May 26, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Dog Mountain
- Region: South Cascades -- Columbia Gorge
- Agency: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Trails: Dog Mountain (#147)
- Avg Rating: 4.47
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
There is plenty of poison oak on the lower slopes, but no rattlesnakes were seen.
The trail was a bit slick due to recent rains, and low cloud cover made for a cold and windy summit. No matter, I pulled on a jacket and hugged the dog for warmth while enjoying the view.
Go early to get a parking place at the trail-head, and expect a crowd. I came down the Augspurger trail and still had plenty of company. Earned myself a well-deserved fishwich at the East Wind Drive-In at Cascade Locks.