The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Meeting Location: Troutdale Shell/TA Travel Center (Google map link) Carpool encouraged to TH.
Time: Meeting time to be discussed on Tuesday lecture and will be added by Tuesday 3/13.
Distance: Up to 11 miles (depending on time and conditions)
Elevation: Up to 3,000 ft (depending on time and conditions)
This hike will be part conditioning and (hopefully) part skills practice. The route will include up to 11 miles of hiking, with options to trim down mileage if needed. There will be approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain.
There is potential for snow at the higher elevations. Please dress accordingly (wet feet equal blisters).
Hike begins at Hardy Ridge Equestrian Trailhead on Kueffler road (link to Google map) . We gain the ridge via West Hardy Ridge Trail, where we will continue on to Phlox Point (could be snow). We will hike approx. 1 mile to Phlox Point, where we will have skill session and practice 40 ft rappels on very steep incline.
Following skill session, we will descend via Hardy East Ridge trail. From there, (time, weather dependent) we will take “Don’s cut off trail” to Saddle Viewpoint, after which we will descend Hardy Creek trail looping back into the Equestrian Trail and back to our cars.
Registration is Closed