Dog Mountain Climber's Log

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Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Feb 25, 2006 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2006

Short Getaway Up The Scenic Route  Sucess!

There were a lot of people (+22) and a half dozen dogs. Everyone was nice, including the dogs. There wasn't much snow until the top 100 feet or so, but there was crusted ice beneath the vegetation the whole way. The view is great.


Levi - Feb 14, 2006 12:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2006

Route Climbed: More Difficult up, less difficult down  Sucess!

Stared at 7:30AM expecting snow (but there was none). Reached the summit at 9:30AM. We took our time on the trip down, back to the TH at 12:40PM. Great hike. The weather was good except for all the clouds

MtnTroll - Jan 6, 2006 1:42 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 1996  Sucess!

Great hike. Windy, and caught in a nice little storm at the sumit, but this was a good one. Not the best hike to break in new boots, but...

esullender - Oct 12, 2005 1:59 pm

Date Climbed: April 9, 2005  Sucess!

Good training hike.


OmachePDX - Jul 29, 2005 3:41 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 2004 mid-day  Sucess!

This was a fun little hike, with great views of the Gorge. Hike up, lunch, and hike down seemed like a good idea. I recommend doing this hike early in the morning, what a trip that could be!

(Note to self: do not hike in the afternoon on the hottest day of the year!)


jdstrong - Jul 12, 2005 12:46 am

Route Climbed: South Route (Easy Option) Date Climbed: 5/7/2005  Sucess!

Early in the spring the entire moutain blooms with wild flowers for some of the best photo opportunities. An excellent training hike for the early season.

Meredith Rose

Meredith Rose - Jun 17, 2005 9:37 am

Date Climbed: June 13, 2005  Sucess!

I have climbed this many times over the last 4 years, but the most recent was June 13th. There was a sign at the trailhead that warned of aggressive cougar activity and said "hike at your own risk". However I always hike with my 2 large dogs so I rarely see any wildlife. The wildflowers are just past their peak, but still impressive. I never get tired of this hike. It is steep enough to get my heart pumping, and the view from the top is always worthwhile.


charlatan - Jun 12, 2005 11:20 pm

Date Climbed: 3 May 2005

Second time on Dog Mountain. Both times I have seen a bear (the first, a little one on Augspurger last June and this time a big one on the Augspurger trail on Dog Mountain itself). What is the probability of that?

Decent views over the Gorge and of semi-obscured Adams and St Helens this time.

leedog12 - Jun 12, 2005 2:28 pm

Route Climbed: All Date Climbed: April 23, 2005  Sucess!

This was my 5th Dog Mountain summit hike. Great training mountain with a bit of weight in my pack. 1:12 up for a total round trip time of 2:10. Could have gone a bit faster on the descent if it were not so darn rainy!!

sauron93 - May 10, 2005 1:51 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: April 2, 2005  Sucess!

fun convenient hike with a great view!


wildstar - Apr 21, 2005 8:47 pm

Route Climbed: Old Trail Date Climbed: April 21, 2005  Sucess!

Fun hike with nice views of the gorge. Did as a hike to stretch our legs before a Mt. Hood attempt.


lostman - Nov 12, 2004 12:31 am

Route Climbed: Scenic up / Augspurger down Date Climbed: November 11, 2004  Sucess!

Great hike on a really nice day. Lots of atmospheric haze in the Gorge and an amazing sunset.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Nov 10, 2004 11:40 pm

Route Climbed: south side trail Date Climbed: June 25th, 1999  Sucess!

I'd climbed this as early as the late 70's but failed to log it. Done it about 12 times over the years and it's always a great little hike. Saw a couple of baby rattlesnakes on the trail on the west side last year.


Dundeel - Sep 22, 2004 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Old Trail Date Climbed: 1980s  Sucess!

Rain and wind but good exercise.


rpc - Aug 30, 2004 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: all the established trails Date Climbed: 4X  Sucess!

This is a great hike! Have done it four times (always with our dog) in winter and early spring. Will make it out there sometime in late spring to check out the wild flower displays.


Soup - Jun 17, 2004 4:02 pm

Route Climbed: Scenic Up/ old trail down Date Climbed: June 17, 2004  Sucess!

I was on the trail by 5:30 am to beat the heat and huffed on up a nice and quiet trail. The wildflowers looked like they were sufferin' from our coming summer sun; about a quarter were burned out, but the three-fourths remaining were great! There were clear skies like crazy; Hood, Adams, and St. Helens all showed up.

When I was eating breakfast up top, two deer crossed the meadow not more then 25 feet away from me. On my decent, I walked right up on a rattle snake eating his own chipmunk breakfast. I do believe that there is nothing like the sound of that rattle!


cmc56789 - Apr 28, 2004 3:48 pm

Route Climbed: Scenic up / Ausperger down Date Climbed: December, 2002; April 27, 2004; May 19, 2004  Sucess!

December, 2002 - Hiked in the wind and rain and had no view. could barely see Wind Mountain.

April, 2004 - Hiked on a windy and suny day and had great views of the whitecaps on the columbia, Mt defiance, the top of Hood, Mt St Helens, and down the gorge. Also a lot of wildflowers in bloom. took about an hour and half to the top. very windy and pretty crowded. I would hate to see it on a weekend.

May, 2004 - I did this to wrap up a 4 summit day. It was preceded by Lookout Mountain, Bald Butte, and Mount Defiance. I saw quite a few people headed down as i was going up. Pretty cloudy, but i still had decent views of Hood, Defiance, and the Gorge. It was an appropriate finale to my day since it got dark on the way down and then it started to lightning. I saw a lot of flashes for the final mile or so, but didn't start hearing thunder until i was back to my truck and safe.

December 2006 - hiked up to a snow covered mostly viewless summit.

March 29, 2007 - Great hike with Jen and Dosha on a perfect day. Could see St Helens, Adams, and part of Hood along with the other gorge peaks. Even found the geocache at the top just for fun! had burgers and beer in Hood River before heading back to OC.

e.acar - Apr 28, 2004 11:02 am

Route Climbed: Standard loop Date Climbed: April 25th, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed with Olga. Flowers were blooming but not yet at their peak. Nice weather with a clear view of gorge.


jtschanz - Apr 26, 2004 4:45 pm

Route Climbed: Augsburger Mtn Trail, Dog Mtn Trail Date Climbed: April 25, 2004  Sucess!

This is always a great hike - and I was surprised by how many wildflowers were already in bloom. I had intended on doing the Augsberger Mtn hike, but after realizing that I didn't have enough time for the 15-mile loop I cut over to Dog Mountain instead. Great views and unusually warm weather - definitely didn't feel like April!!

M and N Denyer

M and N Denyer - Apr 12, 2004 10:17 am

Route Climbed: Scenic Up/Old Trail Down Date Climbed: April 11, 2004  Sucess!

This was my first time doing this hike--I can see why it is so popular. The views were incredible. (See Brian Jenkins' log). I definitely plan to do this hike many more times.--Natasha

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