Ok so planning my next big hike. This will be a 20 mile journey through the backside of several mountain ranges on the pacific crest trail. Here is a map and planned route: We will be "Starting from the river at around 1000 feet, it climbs nine miles up to a rock outcropping that sits at 3800 feet. 2800 feet over nine miles? Easy, right? Except that in the first five miles, the trail climbs up and over a ridge and then drops down to a stream crossing before climbing back up to 2000 feet again only to drop down to 1500 feet where the bridge is out over Stebbins Creek. That leaves the final push to the summit a 2300 foot climb in four short miles" That is the first of the adventure. You can actually read more about this first half of the adventure and see a cool 3 d map of the first portion of the hike here: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5228663 This hike is rated # 25th best hike out of 1138 trails in Washington state and #1 for the MT Hood region. So after camping the night up there we will be essentially be following the PCT south to table mountain trail and exit in Bonneville WA. You can see most of the description for the 2nd portion here (in reverse of what I am doing): http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/three-corner-rock This hike should be very challenging with a bit of cliff climbing, 360 degree views of multiple volcanic mountain ranges. Should be tiring, fulfilling and fun (after a day or two of rest afterwards).