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Hiking Southern Oregon

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Tunnel Ridge Trail (February 28, 2021)

Six years ago today…

Descending Pilot Rock

Throwback Thursday

Hobart Bluff

Seven years ago today…

Mother’s Day Hike on Table Rock in 2014

A rare photo of a yeti in its natural environment

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Toothpick Trail (Ashland Watershed)

Three Sisters from Whychus Overlook

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The third-, fourth-, and fifth-highest peaks in Oregon

We’ve spent the past several days in Bend. On Saturday we did about a 6-mile or so hike that included this view. The view actually was better later at a place called Peak View. We were the only people on the last couple miles of this loop trail.

Directions: Start at the Whychus Creek Trailhead parking area. The trail along the creek is lovely. Most people do it as an out and back. Hence, that trail can be rather crowded. Turn it into a loop, instead, by going to Whychus Creek Overlook (pictured above), then cross the highway at the Whychus Creek Overlook Parking area. From there take a mountain bike trail from point 34 to 29 on the map you’ll see at 34. 29 is Peak View. At 29 you can get off the mountain bike trail and onto a steep, but beautiful, trail down to the Whychus Creek Trailhead parking area. There are warnings about the steepness and difficultness of that section, but unless it’s icy you’ll be fine walking it. You wouldn’t want to be on a bike though.

More Bend photos here.

Grizzly Peak from Toothpick Trail

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Grizzly Peak in the Southern Oregon Cascades from Toothpick Trail (March 2021)

Toothpick Trail in March

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View from Toothpick Trail (Ashland, Oregon – March 16, 2021)

I think, before two days ago, that I had only walked Toothpick once (maybe 15 or 18 years ago). I’ve ridden it at least a hundred times. Anyway, a couple days ago most of the trail was covered in an inch or two of icy snow so riding wouldn’t have been a very smart option.

Soda Mountain Road

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Soda Mountain Road to Hobart Bluff Trailhead in the snow (December 2020)

A few months ago we headed out to do the Hobart Bluff Trail. Alas, we never made it.

View of Wagner Butte from Tunnel Ridge Trail

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Southern Oregon – February 28, 2021