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Vista Ridge Trail #626 - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jul 18 2021
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35 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Vista Ridge Trail #626North Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2021
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Hiking9.30 Miles 3,382 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles
3,382 ft AEG
 
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Hiked up to Timberline Trail via Vista Ridge Trail, then followed the route up to Barrett Spur and looped back down via Dollar Lake. Beautiful clear day, perfect temperature. Not too crowded for a Sunday. Route to Barrett Spur was easy to follow, wind at the top was pretty fierce- but eventually died down. Sat at the top for a while listening to rock and ice fall and soaking up the views.
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Paintbrush, Lupine, Beargrass, etc...
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Jul 08 2018
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 Joined Jan 18 2011
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Vista Ridge Trail #626North Central, OR
North Central, OR
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Lucyan
Hiking4.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Jul 03 2018
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35 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Vista Ridge Trail #626North Central, OR
North Central, OR
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keepmoving
Hiking9.22 Miles 2,024 AEG
Hiking9.22 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   2.13 mph
2,024 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Beautiful hike that has been on my to-do list for the last year. Starts out hiking through burnt forest from the Dollar Lake fire several years ago. You can see Mt. Hood in the distance through the trees, but you can't quite get a clear view as the trees are just a little bit too thick. Once on the Timberline Trail you are treated to fantastic views of the Mountain and several gorgeous meadows and small streams. Mt Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier were visible off to the north. Multiple large patches of snow remain, however I only had 1 section where I lost the trail for a short ways. Stopped to visit Dollar Lake on the return hike.
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average hiking speed 2.13 mph

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