This morning was colder than any recent rambles with the temperature <32 to start out with a nearly full moon setting.

Atmosphere seemed hazy so distance pics were worthless, but the trillium were blooming as were the dogwood. The people were fewer, the animals scarce … woodpeckers were plentiful though.

All Trails Factoids

Same route as last time: start at northern Willamette trailhead -> to top -> to “Y” junction back to top -> dillard road trailhead -> top -> car (3x to top).

Distance: 10.83 miles | Elevation Gain: 2,838 ft | Avg Pace 22:23 / miles — Recording

Gear TypeFor this Hike
PackNorthFace ION 20L
ShoesColumbia Fabric Boots
Top LayersBaselayer + cotton L S + Fleece
Bottom LayerREI Warm hiking pants
SocksDual layer REI Poly liner + REI lightweight Merino wool
Note: feet were much happier with the dual layers – practice to continue
WaterBladder 2 L (1 L drank)

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