To The Pinnacle

To The Pinnacle My goal for the the day was to trek up the Elk Cove Trail now that the road to access the trailhead has been reopened after having washed by the Eliot Branch and check on snow levels around the Timberline Trail. Starting near mid-day it was a warm slow trek up throughContinue reading “To The Pinnacle”

Barlow Butte and the Barlow Road

On the list of forgotten trails of Mt. Hood National Forest, the length of the Barlow Butte Trail #670 is up there on the list. It’s a shame, because it can make up half of a great loop by using the scenic Barlow Road as a return. The first half is quite the adventure upContinue reading “Barlow Butte and the Barlow Road”

Lookout Mountain via Fret Creek Loop

Overview 9.4 mile loop hike combining Forest Service Trails and 4×4 roads. 1912 feet of elevation gain Great views of the east side of Mount Hood! The normal approach to Lookout Mountain summit starts at High Prairie Trailhead and is just 3 miles.  We attempted to start from there last week but encountered more snowContinue reading “Lookout Mountain via Fret Creek Loop”