This is an B level Mazama Hike that occurs in a wilderness area. B level hikes are moderate or more challenging hikes with either less than 15 miles in distance with between 1,500 and 3,000 feet elevation gain or between 8 and 15 miles in distance with less than 1,500 feet of elevation gain.

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Activity Notes

This is one borrowed from the incomparable PDX Hiking 365 written by Matt Reeder as a great fall hike.

If weather allows, we will get started at 8am sharp meeting at Gateway Transit Center.  We will then carpool down to the Old Baldy Trailhead and begin our journey first with a summit of scenic Tumala Mountain and then down and onward to Plaza lake.  The whole trip will be about 10 miles out and back with spectacular views and meadows.


Bring 3 liters of water, your 10 essentials, and a good attitude.  Hopefully we'll have nice weather and some great scenery!   

Other Information
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