Birkenfeld Mountain from Bonneville Hot Springs
Michael, Dad, and I parked in a gravel lot behind the Bonneville Hot
Springs Lodge, hiked up a road a few hundred feet to an intersection
of three roads and a trail. We followed the trail, which took us to
Carpenters Lake. From there we followed a mixture of road and trail
that hooked us up with the PCT.
After skirting the west slopes of Table Mountain and crossing under
the power lines, the PCT became obscured by snow and we left the
trail and followed the top of the ridge over point 3563 (very
pleasant) to the summit of Birkenfeld Mountain. The summit was
tree-covered, but had good views toward the gorge.
Elevation gain: approx. 3,825 feet
Trip type: scramble
USGS quad: Beacon Rock
In: Columbia River Gorge
Car-to-car time: 6 hours 49 minutes
- 3 hours 41 minutes ascending from Bonneville Hot Springs to summit
- 2 hours 41 minutes descending from summit to Bonneville Hot Springs
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