Wind Mountain Climber's Log

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iditarod81

iditarod81 - May 22, 2017 3:38 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2017

Fun family hike  Sucess!

A lovely last minute hike with my family. Husband did the hard work of lugging our 22-lb baby to the top in the carrier :-) Gorgeous weather!

WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Apr 16, 2017 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2017

Sweat it out!  Sucess!

Wish this one was closer, because it would be the perfect mountain for training/laps. Made it to the top in 32 minutes, on the nicest day of the year so far.

Dundeel

Dundeel - Mar 20, 2017 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2017

Wind Beneath My Feet  Sucess!

I went up the Northside "trail". It is almost impossible to follow and I wound up just bushwhacking and following game trails to reach the top. Walk about 200 yds down the road to find the real trail.

Kemp

Kemp - Oct 19, 2016 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2016

Wind Mountain  Sucess!

Very foggy hike, the rocks were cool up top.

olymountainman

olymountainman - Jul 1, 2012 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

Cool stuff up top  Sucess!

good views, cool ancient native stuff up top.

nicozone

nicozone - Apr 20, 2012 10:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2011

After-thought to Dog Mountain  Sucess!

I hiked to the top of Wind Mountain with the Mazamas Basic Climber Education Program (BCEP) team after we finished hiking Dog Mountain too quickly and our leader decided we need an additional challenge. Great views to the east when your on top.

calebEOC

calebEOC - Feb 8, 2010 1:51 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2010

Fun little hike  Sucess!

Did this after Dog Mountain since they are side by side. Nice mild weather for being early february.

BCJ

BCJ - Jun 25, 2009 2:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Fathers' Day  Sucess!

Family hike with my wife and kids (6 and 4). Very windy (no surprise there) and beautiful. Great way to spend Fathers' Day.

Lunadog

Lunadog - Jun 15, 2009 1:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2009

Twice is nice  Sucess!

Did two laps with my Dad on a windy but sunny day in the Gorge. First lap I had my backpack on. Second lap backpack free! On the way out, just at the trailhead I decided to wander through the only poison oak we saw on the hike. Had to get a bath when we got back home. Yuck. Other than the bath thing and not letting me have any of his McDonalds on the way home, my Dad is pretty cool though.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Feb 11, 2008 12:00 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2008

Snowshoe...  Sucess!

Did Wind after Dog.
Needed snowshoes for only the last .5 mile.

Annie

Annie - Aug 6, 2007 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Cool  Sucess!

Did with Brian after doing Dog, neat pits up top.

BSPclimber

BSPclimber - Jan 31, 2007 3:18 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2007

Wind Mtn. Trail  Sucess!

A great hike for when you are strapped for time. The views from the Wind Mountain summit of Defiance, Dog and other mountains are of top quality. And the summit itself is quite an amazing place, it would be worth the trip even w/o the outstanding views. I recommend doing the trail to the viewpoint, the views of Dog from there are even better than from the summit. Be careful though, its fairly steep and a fall from there is a thing to shudder at. 45 minutes up, 35 down with the side trip to the viewpoint.
Edit:Did this again after doing Angel's Rest to get in some more elevation gain. Hazy day so not great views. 35 minutes up, 24 down including a side trip to the viewpoint. There is a spot to park at the actual trailhead and it's an easy turnaround, no need to park up the hill.

Grrl

Grrl - Jan 22, 2007 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001

A cultural legacy  Sucess!

Very easy hike. A great first mountain for young kids and loved by time-strapped gorge-rs. Hardly an hour up at a moderate pace. 30-40 minutes at a brisk pace. Perfect for watching the sun set (or rise) on the fly.
Watch for poison oak covering the trailhead.
This is another hike I do several times every year.
Make sure you take a look at the interpretive sign near the top (and stay on the trail...it explains why) to read about Native American "Spirit Quests".

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Jun 18, 2006 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Wind Mountain  Sucess!

Short and steep climb up this mountain. The trail is unmaintained and there were several trees that had fallen across the trail. It was still in very good condition and easy to follow. I finally had a clear day and could see Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens from the summit. The best views were back down toward the Columbia River Gorge.

Tnarg

Tnarg - Feb 17, 2006 4:04 pm

Great little hike!!  Sucess!

I hate to say this, but I don't remember exactly when I was up here. The actual trailhead was kind of tricky to find, but it was a really nice hike to the top, with some views that put the gorge in a different perspective. I liked how for an "unmaintained" trail there was an interpretive sign concerning the Indian Pits!

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Sep 19, 2005 11:46 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: Sept. 19th 2005  Sucess!

I had business in The Dalles today. (Had to see a judge about a ticket. Did you know it was against the law to drink beer while rafting the Deschutes River?) Anyway, on my way home I stopped and tagged this summit. Short but aggressive. Great views.

cmc56789

cmc56789 - Nov 7, 2004 10:41 pm

Route Climbed: Wind Mountain Trail Date Climbed: November 07, 2004  Sucess!

I had some daylight left after hiking Greenleaf Peak, and decided to give this one a shot. very easy hike, that took me about an hour up and down. I saw 7 other hikers descending while I was on the way up, and got back to my truck just as it was getting dark.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Oct 25, 2004 8:19 pm

Route Climbed: Wind Mountain Trail Date Climbed: Oct. 11th, 2004  Sucess!

Short but rewarding hike. For an "unmaintained" trail it's in really great shape!

dkantola

dkantola - Oct 20, 2004 9:45 pm

Route Climbed: Wind Mountain Trail Date Climbed: May 11 & May 25, 2004  Sucess!

Another one, like Olallie Butte, where the local Indians would rather you stay away. No signs at the trailhead and the trail isn't on any map. Despite its short length, this is a really nice hike and one of the best in the Gorge in my opinion. First time I did this as part of Hamilton/Wind/Dog in a day, the second time I combined Wind and Dog, then headed part way back up Dog for 5k ft of elevation gain.

rpc

rpc - Oct 20, 2004 1:20 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: fall '03 & summer '04  Sucess!

Have done Wind Mtn. November 2003 in drizzly weather. Nice quick hike up.



Wind Mountain again with my Mom and brother (August 27, 2004).

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