Join us for a beautiful 13 mile(s) hike, and meet some fellow geeks!
Please RSVP so we can send you updates about this event if plans change.
Note: a Northwest Forest Pass is required for this hike.
IMPORTANT: Elevation gain of 4,300 feet making this a VERY CHALLENGING hike. While we’ll make sure to stick together and get everyone to the top, this hike will require more physical ability than other hikes posted by our group. If you’ve been hiking regularly and are looking for an extra challenge, this hike’s for you!
This hike has two parts:
1 First part goes through Perry-Creek (dogs allowed) is a pleasant hike with series of quite spectacular waterfalls https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/perry-creek
2 Second part continues up a series of pretty relentless switchbacks, eventually leading up to a ridge, followed by a trail to the summit of Mount Forgotten. This second part of the trail is totally different in character than the first, and much more strenuous. There can be some snow on the trail, so boots with poles recommended.
Please read the latest (3 weeks old) report about this hike: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/trip-reports/trip_report.2019-06-02.5274412097/@@tr_listitem?show_full=de07beeab1b744c292d7b2f23ada1905
We will cross two hikes at once (no need to drive two times) and we visit Mt Forgotten, so it will not be really forgotten 🙂
Parking pass: Northwest Forest Pass required
What to bring:
Northwest Forest Pass , Water/Snacks, Boots, Poles, Good sense of humor 🙂
For car pooling, let’s meet at Ash Way Park & Ride (north part of it) at 7:30am, then at 7:40am drive to Mount Forgotten. I have white Toyota Corolla (with black racks).
We’ll meet at 9:00am at Mount Forgotten TRAILHEAD and start hiking at 9:20am.
• The event start time is the gathering time. Please meet at the Mount Forgotten trail head at that time. We’ll leave promptly 20 minutes after the scheduled start time (to give some cushion for late arrivers while still respecting everyone’s time). We’ll hike the trail and get to know each other along the way.
• For those that want to grab a bite after our hike, we’ll make plans to grab a bite to eat if there’s interest.
Photo by Paul Kriloff