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Dry Creek Falls to Herman Creek Pinnacles

It’s all fun and games until someone walks out into a field of poison oak


We hiked to the Herman Creek Pinnacles from the the Herman Creek Trailhead a bit ago and then I discovered that most people hike there on the PCT from Cascade Locks.

Starting at Cascade Locks you pass a nice waterfall, but coming from Herman Creek Trailhead, there’s more moss, it’s a little more peaceful, and it’s a little more scenic. They are basically a very similar experience though.

We took a little off-trail detour and discovered ourselves in the middle of a field of poison oak. We had already walked through a bunch so we just walked out carefully and did our best to not spread it from our legs/pants.

“They” say that with your first exposure you may not react and that subsequent exposures cause stronger reactions. While neither of us are sure we’ve been exposed in the past, it’s highly unlikely that we haven’t. We both suspect that we may be immune.

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    8.4 mi
    Distance

    3 hrs 22 min
    Moving Time

    30:30 min/mi
    Pace
  • 4 hrs 17 min
    Total Time
  • 54 min
    Stopped Time
  • 2.5 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 2.0 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 1540 ft
    Ascent
  • 1300 ft
    Descent

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