With a ~24 hour break between recent NWP Atmospheric Rivers (NOAA), time to strap on trekking poles and get a Spencer Butte fast hike before the next river. Too many people had the same idea! Spencer Butte was overpopulated with humans and dogs – the most I’ve seen in recent memory.
Having an appointment early morning, the hike started around 10:30 from Spring Blvd TH and to Spencer Top, then down toward N. Willamette TH to right before the final drop down; turned around, went back to Spencer Top, then back to Spring Blvd.
Trail conditions were perfect after the rains – soft, but not muddy.
The first time at top, fog and clouds were just starting to break apart, floating upward to dissolve.
During the second top, blue sky finally …
Thriving in winter rains
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