Category Archives: TripReport2007

11/4/2007 – Old Baldy

Date of Hike: 11/4/2007
Location of Hike: Old Baldy Trail
Trail Number: 502
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Hike Distance: 7
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
I did not keep a description of this hike, however I do remember parts of it. It was a trail with LOTS of up and down. Several nice viewpoints along the way, however the view at Old Baldy has been overgrown. All you see at the top is trees now.

10/28/2007 – Rimrock Trail – Mt Mitchell

Date of Hike: 10/28/2007
Location of Hike: Rimrock Trail - Mt Mitchell
Trail Number: 704
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Hike Distance: 5 miles
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This is the same hike I took about a month ago, however this time, I hiked the real trail, starting at the real trailhead. The weather was also much better this time, as it was clear. The beginning of the hike is probably the best, since it goes through some older trees, and passes by a small “seasonal lake”. The trail then joins the viewpoint trail, which used to be called the Mt Mitchell Trail (705). The views from Mt Mitchell are absolutely incredible. It has some of the most beautiful views of any of the peaks I’ve been on in the Clackamas area. This is definitely a hike I’ll want to do again!

10/23/2007 – Huxley Lake

Date of Hike: 10/23/2007
Location of Hike: Huxley Lake Trail
Trail Number: 521
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Hike Distance: 9 miles
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was a difficult, although interesting hike. You start at Lookout Springs campground, hike about a half mile down the Corral Springs trail, there is a junction with Huxley Lake. Then you DROP down about 1000′, with most of it VERY steep. I never did find the lake on this hike, however in discussions after I got back, I found out where I went wrong. The junction at the bottom of the hill is actually the trail. I should have gone left and followed that trail, instead of going straight, which is an old road. I think I ended up coming out on road 4612, and walked down that for a while. We followed the actual trail for a bit, thinking it was the trail to the lake, however we turned around since the trail to the lake was only .2 mile, and we walked quite a bit farther than that, so figured we must be on the wrong trail. We ended up walking a lot further than we planned, but there were some very nice areas on this trail. It has been somewhat ruined by the ATVs on the trail, however. In some areas, you can’t even tell where the real trail goes, since there has been so much off trail excursions by the ATVs. This would be an interesting trail to hike again, however next time I would start from the bottom end and come up, which is a lot less vertical climb. It sounds like the best part of the trail is the lower half, anyway.

10/6/2007 – Lost Lake

Date of Hike: 10/6/2007
Location of Hike: Lost Lake Old Growth Trail
Weather during Hike: Overcast, COLD and windy
Hiking Buddies: The whole family, including my parents
Hike Distance: 1.5 miles
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:

This was a short hike to the Lost Lake Old Growth trail.

It was the weekend before my mother had hip surgery, and I thought it would be good for her to have some nice pictures in her head while she recovered. The trail is mostly a boardwalk through some magnificent old growth douglas fir and cedar trees.



It was a very nice day, however it was VERY cold and VERY windy. Luckily, we were spared most of the wind when going on the trail. We had lunch down by the lake, and it was really cold. The store was still open when we were there, but it was the last week until they closed up for the winter. Lost Lake is a beautiful lake, however it is a rather long drive to get there.