Let's meet in the parking lot of the Mazamas Mountaineering Center at 7AM, organize carpools, and then get the party started. If you are worried about having a ride, call or text me (Forest) at (360)440-9830. The road is well maintained gravel without need for high clearance or 4WD. That said let's carpool as best we can.
A Discover Pass (Washington State) is needed to park at the trailhead! Get one online here, call (844) 271-7041 Open M-F 8AM-4:30PM to order by phone, or ride with someone who has one. $35/year, $11.50/day. NOTE: If you don't have one, there is no need to purchase one prior to the hike. When we meet at the Mazamas Mountaineering Center, we will determine if we have enough passes, and divide the group into no more than four cars, so as not to overwhelm the trailhead parking.
For more info on the hike, here is a link from Oregon Hikers, and one from All Trails. If you have any doubts about your ability to make the hike and enjoy yourself, check out the descriptions or contact me (Forest) with questions.
The "required" gear list is a suggestion. Use your best judgement. Make sure at the very least that you aren't wearing any cotton, have enough snacks, at least two liters of water, are wearing sturdy boots or hiking shoes, bring trekking poles if you've got them, and are prepared for some elevation gain. Definitely bring rain gear tops and bottoms. This is October after all. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me (Forest).
Let's have some fun out there no matter what the weather does.
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