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Conditioning hike for BCEP Team 08.

BPA ROAD - HIKE PROSPECTUS Climb Stats and Reminders Date: Sunday, March 10

Hike Leaders: Dan West and Carmella West

Start Time: 8:00am

End Time: Approx. 2:00pm

Distance: 5.2 mi

Starting Elevation: 100 ft.

Elevation Gain: 1,650 ft.

No Parking Pass necessary. Be prepared for rain, mud, and variable weather. A full list of recommended gear can be found in the prospectus below. We will be stopping along the way to practice rope care, glacier travel techniques, and path finding check-ins.

Field Session Objectives:

● Have fun

● Practice rope care and glacier travel

● Practice navigation What to Bring

● A paper map, if possible

● 10 essentials

● Rain shell and appropriate layers

● Hiking boots (waterproof if possible)

● Food for lunch and snacks

● Plenty of water

● Climbing gear (Suggested only. If you don’t have climbing gear yet you may borrow from an instructor):

○ Harness

○ Carabiners

○ Prusiks

○ Helmet Climb


Route Description Route: BPA Road-Newton Road Loop

The BPA Road is one of many connecting trails in the famed Forest Park in NW Portland. The route we will be taking is approximately 5 miles long and is rated as moderate. The trail begins at the Northwest BPA Road on St Helens road and starts with a steep climb up into the trees. The canopy of Doug fir, western hemlock, and big leaf maple will stay with us for the majority of the hike. We will be connecting the BPA road with a few other trails/fire roads to complete a loop back to the trailhead.

Maps & Resources Maps

● Gaia GPS

● Oregon Hikers Weather


● AllTrails - Conditions

● The Weather Channel

BPA ROAD - HIKE PROSPECTUS Meeting Time & Driving Directions Please plan to arrive by 8:00AM.

Google Maps: BPA Road Trailhead Latitude: 45.61162 Longitude: -122.79745

From I-405 going north, take Exit 3 on the left for Highway 30W and St. Helens. Keep left and then in the center lane for 1.0 miles under an overpass to the traffic light at Yeon Avenue and Nicolai Street. Keep straight here for 7.1 miles (Yeon Avenue becomes St. Helens Road after 2.0 miles), looking for the gated BPA Road on the left after passing through Linnton. It is 1 mile past the last stop light which is 107th in Linnton. Find a safe place to turn around and park on the wide highway shoulder near the BPA Road. If you come to Harborton Drive you have gone too far, but that is a perfect place to turn around to be facing the right direction when you park by the BPA gate. There is plenty of room on the shoulder to park, just be careful getting out on the driver’s side since there are fast moving trucks just 4 feet away on the road. No fees for parking or passes for trailhead.



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