Sunday, August 11, 2013

Spencer Butte hike

Spencer Butte by TheTurducken
Spencer Butte, a photo by TheTurducken on Flickr.
On my trip to Oregon, I found myself unexpectedly in Eugene, so I decided to do a small hike. I was conveniently close to Spencer Butte, so I opted to hike up the shortest route, a mere .6 miles to the top. Although short, it is steep, with over 700 feet of elevation gain.

Even that trail is well-used, thanks to the butte's location close to the city. The route was mostly easy to follow, although there were a lot of shortcuts carved out by impatient hikers.

The view from the top was nice in all directions. I wouldn't travel cross-country just to get here, but many other cities don't have a "local" hike as nice as this.

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