August 2010 – Hiking Table Mountain
Table Mountain is a beautiful and rewarding hike that can be done as a rigorous day hike or a more leisurely backpacking trip. As you’ll see by the size of our packs, we decided to go with the ‘leisurely’ option; however, this hike is not exactly easy, even when you break it up into two segments. It has some pretty steep climbing, some exciting rock-scrambles, and some vertigo-inspiring views, if you’re willing to get close to the edge.
We started our hike on the Oregon side, from the Bonneville trailhead. It begins in a rather enigmatically marked parking lot, and we initially thought we were lost until we ran into the pacific crest trail and were able to get our bearings. Once there, it’s easy to find your way up the mountain, minus the rock scrambles and switchbacks and stuff. If you plan on doing it in a day, get there in the morning. It is about 16 miles and will take most of the day.
Here are some pictures of our experience:
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