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Clear Lake Butte

Clear Lake Butte

November 06, 2009

Fire lookout towers like the one at Clear Lake Butte are available for rent during the winter months. It's very popular to rent, so make your plans early. The Clear Lake Butte Fire Lookout is located about 15 miles south of Mt. Hood in the Mt. Hood National Forest.  It's a 3 mile ski, snowshoe or...

Opal Creek

Opal Creek

February 27, 2010

Opal Creek is located in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, about 40 miles east of Salem, OR.  You'll need a NW Forest Pass to park at the trailhead. 

Teacup Lake

Teacup Lake

February 28, 2010

Teacup Lake is located on the east side of Hwy 35, a couple miles before the Mt. Hood Meadows turnoff. Parking is along the side of Hwy 35. Bring chains for the drive up Hwy 35. Although, you shouldn't need them unless conditions are bad. It's a fairly straight and flat road. The most hazardous part of...

Zigzag

Zigzag

June 04, 2005

Zigzag Mtn. is located just south of Mt. Hood. There are a number of trails to the top, which connect with all the other trails in the Mt. Hood trail system. The summits of both East and West Zigzag Mtn. make good destinations.
You'll need a NW forest pass to park at any of the many trailheads below...

Marion Lake

Marion Lake

April 29, 2010

The trailhead to Marion Lake is located about 15 miles east of Detroit, OR. From Hwy 22, turn east on Marion Creek Road (#2255) and drive 5 miles to the end of the road.
The trail to Marion Lake can be crowded on summer weekends, but fewer people continue past the lake. The lake is a good destination...

Maxwell Butte

Maxwell Butte

January 10, 2004

Ghost Ridge

Ghost Ridge

January 09, 2004

Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak

September 26, 2003

Broken Top

Broken Top

April 30, 2010

Santiam Pass

Santiam Pass

April 30, 2010

Tom Dick and Harry Mtn

Tom Dick and Harry Mtn

April 30, 2010

Middle Sister

Middle Sister

April 30, 2010

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