Ascent of Pigeon Butte on 2019-04-21
|Others in Party:||Barbara Week and Bob Lillie led our group of 9 total|
|Date:||Sunday, April 21, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||543 ft / 165 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSierra Club hike led by Barbara Weeks and geology talk on Willamette Valley by her husband Bob Lillie -- listing -- The pastoral paths to Pigeon Butte make a perfect Easter stroll to enjoy scenic views, spring flowers, and numerous birds. Geologist Bob Lillie will join us to talk about the formation of the Willamette Valley and surrounding mountains, and the impact of the Missoula Floods. This hike is approx. 3.5 miles with 250 ft elevation gain. It is rated moderate because most of the elevation gain is in the 1/4 mi. climb up Pigeon Butte. The vistas are gorgeous the entire hike, but on a clear day the views from the top of Pigeon Butte are stunning. The most of the hike is on a flat gravel road. The last mile will be along a grassy levee which follows Muddy Creek on one side and numerous ponds on the other. This path is seldom mowed and can be wet if it has recently rained, so do wear water resistant boots. We will walk at a leisurely 2 mph pace with some stops for discussion.
Note -- I walked a bit over to the highest point while the group remained a bit lower, enjoying the views to the south while talking geology.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||265 ft / 80 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||265 ft / 80 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.7 mi / 6 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||265 ft / 80 m|
| Distance:||1.7 mi / 2.7 km|
| Route:||road going north then west from Bruce Rd|
| Start Trailhead:||Bruce Road - pull-off up and to south with overloo 278 ft / 84 m|
| Loss on way out:||265 ft / 80 m|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||levee near Muddy Creek|
| End Trailhead:||Bruce Road - pull-off up and to south with overloo 278 ft / 84 m|
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