Hey Trail Lizards,
Fall has arrived, so it's time to start thinking about places we might like to visit this coming fall and winter for some trail running action. With most of the trails on the Oregon side of the Gorge shut down, we won't be able to add any of those into the mix. And since we plan these out in advance, mid to high elevation trails are obviously out due to cold and snow. But there are still plenty of new trails we haven't visited over the years, and perhaps even some old favorites, for us to visit.
We typically kick the trail runs off with a classic - Tryon Creek on Thanksgiving morning. And then we usually count the Purge & Splurge (Wildwood end-to-end, as well as some shorter options) on New Years Eve as one of the trail runs as well. But there are lots of other weekends between those, and after, where we can get out and explore places on the Washington side of the Gorge, elsewhere in SW WA, the Coast Range or at the coast, or further south in the Willamette Valley or Cascade foothills.
Anyone have ideas for trails they would like to explore?
Ones on my list of possibilities include:
Cape Horn - http://www.oregonhik..._Horn_Loop_Hike
Opal Creek - http://www.oregonhik...edar_Flats_Hike
Gales Creek - http://www.oregonhik...ales_Creek_Hike
Coyote Wall - http://www.oregonhik...oyote_Wall_Hike
Strawberry Island/Fort Cascades/North Bonneville - http://www.oregonhik...sland_Loop_Hike
PCT north from Hwy 14 - http://www.oregonhik...iefs_Trail_Hike
Another coast trip (maybe Manzanita in March?)
If you have ideas, share 'em and we will see if we can't get a schedule together for everyone to look forward to exploring this winter.