5/30/2010 – Eagle Creek Trail (off the Clackamas)

Date of Hike: 5/30/2010
Location of Hike: Eagle Creek Trail (off the Clackamas)
Trail Number: 501
Weather during Hike: Cloudy and cool
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 11:00 AM  End Time: 2:00 PM
Hike Distance: 7 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
I have wanted to get out hiking again for quite some time, but with everything going on, and having a wet spring, it has been difficult. I thought I could get out on the Memorial Day weekend, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. My wife finally encouraged me to go out on Sunday, since the weather was supposed to be OK. I’m very glad she did, for this trip was good for my soul. The weather was OK, with a few small sunbreaks, but mostly overcast. It wasn’t too cold or too hot, just about perfect for hiking.

This is the second time I’ve done this hike, and once you get past the initial clearcuts, it is a beautiful hike. I went a little farther this time, going past the big creek crossing, but I ended up turning around a little ways up the trail since it started to mist and I didn’t really want to hike in the rain. It worked out OK, and I had a great time. This area has LOTS of REALLY big trees and the creek is a constant companion, either by seeing it, or by hearing it. This day, the creek was roaring due to all the rain we have had.

A beautiful day in the woods!

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