Hardesty Trail-Crale Creek Road Loop
February 20, 1977
Seven hikers left Hiway 58 at the Hardesty trailhead and arrived at the Crale
Creek road after two miles of climbing up the trail.
We enjoyed a ten-minute snack break then after walking down the road a short
distance took off down hill through salal and other assorted underbrush, over
logs and under logs, and down a water course to a lower road.
We found the skeletal remains of a young buck deer; the skull had antlers with
two short spikes on each antler.
After a two-mile walk down the road and a stop for lunch, we turned in on the
South Willamette Trail to make our way back to the Hardesty Trail and down to
Raindrops fell on us a few times and by the time we arrived at the cars it was
We arrived back in town early after an enjoyable hike.