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943. Bald Red Hood (08/16/14)

Hikers (17): Chinyet, Dan, David, David A, Dwight, George, Jeff, Nick, Ralph, Robert, Sarah, Sarbinder, Shuli, Steve, Tony, Yannick, Yipeng
Distance: 18 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Kenwood

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Eric and Steve

Listed the hike as a high 3, but it turned out to be a solid 4 with 5k ft of elevation gain and plenty of heat. The spread between first and last person was of a magnitude usually seen on 30+ mile hikes.

Kathryn and Peter E wised up early and ditched before the Hood Mountain torture. But they were there with a much appreciated beverage at the end. Sarah managed to get a gash on her knee within the first mile, but Nick later outdid her in sheer blood-letting. Both lived to hike again, and took advantage of Sugarloaf Ridge's first aid kit.

View from the first summit: Brushy Peak

Eric conquers the area near Red Hill

Yipeng finds the true peak

Hiding in the shade on the way up Mt. Hood

The view from Gunsight overlook--it's all downhill from here. . .you would think

Chinyet's 60th leaf
Dwight's 1st leaf
Jeff's 210th leaf

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