Greenleaf Peak from Greenleaf Slough
Dad and I parked near Greenleaf Slough and hiked up past Aldrich Butte and Carpenters Lake to where Greenleaf Creek crosses the road/trail on the east side of Table Mountain. Before reaching the creek we ascended a gully and followed game trails up to Greenleaf Basin. We forded Greenleaf Creek in our extra shoes (cold!), Dad brought a towel to dry our legs with. We followed the edge of Red Bluffs for a while but dense brush soon forced us down to the road that runs through the basin. The road was clear and level and we made quick time to the power lines that run north and west of Greenleaf Peak. We followed the road under the power lines to the top of the NW ridge of Greenleaf Peak. At the ridge a trail marked by a cairn follows the ridge to the summit.
On the way down we followed the logging road through Greenleaf Basin all the way to Greenleaf Creek. A hundred feet or so downstream we found a series of logs that we crossed the stream on, much better than fording!
approx. 12 miles
approx. 3,550 feet
Columbia River Gorge, Southern Washington Cascades
8 hours 10 minutes
1 hour 18 minutes ascending from Greenleaf Slough to where we left the trail
1 hour 15 minutes ascending from where we left the trail to where we forded Greenleaf Creek
1 hour 22 minutes ascending from where we forded Greenleaf Creek to where trail starts on NW ridge
19 minutes ascending from where trail starts on NW ridge to Greenleaf Peak
15 minutes descending from Greenleaf Peak to where trail starts of NW ridge
58 minutes descending from where trail starts of NW ridge to Greenleaf Creek crossing
49 minutes descending from Greenleaf Creek crossing to where we rejoined the trail
1 hour 30 minutes descending from where we rejoined the trail to Greenleaf Slough
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Deal.