• Markdavin Obenza

HIKE 02: Sauer’s Mountain (Central Cascades, WA)

Updated: May 11


My brother scored tickets to hike the enchantments this September 2021 and I’m going on a bunch of hikes to get my butt in shape. Will be documenting and reviewing these hikes and talking about the gear I’m using.


Hike 02: Sauer's Mountain (Central Cascades)

May 2, 2021

Length: 6.0 miles round trip

Gain: 2000 ft.

Highest Point: 3116ft

More info on WTA


Weather much better this week. Enchantments prep continues with this gorgeous hike up Sauer’s Mountain. Fields of golden flowers cover this mountain which features stunning views of Washington’s version of the Alps. Parking is limited so it fills up easily. It's an intermediate hike worth every step. Seriously, you must go.


Feels like my mid-week stair climbing is helping!


GEAR:

REI Stormbolt Rain Jacket ($279 - New purchase)

A replacement for my last jacket that did not keep me dry. Didn't get a chance to use it, but from what it feels like, it should do a much better job in the rain.


Patagonia Nano Puff ($200 - New purchase)

Love these jackets. I had a blue one, but too small for me right now. I FELT LIKE A SAUSAGE IN IT (ugh), so I bought a larger size.


Garmin Solar Instict Watch ($399 - New purchase)

Altitude, barometer, compass, carolrie counter, GPS, steps, heart rate, oximeter all in one watch.


Russell Dri-fit shirt ($12)

Seems good so far.


Hoka One Hiking Boots ($220)

Still feels great. A little bounce makes me feel like I've got Jordans on.


Costco Carbon Fiber Polls ($30)

Great, especially for the price.


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