Gorge Hikers start season of trail outings

Saturday day hikes, a program of Hood River Community Education, starts up again April 1. Columbia Gorge Hikers group meets weekly for varied day hikes in Oregon and Washington, and anyone may participate. Check the schedule for trail levels of difficulty.

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WATERFALL hikes are just one part of the Gorge Hikers schedule for this spring and summer.

Cost is $3 per hike, led by trail veteran Ed Walston, and carpooling is done to save transportation costs. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Coe Building at 11th Street between Montello and Eugene streets.

April 1 — Catherine Creek Trail, moderate, elevation gain 600 feet, 5 miles round trip.

April 8 — Mosier Plateau, moderate, gain 600 feet, 3.5 miles; and Memaloose Hills Trail to Chatfield Hill-Moderate, gain 800 feet, 4 miles.

April 15 — Cotton Wood Canyon the Pinnacle Trail, moderate, gain 100 feet, 8 miles round trip.

April 22 — Jewett Creek Trail to Coyote Wall, difficult, gain 1,200 feet, 6 miles round trip.

April 29 — Nick Eaton Ridge to Indian Point, difficult, gain 2,700 feet, 7 miles round trip.

May 6 — Columbia Hills Crawford Oaks Trail, moderate, gain 800 feet, 6 miles round trip.

May 13 — Weldon Wagon Road Trail, moderate, gain 1,350 feet, 6.2 miles round trip.

May 27 — Klickitat Rail Trail to Bedrocks Pools, moderate, gain 270 feet, 7.8 miles round trip.

June 24 — Fifteen Mile Creek Trail, moderate, gain 2,210 feet, 10 miles round trip.

July 1 — Boulder Lake Trail, moderate, gain 1,070 feet, 6.3 miles round trip.

July 15 (meet at 7 a.m.) — Mt. St. Helens- Spirit Lake Harmony Falls, moderate, gain 700 feet, 2.2 miles; Norway Pass, moderate gain 1,000 feet, 7 miles round trip.



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