Mar 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm #1270008
I have a route planned on the southwest side
of Mount Jefferson that is about 30 miles. A portion
of it follows the PCT. I plan on doing it at the
Beginning of August. I was wondering if anyone has any exp./ knowledge
with this area.Mar 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm #1704168Mar 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm #1704188
Grannyhiker and Retired Jerry in 3… 2…Mar 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm #1704207
Would you believe that Mt. Jeff is one of the places I haven't been yet?
Try posting on http://www.portlandhikers.org/ Also search their trip reports (their search function is pretty good, IMHO). Jerry hangs out there, too!Mar 3, 2011 at 8:10 pm #1704215
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
Jefferson Park, on the north side of the mountain, is one of the most beautiful places in Oregon. It is also heavily used by day-hikers b/c it's relatively easy to get to from the I-5 corridor. But, you won't be disappointed. Where are you starting your hike?
@chris: classic. Good comic timing . . .Mar 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm #1704218
Seth, I was planning on starting at pamelia lake TH and taking the hunts creek trail south. From there take the lake of the wood trail to the swallow lake trail which meets up with the PCT just past South Cinder Peak. Once at the PCT I'd head north which would take me back to the hunts creek trail and Pamelia Lake. I plan on doing it as an overnighter, we'll see. So would a NW Forest Pass Work or would I need a heavy use permit?Mar 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm #1704222
Yes, you need a special permit from the Detroit Ranger Station to go in via Pamelia Lake, in addition to your NW Forest Pass for parking. That's one reason I haven't been there. Jefferson Park, though, still doesn't require a permit, so I don't have any excuse!Mar 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm #1704226
Thanks for the info Mary. I'll have to check out Portland hikers.Mar 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm #1704228
Now Chris' post makes sense! Took a little while to set inMar 3, 2011 at 8:58 pm #1704234
@woodenwizardLocale: Greater Mt Tabor
Chris Morgan! HA HA
called that!Mar 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm #1704240
Haven't seen Jerry here, yet!Mar 3, 2011 at 9:14 pm #1704241
Still waiting for Jerry… Something must be wrong, or maybe he's snowshoeing more laps around Mt. Hood ;)Mar 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm #1704243
@woodenwizardLocale: Greater Mt Tabor
Isn't that you can't go around Jefferson cause of Warm Springs? I don't know much about JeffersonMar 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm #1704250
ooMar 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm #1704251
My Green Trails map has all the trails ending at the Warm Springs border around Jefferson, but I know you can access Breitenbush lake, which is north, on Warm Springs land, so maybe the reservation just has prohibited trails around the mountain, or elected not to build them.Mar 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm #1704267
where am I???
I've gone from Pamelia Trailhead up to Shale Lake, but it was maybe 8 years ago, nice area
Keep thinking about doing some more in that area, so many nice areas around here
yeah, post something at portlandhikers.org
North of Jefferson is supposed to be nice – Jefferson Park – but I don't remember every being there
I've been to Three Sisters several times recently, I can't imagine a better place, ask me about thatMar 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm #1704268
Expect those nasty flies and Mosquitoes
Snow at upper elevationsMar 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm #1704272
Jerry, The Three Sister Wilderness is my favorite area to hike. I did an overnighter there in 2009. I posted a trip report here on bpl. I'd like to do the loop at some point.Mar 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm #1704273
Yeah not a fan of eitherMar 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm #1704496
Re Indian lands: The PCT goes by Breitenbush Lake and there's a pretty awful road in there from the west, but Breitenbush Lake itself is on reservation land. Last I heard, camping was allowed at the lake but not fishing or swimming. That little bit of the PCT is the only public trail on reservation land.Apr 20, 2011 at 8:58 am #1727003
My BF and I were thinking of hiking the 39 miler from hoodoo to breitenbush lake. I cannot seem to find any maps does anyone know where to find one?
Has anyone hiked this section any suggestions or comments?
ThanksApr 20, 2011 at 9:12 am #1727011
@scamp_80Locale: Portland, Oregon
You might try the Green Trails Maps
They've got a Mt. Jeffereson & a Breitenbush map. I'd call around to REI in order to see if an REI store has the particular maps you're looking for in stock.Apr 20, 2011 at 9:37 am #1727022
I've got "Geo-Graphics Mount Jefferson Wilderness Recreation Map"
Probably from REI
Don't know if they still make it
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