How many have you hiked?

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Waffle Stomper
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How many have you hiked?

Post by Waffle Stomper » July 19th, 2009, 7:07 am

Looking at the "Friends" list of hikes it reminds me of a birders' check list. I'm not a huge Gorge fan :o but I know many of you are. Of this list how many of these trails can you check off?
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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by Paul » July 19th, 2009, 4:35 pm

What list are you talking about?
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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by Waffle Stomper » July 19th, 2009, 4:53 pm

Well I guess I could have been clearer. It made sense to me at the time :oops: :roll: I needed more coffee I guess.

The Friends of the gorge photo request list. Here it is...
Trail Name:

Ainsworth Loop Hike
Aldrich Butte Hike
Aldrich Butte-Cedar Falls Loop Hike
Angel's Rest Hike
Angel's Rest-Devil's Rest Loop Hike
Augspurger Mountain Hike
Balfour-Klickitat Hike
Barrett Spur Add-on Hike
Beacon Rock Hike
Bear Lake Hike
Bell Creek Loop Hike
Benson Plateau Loop Hike
Bridal Veil Falls Hike
Bridal Veil Loop Hike
Buck Point Hike
Cape Horn Loop Hike
Casey Creek Loop Hike
Catherine Creek Arch Loop Hike
Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall Hike
Catherine Creek Universal Access Hike
Catherine Creek West Loop Hike
Cherry Orchard Hike
Chinidere Mountain Hike
Cougar Rock via Elevator Shaft Hike
Coyote Wall Long Loop Hike
Defiance-Starvation Loop Hike
Devil's Rest via Wahkeena Hike
Dog Mountain Hike
Dog Mountain Loop Hike
Dry Creek Falls Hike
Dublin Lake Hike
Eagle-Benson Loop Hike
Eagle Creek to High Bridge Hike
Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls Hike
Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls Hike
Eagle Creek to Wahtum Lake Hike
Elowah Falls Hike
Fairy Falls Hike
Fort Cascades Hike
Fort Rains Hike
Franklin Ridge Hike
Gillette Lake Hike
Green Leaf OL
Green Point Ridge Hike
Hamilton Mountain Loop Hike
Hardy Ridge Loop Hike
Herman Creek-Wyeth Traverse Hike
Herman Creek Pinnacles Hike
Horsetail Falls Loop Hike
Horsethief Butte Hike
Indian Petroglyphs Hike
Indian Point Loop Hike

Klickitat Trail
Labyrinth Hike
Labyrinth Loop Hike
Lancaster Falls Hike
Larch Mountain Crater Hike
Larch Mountain Hike
Larch Mountain via Oneonta Trail Hike
Latourell Falls Hike
Lewis and Clark Park Hike
Little Beacon Rock Loop Hike
Lower Greenleaf Falls Hike
Lower Starvation Loop Hike
Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike
Major Canyon Overlook Hike
McCall Point Hike
McCord Falls Hike
Mist Falls Hike
Mitchell Point Hike
Mosier Twin Tunnels Hike
Mount Defiance Hike
Mount Defiance from Columbia River Hike
Mount Defiance from Wahtum Lake Road Hike
Mud Lake Hike
Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop Hike
Multnomah Falls Hike
Munra Point from Wahclella Hike
Munra Point from Yeon Trailhead Hike
Nesmith-Oneonta Traverse Hike
Nesmith-Tanner Traverse Hike
Nesmith Point Hike
Nick Eaton Ridge Loop Hike
North Lake Hike
Oneonta Gorge Hike
Paddle Wheeler Hike
Perdition Trail Add-On Hike
Ponytail Falls Hike
Pool of the Winds Hike
Punchbowl Falls
Rainy Lake via Gorton Creek Trail Hike
Rock of Ages Loop Hike
Rodney Falls Hike
Rooster Rock Loop Hike
Rowena Plateau Hike
Rowena Overlook Hike
Ruckle Creek Hike
Ruckel Ridge Loop Hike
Rudolph Spur Loop Hike
Sams Walker Loop Hike
Sandy River Delta Hike
Sheppard's Dell Hike
Sherrard Point Hike
Stacker Butte
Starvation Creek Hike
Starvation Ridge Hike
Table Mountain from Aldrich Butte Trailhead Hike
Table Mountain from Bonneville Hike
Tanner-Eagle Traverse Hike
Tanner Butte Hike
Tanner Creek Hike
Tanner Cutoff Loop Hike
Tomlike Mountain Hike
Tooth Rock Loop Hike
Triple Falls Hike
Upper McCord Creek Falls Hike
Wahclella Falls Hike
Wahkeena Falls Hike
Wahtum Lake via Herman Creek Hike
Wahtum Lake via Pacific Crest Trail Hike
Wahtum Lake via Ruckel Creek Hike
Warren Lake Hike
Wauna Point Hike
Wauna Viewpoint from Eagle Creek Hike
Wauna Viewpoint from Tooth Rock Hike
Weldon Wagon Trail Hike
Wind Mountain Hike
Wygant Peak Hike
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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by Peder » July 19th, 2009, 5:23 pm

42 - I guess that is not too bad in the 23 months I have lived in Oregon!
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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by Jane » July 19th, 2009, 6:16 pm

Well 39 or so according to the list, but many overlap (such "Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls" and then "Punchbowl Falls"-?) and all the Coyote Wall, Labrynth and Catherine Creek options - I don't really separate them so much. Perhaps they're listed like this to get more specific area photos.

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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by BCJ » July 19th, 2009, 6:26 pm

I'm at 40, which is indicative of my use of the Gorge as a place to go when the "good stuff" (obviously, my personal opinion) is inaccessible. I really don't spend as much time there as many on this forum as I don't have much of an affinity for waterfalls. I like to use the trails for training for bigger stuff, but since I live out in Hillsboro it's much easier for me to just head out to Kings or Elk Mountain to train.

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Re: How many have you hiiked?

Post by fettster » July 19th, 2009, 6:34 pm

BCJ wrote:I'm at 40, which is indicative of my use of the Gorge as a place to go when the "good stuff" (obviously, my personal opinion) is inaccessible. I really don't spend as much time there as many on this forum as I don't have much of an affinity for waterfalls. I like to use the trails for training for bigger stuff, but since I live out in Hillsboro it's much easier for me to just head out to Kings or Elk Mountain to train.
I'm pretty similar there. I've done most of the "majors" in the Gorge and don't tend to re-do a lot of hikes. Kings/Elk is definitely the standard for conditioning coming out of Hillsboro.

However, you can always find something new on a return to the Gorge. Yesterday I was helping with some trail work along Eagle Creek and saw a scorpion for the first time. Granted, this one was dead, but it was cool to get a look at it up close.

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Re: How many have you hiked?

Post by Waffle Stomper » July 19th, 2009, 6:53 pm

fettster wrote: However, you can always find something new on a return to the Gorge. Yesterday I was helping with some trail work along Eagle Creek and saw a scorpion for the first time. Granted, this one was dead, but it was cool to get a look at it up close.
That's one more scorpion than I've seen.

I think the numbers so far is pretty good. I know I've seen some pretty great photos come out of the gorge.
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Re: How many have you hiked?

Post by romann » July 19th, 2009, 10:35 pm

I'm at 28, but I chose several "favorite hikes" and did these several dozen times. Also, some trails on the list are listed twice, like "Cherry Orchard" and "Lyle Cherry Orchard", or "Eagle Creek to Punchbowl" and simply "Punchbowl", I counted these pairs as one.

The Gorge is excellent for all-season hiking or for conditioning when there's little time after work, but in my opinion most Gorge hikes are fairly similar to each other (except for Eastern Gorge and Eagle Creek) even though they are beautiful, so I try something different in other areas when season allows. My Gorge favorite is Angels Rest (don't know why), and as I try to hike twice a week most of the time it's this hike - I did it 150 times maybe :). The 2nd favorite is Hamilton Mountain. I think I like those hikes because they offer some uphill training without risk to break the legs, have a nice view at the top, and close to Vancouver.

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Re: How many have you hiked?

Post by Don Nelsen » July 20th, 2009, 8:52 am

101 but maybe a few more I've forgotten about. I'll have to check out the ones I've missed - good list!

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