Overnight backpack recommendation

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dgweston
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Overnight backpack recommendation

Post by dgweston » May 17th, 2018, 8:24 pm

I was planning to do an overnight backpacking trip to Lewis River, but the weather report looks lousy with lots of rain. I'm looking for recommendations within 2 hr drive from Portland that are on the east-ish side of the Cascades divide. Should be dryer over there. Any recommendations greatly appreciated!

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Re: Overnight backpack recommendation

Post by Aimless » May 17th, 2018, 9:43 pm

That near to Portland and east-side of Cascades and accessible in mid-May? The standard reply would be Badger Creek. It will rain less on you there than Lewis River, but it will still rain. Nice hike, though. And a variety of campsites to select among.

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Re: Overnight backpack recommendation

Post by dgweston » May 18th, 2018, 5:04 am

Thank you - I wondered about Badger Creek. Great idea!

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Re: Overnight backpack recommendation

Post by retired jerry » May 18th, 2018, 6:05 am

or Deschutes River is another standard

I wouldn't call the weather "lousy", just a chance of light rain :)

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Re: Overnight backpack recommendation

Post by dgweston » May 18th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Fair enough; light rain isn’t sooooooo bad. Haven’t been to Deschuttes yet, a little afraid it may be crowded on the weekend, but still worth a shot. Thank you!

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