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Nov 29 2018
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35 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Angels Rest - Devils RestNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2018
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Hiking10.57 Miles 3,160 AEG
Hiking10.57 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   2.95 mph
3,160 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
 
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Got a late start and managed to score a parking spot at the Angels Rest trailhead after a short wait for another hiker to leave. The trailhead is not usually crowded on a weekday in the winter, but its still seeing a major influx of visitors since its been open for less than a week after the fire.

Set a really strong pace and made it to Angels Rest in 42 minutes. When I made it to the Devil's Rest junction it looked like the trail was closed- there was deadfall down across it and it was partially obscured. I took a left and made my way down to Wahkeena Spring. I chatted with the first hiker I passed about the Devil's Rest junction- he said he had followed the trail about 100' and turned back since it was overgrown. As I got closer to Wahkeena Springs I passed a group of 3 older gentlemen who were on their way back from Devil's Rest. They confirmed that the trail was unofficially open, however it was overgrown and slow going in a couple of places.

Knowing that Devil's Rest was actually open to the public, I continued beyond Wahkeena Springs, made the long climb up to Devil's Rest, then followed the mostly obscured trail back to Angels Rest. Having done the loop multiple times I didn't have much of an issue following the overgrown trail through the burn area, but I figure its just a matter of time until someone that doesn't know the area gets lost.
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May 09 2017
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Angels Rest - Devils RestNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
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Run/Jog10.90 Miles 2,770 AEG
Run/Jog10.90 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   57 Secs3.52 mph
2,770 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
 
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Got an early start and was on trail at 05:30. Beautiful morning in the 50s with some very faint clouds that were turning pink from the sunrise. Managed to remain in the shade for almost the entire time. Quickly hiked the uphills and ran/jogged the flats and downhills. Did the loop clockwise for the first time, I think the trail is more runnable this direction.

Definitely wasn't moving my fastest. I only had 3 hours sleep after yesterdays Multnomah Falls run and had also hit the gym overnight. My legs felt heavier than normal. Really started suffering on the climb from devils rest/wahkeena/vista junction. Even after passing Devils Rest, my downhill pace was hardly more than a shuffle. But still a fun run.
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Angels Rest - Devils RestNorth Central, OR
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Run/Jog10.80 Miles 2,788 AEG
Run/Jog10.80 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   30 Secs3.71 mph
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Hiked/Ran the loop counter clockwise. Only a moderate amount of traffic on the trail today, so I didn't have to stop very often to pass people. Hiked the uphill portions as fast as I could and ran all the downhill or flat sections. Started out very foggy and dark, but the clouds eventually broke and I finished in the sun. I definitely need to drink more next time. I suffered from leg cramps and spasms really bad for the last mile or so to the point I almost fell several times.
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May 19 2015
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Angels Rest - Devils RestNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
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Hiking11.90 Miles 3,180 AEG
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Group hike along the Angels Rest/Devils Rest Loop. Dark and ominous clouds when we hit the trail, but we never actually got rained on.
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 Phoenix, AZ
Angels Rest - Devils RestNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
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Hiking11.90 Miles 3,810 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles   6 Hrs   45 Mns   1.76 mph
3,810 ft AEG
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I should preface this by saying that I do not like hiking in the snow. Well, that being said, with the proper gear, it doesn't have to be too unpleasing.

The original plan for this one was an out and back to Devils Rest. My hiking partner for the day didn't have a whole lot of time, so that's what we had agreed to. It would've taken three hours off of our day had we actually been able to do the out and back. That is, if we knew when we were "out" in order to go "back." The signage around Devils Rest is non-existent. The Falcon's guide says that Devils Rest is a good place to rest, but doesn't offer much of a view, since it's tree-covered. With the snow around too... well, I think we missed it.

Angels Rest also does not have any signage, but it is obvious that this vista point was special. We started out the hike at 8:30 a.m. with no one in the trailhead parking lot and not a single set of prints on the fresh snow. When we returned, the snow had turned to slush and mud with all the shoe prints - it is definitely a popular spot.

Higher up, though, we did not run into any other hikers, or any other prints. We did this trail in the opposite direction than the Falcon's guide, preferably to knock off some mileage, but then, since we didn't find Devils Rest, that was not the case. We started out on Angels Rest Trail to Foxglove Way to Wahkeena Trail for a brief time, then proceeded back to Angels Rest Trail where we saw Wahkeena Springs (I missed the springs the day before - the springs are actually just off of Wahkeena Trail on the Angels Rest Trail).

A word about the weather... Did I mention that I don't like snow hikes? At the higher elevations, we were hiking through 6-8 inches of snow with a snow/ice combination blowing horizontally directly at our faces. Not fun. When we had the snow at our backs, though, it wasn't all bad.

And I was actually glad that we couldn't find Devils Rest. It gave me more elevation on the trip, and I have a reason to go back.
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