Tomlike Mountain and Green Point Mountain loop
A fun trip. Dad and I were thinking of scrambling the length of Woolly Horn Ridge, but we went down to the bottom of trail 407 at the confluence of the two forks of Herman Creek and the damp brush at the start of the ridge didn't look very inviting. So we took trail 406 to just past 7 1/2 Mile Camp, at this point we left the trail and ascended Woolly Horn Ridge via the basin NE of the summit. The ridge is beautiful and the hike down the south side of Tomlike Mountain is also attractive.
From Tomlike Mountain we went south to trail 409 and headed to Green Point Mountain. Green Point Mountain is the second tallest mountain in the immediate Columbia River Gorge area (I think), but it certainly has a moderate summit. We walked past the summit before we realized we were at the top.
From Green Point Mountain we took trails to Nick Eaton Ridge. The trail along Nick Eaton Ridge didn't look well used, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.
On the way back to the trailhead we took a quick detour to Indian Head, which is quite exposed with excellent views. Dad says one of his guide books calls it a scramble, but I certainly wouldn't scramble that crumbly-looking rock with all that exposure.
approx. 21 miles
approx. 5,655 feet
Columbia River Gorge
9 hours 41 minutes
1 hour 25 minutes ascending from trailhead to confluence of Herman Creek and East Fork Herman Creek
14 minutes ascending from confluence of Herman Creek and East Fork Herman Creek to where we left the trail just past 7 1/2 Mile Camp
2 hours 44 minutes ascending from where we left the trail just past 7 1/2 Mile Camp to Tomlike Mountain summit
32 minutes ascending from Tomlike Mountain summit to trail intersection to Green Point Mountain
1 hour 16 minutes ascending from trail intersection to Green Point Mountain to Green Point Mountain summit
2 hours 7 minutes descending from Green Point Mountain summit to top of trail to Indian Head
3 minutes descending from top of trail to Indian Head to Indian Head
15 minutes descending from Indian Head to top of trail to Indian Head
1 hour 5 minutes descending from top of trail to Indian Head to trailhead
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