trailhead. Parking can be tight at the trailhead, but there is plenty of space along the approach road, just south of the trailhead.

    http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide....Lake_Trailhead

    It's been 4 years since I was at Wahtum Lake, but I do remember that the trees were VERY large there and I needed to use strap extenders. Just an FYI.

    So...what does everyone think? Hike in AND car camp....best of both worlds BAM! Bigfoot does it, AGAIN

    BF
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    I have done that hike before, its a good 13 mile hike lol. You can also park not very far from the lake and hike a 1/2mile in. Problem from my past experiences is its popular and get lots of noisy groups. Last 2 times I was there there were several groups of young peeps blaring music and drinking. But I have not been there with a hammock yet I must say....

    Now if we can get some peeps up there early.. for people that have never been, Eagle Creek is Amazing!
    Especially for our out of towners.. If you can handle the 13 miles in you wont regret it.
    Could always arange for cars to be closer to the lake so some people can through hike it.
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    Yup....Eagle Creek is one of my favorite hikes (once you get past the "tourons", that is). Just hike past Tunnel Falls and the crowds thin out the farther from the trail-head you hike.

    BF

    Last time I hiked the Eagle Creek Trail to Wahtum Lake:
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