This was our first hike of a series of conditioning hikes to get ready to climb South Sister in September. We will be hiking every other weekend with each hike increasing in elevation gain until we are ready for South Sister at 4900 feet elevation gain. Our starting hikers were Lori, Becky, Jeanette, Audrey and Soibhan. Weather turn out better than expected with almost no rain. As it turned out this was not such a good conditioning hike as there were so many spots along the trail to stop and enjoy the beautiful views. It took way to long to do the hike. I am afraid we may have the same problem on many of the hike that are scheduled.
Hamilton Mt. hike is about 2100 ft. elevation gain and about 8 miles.