Wauna Point Hike Errors

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nkrader
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Wauna Point Hike Errors

Post by nkrader » October 12th, 2014, 7:36 pm

Go up the Tanner Butte Trail (401). The hike now takes on a classic Gorge quality, starting with no less than four unnamed waterfalls, the first two at the confluence of two creeks (neither one Tanner Creek, as it happens). Expect to work your way across streams at least twice, when the creek pretty much becomes the trail for brief moments. More power-lines will let you know that you're about to approach another intersection with a service road — once there (around 1,500 feet), look to your left, where trail #401 continues up into the forest.
its slightly to the right.
After about 0.4 miles, you'll come to a sign reading "Wauna Point 1300 FT", which raises all sorts of questions. For starters, the elevation here is much closer to 2,600 feet. And this sign really marks the intersection between two unmaintained trails than Wauna Point itself (which is arguably either the outermost promontory of the ridge or the rocky, semi-timbered ridge itself).
that sign is no longer there. and couldnt find it laying on the ground.

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Re: Wauna Point Hike Errors

Post by bobcat » October 16th, 2014, 5:21 pm

Thanks for the corrections, nkrader! Updates have been made . . .

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Re: Wauna Point Hike Errors

Post by Eric Peterson » October 16th, 2014, 6:29 pm

When you pop out at the service road, cross and the trail veers off slightly to your left uphill.

At the same junction, the power line service road leads off to your right back down to rd 777.

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Re: Wauna Point Hike Errors

Post by bobcat » October 16th, 2014, 6:42 pm

Eric,

I don't have anything in my notes on this hike that bespeaks any confusion at this place:

" . . . cross under the power lines, briefly reenter the forest and recross under the lines again. Heading up the power line clearing, there are great views of the ridge to the west with Munra Point."

You've probably been there more recently than I, so please re-correct as you see fit!

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