The Mazamas offers a variety of classes for all ability levels. Learn new skills in mountaineering, rock climbing, first aid, ski mountaineering, and more.
Hike up the unpaved road through wildflower meadows from the old ranch to the top of Stacker Butte. Great views of the Columbia river, Mt. Hood, and Mt Adams. Hopefully the Balsam root and Lupine will be at their prime, along with many others. Relaxed pace with time for photos and taking in the scenery. We will have lunch on the top of the Butte.
We will meet at Gateway and carpool to Columbia Hills state park across the river from The Dalles. About 8 miles round trip with 2000 feet gain. You will need a Washington Discovery pass (can be bought at the trailhead).