Summer 2020 hikes – the look-back summary

All the previously published trip reports were lost in the recent technical debacle. Here’s a summary look-back with pointers to pic albums associated with the different hikes. These are in chronological order, not in order of ‘goodness’.

Recommendation scores are 1=don’t go; 7=maybe / maybe not; 10=must go

MonthHike / TrailPics / AlbumRecordingRecommend
(what / 1-10)
MaySpencer Butte 3 photos10 miles / 2900 ft gainTraining – 8
JuneSpencer Butte (2x) 4 photos10 miles / 2700 ft gain
10 miles / 1700 ft gain
Training – 8
JuneHardesty Mnt (day hike)4 photos10.7 miles / 3200 ft gainTraining – 7
JuneAubrey Loop (day hike)6 photos9.4 miles / 2200 ft gainShady day hike – 5
July Fuji Mnt (2x) (day hike)15 photos12.0 miles / 2350 ft gain
12.1 miles / 2350 ft gain
Shady day hike & views – 9
July Maiden Peak Loop (day hike)19 photos19.8 miles / 3700 ft gainShady day hike & views – 5
July PCT & Diamond Pk (backpack)22 photos18.9 miles / 3500 ft gain
15.7 miles / 1980 ft gain
Backpack for lakes but bugs early – 7
AugustTimberline Trail
Mt Hood
(backpack)
The trail
Water
Flowers
– Sides of Hood
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Backpack ‘must do’ best late July / early Aug flowers – go w/ experienced – 10 (very hard)
AugustPCT & Mt Thielsen (day hike)10 photosfirst 10 milesDay hike or backpacking – 7
August Mt Bailey (day hike)13 photos14.7 miles / 3000 ft gainDay hike – 9
August PCT & Thielsen Creek (day hike)13 photos14 miles / 2400 ft gainDay hike or backpacking – 8
August South Sister (backpack)Up S. Sister19 miles / 6100 ft gainDay hike or backpacking – 10 (very hard)
August PCT from Moraine Lake to Obsedian (backpack)PCT portion21 miles / 2800 ft gainBackpacking – 10
August PCT from Scott to Obsedian (day hike)36 photos22 miles / 3700 ft gainDay hike or backpacking – 10
SeptemberLoowit Loop (St Helens backpack)35 photosDay 1
Day 2
Backpacking – 7 (very hard!)
OctoberHardesty (day hike)9 photos12.6 miles / 4000 ft gainDay hike – 7

Two additional hikes around Spencer’s Butte were completed in October, but they had a separate post in blog v2.0. https://www.plansandclues.org/2020/10/18/october-clouds-fog-spencers-butte/

For my goal of covering the Oregon portions of the PCT, I have covered ~60 miles in the last two counted / tracked / recorded years of hiking. My goal for 2021 is to nearly double the PCT miles to >100 miles for a total of >175 miles.

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