Wy’east Basin Hike

Wy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingGreat hike but couldn’t go the distance without skis or snow shoes due to accumulated snow and ice. Pictures nonetheless. Wy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingGreat views at 2 miles through the Vista Ridge trail gaining an elevation of 1600 ft in a little over 2 hrs. Wy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingCamping in Waxing Gibbous Moon light. Wy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking Hiking Burnt ForestBurnt forest at less than a mile through the trail head.Wy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking Hiking Burnt Forest2016 Update: On Vista RidgeWy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingWy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingWy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking HikingWy'East Basin Hike Elk Cove Vista Ridge Trail 626 Trailhead Mt Hood Oregon Backpacking Hiking

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Munra Point Hike

munra point hike panorama columbia gorge exit 35 elowah fallsOne of the more exciting day hikes close to Portland (other is Elk Mountain on OR 6), Munra Point hike is no walk in the park. The trail gains an elevation of around 1800-2000 ft in a little more than a mile. Average times (times may vary) hover around 2 hrs to the summit, extra time needed to carefully hike down the mountain. The hike begins at around 1.5-2 miles from the John B Yeon trail head. Take the CG bicycle path all the way up to Moffet Creek and turn right on to a narrow trail past signs to Trail # 400. At around 50 feet through the sign board, take the narrow steep trail to your right. The hike is a near scramble with a lot of exposure. Do not attempt should you fear your way down the mountain.munra point hike panorama columbia gorge exit 35 elowah falls trail no 400The narrow chimney that leads to the summit is a 15 ft scramble to the top. Stay safe!

Tam McArthur Rim Hike

Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
An amazing hike awaits you in the Three Sisters wilderness. The Tam McArthur Rim Trail hike starts at Three Creek Lake and continues for around 4 miles onto the Broken Top trail. You have a clear view of Three Sisters and Broken Top at 3.5 miles. It gains an elevation of roughly 1700-1800 ft at the tallest point on the trail. It takes around 90-120 mins (times may vary) for an average hiker. The views (above) further up from the summit of an unmaintained trail are simply stunning. At an elevation of 8000 odd feet, be ready for snowfields as late as July.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
You get clear views of the Three Creek Lake (above) and Mt Bachelor (below) along the trail. The trail climbs quickly, then relaxes a bit with a very gradual gradient and then steps up again.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
You reach a cliff (below, visible from the lake) at 1250 feet and around 2.5 miles into the trail beyond which the trail is not maintained. I camped 0.5 mile further up from this point for a night and came across fresh cougar paw marks in the snow fields on the route ahead. Beware this is bear country.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake
Panorama at clarity of a 50mm fixed lens for amateurs interested in orology.
Tam McArthur Rim Trail Hike Oregon Mt Jefferson Mt Hood South Sister North Sister Middle Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Washington Mt Adams Three Creek Lake Three Sisters Panorama

Lost Lake Butte Hike

Lost Lake Butte Hike Hood River Mt Hood North Lost Lake Resort Tent Camping Backpacking
South of Hood River, up by the Lost lake resort is a short but beautiful hike to what is now called the Lost Lake Butte. The hike gains an elevation of 1300 ft in 2.3 miles and takes around 60 minutes (times may vary).
Lost Lake Butte Hike Hood River Mt Hood North Lost Lake Resort Tent Camping Backpacking
It offers generous NW views of Mt Hood
Lost Lake Butte Hike Hood River Mt Hood North Lost Lake Resort Tent Camping Backpacking
Overnight tent camping has its perks.
Lost Lake Butte Hike Hood River Mt Hood North Lost Lake Resort Tent Camping Backpacking Starlight

Bachelor Mountain Hike

Bachelor Mountain Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington Coffin Lookout
One of the best sites for overnight tent camping lies probably half way (at 0.9 miles) through the roughly 1.9 miles to the summit. You gain an elevation of 1100 ft to the summit of Bachelor mountain and may take around 45-60 mins (times may vary). You witness Mt Jefferson upclose.
Bachelor Mountain Hike Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington North Sister South Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Bahelor Mt Hood Mt Adams Coffin Lookout
Bachelor Mountain Hike Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington North Sister South Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Bahelor Mt Hood Mt Adams Coffin Lookout
The trail offers views to the South Cascades, esp peaks to Mt Washington North & South Sisters, Broken Top, Three Fingered Jack, Mt Bachelor, as well as Mt Adams to the North.
Bachelor Mountain Hike Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington North Sister South Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Bahelor Mt Hood Mt Adams Coffin Lookout Maiden Peak
There are two ways to get to the trailhead in the Santiam wilderness and one of the ways (FR 1168/430) is simply not meant for passenger cars, or you may just be relying on your luck. The other one is gravel with potholes and uneven patches in some sections. Please do your research. I may be an exceptionally good driver to have managed to escape without a broken axle. 😉 Moonlight camping offered a pretty sight.
Bachelor Mountain Hike Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington North Sister South Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Bahelor Mt Hood Mt Adams Coffin Lookout
2014 Update: Night camping in a cloudy setting
Bachelor Mountain Hike Detroit Lake Oregon US22 Backpacking Overnight Moonlight Tent Camping Three sisters Mt Jefferson Mt Washington North Sister South Sister Broken Top Three Fingered Jack Mt Bahelor Mt Hood Mt Adams Coffin Lookout2016 Update: Enroute to Coffin MountainEnroute to Coffin Mountain Hike Mt Jefferson Wilderness Bachelor Mountain Detroit LakeCoffin Mountain 2

East ZigZag Hike

East Zigzag Mt Hood 1
A decently rewarding workout awaits in the name of the East Zigzag hike with around 2300 ft to gain in elevation in rougly 4.7 miles. Add another 0.5 mile should you need to park further down from the North Burnt Lake trailhead due to dicey road conditions. It took me around 120 mins to reach the summit (times may vary).
East Zigzag Hike Mt Hood Burnt Lake US 26 Oregon
Looking eastwards towards the west face of Mt Hood.
East Zigzag Hike Mt Hood Burnt Lake US 26 Oregon
Portland loves you :))).
East Zigzag Hike Mt Hood Burnt Lake US 26 Oregon
Google “Silcox Hut” to know more.
East Zigzag Hike Mt Hood Burnt Lake US 26 Oregon Silcox Hut

Neahkanie Mountain Hike

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Set along US 101 coastal highway is the Neahkanie Mountain loop hike  (North & South Neahkanie trailheads). The North trail is longer than the South with a total one-way length of 2.7 miles and an elevation gain of around 1450 feet to the highest trail-able point on the mountain. Alternatively the South trail gains around 850 feet in some 1.6 miles. It is an easy hike which may take anywhere between 60 mins to 120 mins (times may vary) to reach the so-called high point. Note the high point is easy to miss and before you know you will be on your way down the other side.
neahkanie mountain hike trek us 101 oregon coast canon beach pacific ocean manzanita
The views are great subject to fog, clouds or simply the time of the day. These pictures were taken in January 2013.
neahkanie mountain hike trek us 101 oregon coast canon beach pacific ocean manzanita