Spencer Butte storm seam sunrise fast hike reached the top of Spencer Butte twice before sunrise and once after – between big winter storms coming from the Pacific Ocean. A perfect morning, for January 17 on Ridgeline Trail. The Hike Route (Recorded Track) I left Spring Blvd TH around 6:00 in dark. Before I even left the car, a couple of hikers (headlamps on) left the trail and hiked toward the neighborhood – not theKeep Reading …

A fast hike on Ridgeline Trail (Eugene Parks) end-to-end and Spencer Butte on a foggy morning winter solstice 2022 to catch the sunrise with more other hikers than a non holiday. The trail condition perfect after the rains without puddles or mud yet not hard on feet and legs. The hike Start was Spring Blvd trailhead leaving the car around 7:00 with headlamp barely lighting up through the fog. First to the top of SpencerKeep Reading …

I caught a Ridgeline Trail fast-hike as weather turned from cold clear mornings to Oregon winter’s rain, fog, mist and grey sky. After two weeks of cold, clear weather (the last real rain was 11-07, a tiny rain on 11-12), weather bots promised winter rains in the afternoon. The morning temperature was a muggy 40 something and no fog. A great day to enjoy Ridgeline Tr and Spencer Butte. Ridgeline Tr Route The hike IKeep Reading …

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A 28 degree Spencer Butte fast-hike yesterday (Nov 15) like cross country skiing on hiking boots. Fast up the butte to catch a sunrise. With the cold, staying on highly traveled routes with deicer put the fast-hike start at Ridgeline Trail Fox Hollow trailhead. At trailhead, ice / frost remained on top of car; no question about how cold the air. The Route Catching the sunrise Fast-hike from Fox Hollow to Spencer Butte top takesKeep Reading …