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WWE PDX – Dog Mountain Sunset Hike
May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
We are headed back for our third annual sunset jaunt up Dog Mountain, one of the most picturesque and quintessential Columbia River Gorge wildflower hikes.
This hikes boasts beautiful wildflower meadows full of lupine and balsamroot, with expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge, including peak-a-boo views of Mount Hood. After taking in a spectacular Pacific Northwest sunset from the summit, we’ll head back down via headlamp.
This hike is 6.9 miles, with an elevation gain of 2,800 feet and is rated as moderate – difficult.
*PLEASE NOTE: We will not need a Dog Mountain permit as we are hiking on a weekday!*
** ANOTHER NOTE: THIS TRAIL REQUIRES A NORTHWEST FOREST PASS TO PARK. These are $5 for a day pass, or $30 for an annual pass. **
WHAT TO BRING:
• Pack your full supply of water for the day.
• Pack snacks & a light meal.
• Dress warm & in layers. Consider wearing a base layer & bringing an extra.
• Warm gloves & hat
• Rain coat top layer
• Shoes with good traction
• A light backpack to put layers in as you shed them
• Handwarmers & toe warmers (optional)
• Headlamp or flashlight
** PLEASE NOTE: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified. This is a casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please plan accordingly.**
Here is a link to more information about the trail:
Questions? Please reach out to me with any questions. Can’t wait to see you all and hit the trail!
– Women Who Explore – Portland Ambassador –