Elk Mountain Climber's Log
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|fear n loathing||Route Climbed: Elk-King 12 mile loop Date Climbed: January 30, 2005|
|Great day. Started at Elk, which was fun to say the least then wandered around the U to Kings. The U is the best part of the trip. Well worth it. Did not see any Sasquatch, but did see a Liger in a tree. I fought it off with my bow staff though. If you do the loop start at Elk and don't count on the Wilson river trail back to be as flat as it starts out. Also you'll find some Blair Witch-like rock piles on the U part.|
|Posted Jan 31, 2005 4:47 pm|
|lostman||Route Climbed: Elk/Kings Combo Date Climbed: March 2003|
|An exciting Coast Range hike. These mountains feel surprisingly big and the trails are plenty steep. Some of the prettiest spots were on the trail connecting the two mountains at their bases. I like the views back to Kings Mountain from the top of Elk.|
|Posted Jul 7, 2004 2:10 pm|
|rpc||Route Climbed: Elk Mtn. Trail (2X) and Elk-King Traverse once Date Climbed: multiple|
|Hiked up it last evening to calm our nerves after work. Beautiful little summit.|
Date Signed: Apr 26, 2004 11:36 AM
Fun hike to the top of a pretty peak. Beautiful day with views that included Hood and St. Helens. The traverse to King is pretty scenic. Totally snow free.
Have hiked it previously:
Hiked it with a group of Mazamas. Attempted to do the Elk/King traverse but ran out of time. Came down via x-country travel and old forest roads. Great sunny day, tons of snow on the ground.
|Posted May 26, 2004 11:38 am|
|cmc56789||Route Climbed: elk mountain - kings mountain loop Date Climbed: February and Octaober 2003; April and May 2004|
|February, 2003 - Hiked Elk Mountain trail up and back in the Rain for a viewless hike. |
October 2003 - Parked at the king's mountain trailhead and hiked the wilson river trail to it's junction with the elk mountain trail on what seemed to be a perfect fall day for a hike. However by the time i got to the false summit, it began to rain. I was thoroughly soaked by the time i made it to the real summit, but couldn't bring myself to turn around. The rain made the steep rocky descent off the other side of elk mountain a little sketchy but still pretty fun.
April, 2004 - Did traverse again solo. This time the rain turned to a mix of rain, hail and snow just below the summit, which made the traverse to kings pretty interesting.
May, 2004 - I took Michelle Dechesser on this hike, and finally got a nice view from the top. The views of Mount hood and all the wildflowers make this a very pleasant hike.
August 8, 2006 -Did traverse again on a partly cloudy day
|Posted Oct 8, 2003 1:26 am|
|jhalz||Route Climbed: Elk Mtn. Trail Date Climbed: 4-12-2003|
|Great hike. I wish we had continued to Kings. I will definitely go back to do the whole traverse. We took the main Elk Mtn. Trail to the summit, but continued down an old logging road back to the campground.|
|Posted Apr 14, 2003 8:27 am|
|K Williams||Date Climbed: 2/28/03|
|Short steep trail in good condition. Bad weather prevented me from enjoying the views|
from the top. Started out as a light mist, turned into a steady rain, lightly snowing on top.
Was able to see some of the surrounding mountains on the way down after the fog/clouds
|Posted Feb 28, 2003 9:50 pm|
|Brian Jenkins||Route Climbed: Elk Mountain Trail Date Climbed: 6/30/01and 2/15/04|
|6/30/01-Great hike up a steep trail. Signed the summit log and continued on the trail along the ridgecrest to Kings Mountain.|
2/15/04-A rare sunny day in February so I HAD to do something. Drove out at noon. Up and down in about 2.5 hours. More ticks AGAIN on this hike. I HATE those things. Still like this steep, quick trail. Good workout. There is now a sign at the trailhead and a new summit sign and register.
|Posted Feb 20, 2002 8:11 pm|