Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/12/22

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Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/12/22

Post by Guy » December 23rd, 2013, 5:30 pm

A few weeks ago we hiked the first part of the klickitat Trail from Lyle to MP7 & back. With a rainy day forcast for the Western Gorge we though we would head out there again to knock the second section out. This time starting at Klickitat (MP13) & hiking down to our same Lunch spot at MP7 & back.

Not as much to see see on this section of the trail as on the first 7 miles in our opinion but a good Winter Walk along the River & our first visit ever to Klickitat! Here are a few pics of what we saw:

The Klickitat K on the hillside above town - made with old tires painted white rather than rocks!

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We saw several Bald Eagles on the drive up to Klickitat & again while hiking down the trail.

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For the first couple of miles hiking south from Klickitat you pass property at both ends of the economic spectrum!

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Some interesting Garden Art

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We passed a well maintained porta potty at the Pitt TH (MP10) but for those of you who prefer a more rustic experience there was this one at MP9

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Our curiosity about a Safety Bypass around MP8 got the better of us!

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Et voilà

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Lunch at the same MP7 overlook.

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With Cheese Cake!

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Sleeping off the Hot Apple Brandy

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Then the hike back to town

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Just in time to catch the last train for home!

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Wait a minute, I think we've been left behind!

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12.7 Miles & another whopping 570' of EG ;) ..

This hike put me over my goal of 600 miles for the year with a Sunday to spare!

A few more pics here & a map with a red line on it below.

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hiking log & photos.
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Re: Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/1

Post by Sean Thomas » December 23rd, 2013, 9:00 pm

Nice description and shots of the eagle and the garden art(well, ofcourse the cheesecake too :D


I haven't been on that section at all but it sounds like a perfect idea for a winter trip as you mentioned.

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Re: Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/1

Post by drm » December 26th, 2013, 8:59 am

Just north of Pitt there is an abandoned apple orchard. Nice to be able to pick wild apples for a snack if you are there in the right season.

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Re: Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/1

Post by Born2BBrad » December 26th, 2013, 10:59 am

One of these days I'll have to check out that part of the Klickitat Trail, rather than hiking the Swale Canyon part.

Hike on,

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Re: Klickitat Trail, Part 2 (Klickitat to MP7 & back) 2013/1

Post by romann » December 28th, 2013, 12:14 am

Great TR and pictures, Guy - I really need to make it there. No backpacking rule was keeping me away from Klickitat trail (which is odd, as I never backpacked the Deschutes either but been there a few times). I guess every time I don't backpack, I look for potential campsites for would-be future overnight trips ;)

Where did you find the train, is it right near the trail & easy to see?

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