6/30/2012 – Cape Lookout Trail

Date of Hike: 6/30/2012
Location of Hike: Cape Lookout Trail (Cape Trail)
Weather during Hike: Foggy and Rainy
Hiking Buddies: Troop 133! (Noah, Alex, Bobby, Kirk, Bob, Estella
Start Time: 10:10 AM  End Time: 2:30 PM
Hike Distance: 5 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was a very wet and muddy hike to the end of Cape Lookout. The day started out raining pretty good, but a little bit into the hike the rain stopped and we just got dripped on from the trees. A little later, the trees stopped dripping and it was relatively dry, but the trail was very well used, and VERY muddy. After much discussion about the rain (and how miserable it was), we pressed on to the end of the cape. There were a few lookout areas, but we could see nothing, as we were hiking in the fog/clouds all day. The best we could see was to barely see the waves crashing on the shore at the bottom of the cape. Even that was hard to see at time.

We had lunch at the end of the cape, where it was pretty calm and warm, however it started drizzling a bit so we headed back into the protection of the trees. It was a little wet on the way back, but not too bad. We finally arrived back at the van just in time for it to start raining pretty regularly. We then made a pilgrimage to the Tillamook cheese factory for cheese samples and ice cream before heading home.

A good day with the Boy scouts! Too bad there weren’t more people who braved the conditions. It really wasn’t all that bad. Most certainly much better than my hike the previous weekend where it was rainy and cold.

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