what type of clothing

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lrgpizza
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what type of clothing

Post by lrgpizza » April 19th, 2018, 8:24 am

We will be visiting early June and are fairly new hikers. What kinda clothes would you recommend? Anything special to add into backpack?

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retired jerry
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Re: what type of clothing

Post by retired jerry » April 19th, 2018, 8:58 am

depends where you go

expect rain, bring rain jacket

may be warm, may be cool

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Re: what type of clothing

Post by lrgpizza » April 19th, 2018, 9:59 am

We plan Silver Falls, Munson Creek, Cape Lookout, Tillamook, and around the Gorge pending what is open.

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Re: what type of clothing

Post by Aimless » April 19th, 2018, 10:36 am

June is close to the solstice, and therefore has quite variable weather. It can be in the low to mid 80s. It can be raining and in the high 50s or low 60s.

At the Oregon coast, plan for some rain. You might not get any rain. It might be stunningly gorgeous weather, but as a native of six decades I do not spend time on the coast without bringing rain protection. Ever.

Silver Falls State Park trails are mostly deep in a shady gorge. It will be cooler down there than anywhere that's nearby, but higher up away from the creek. A light fleece jacket and a folding umbrella would probably get you by on most early June days. Again, it might be fantastic weather with bluebird skies and shirt-sleeve temps.

The Columbia Gorge varies from cooler, wetter west end to the hotter, drier east end. It also has many trails that are heavily shaded in the bottom of river gorges, or which climb up on sun-soaked south-facing ridgelines where oaks, not firs, grow due to the limited water supply. The currently closed trails tend to be centrally-located on the Oregon side. The currently open trails are at the far western or eastern ends of the Oregon side, or else are over on the Washington side. Even if the skies are blue, always bring a windbreaker!

Have fun. Happy hiking!

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Re: what type of clothing

Post by pcg » April 19th, 2018, 4:48 pm

lrgpizza wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 9:59 am
Cape Lookout
Come prepared for walking in mud.

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Re: what type of clothing

Post by lrgpizza » April 23rd, 2018, 6:27 am

Thanks everyone.

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Re: what type of clothing

Post by lia0x5 » April 28th, 2018, 3:10 am

I would go with synthetic fabrics (nylon/elastane). The problem with humid climates is your sweat doesnt evaporate very well. So you cant cool down as effective.The synthetic fabrics will wick the moisture away from you alittle better. I would at least go with a synthetic underwear in the summer time. I typically wear cotton clothing during the summer except for underwear. On hikes i wear all synthetic during the summer.

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