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Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon
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Aaron Zuniga
(gliden2) - F

Locale: Northwest
Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/05/2009 12:17:13 MDT Print View

Here's a few pic's of a loop my fiance, dog,and I did last weekend in the Mt Jefferson Wilderness. It's only a 65 mile drive from our house in Bend to the TH,so it's a perfect quick getaway. The loop consited of starting our hike at the Pamelia Lake TH. We then connected with the Hunt's Creek Trail after 2.3 miles and headed south 6 miles to the junction with the PCT. Once we reached the junction with the PCT, we hiked Northbound 5 miles back to the Hunt's Creek Trail, leaving a final 2.8 miles back to the car. Not a big mileage trip, but had a wonderful time. This was our first night using the Squall 2, and it was amazing! Zero condensation issues, easy setup, stayed taut all night with just a minor adjustment on the tensioners before bed. The both of us slept like babies in this UL castle, and still had room for the dog and our gear. Im 5'10 and She's 5'8 for reference.

Squall 2Squall 2

Squall 2 and MurmurSquall 2 and Gossamer Gear Murmur

Me and Nox Nox and I

Looking towards the PCT from the Hunt's Creek Trail
Looking across the valley at the PCT

Wild flowers along the trail
Wild flowers along the Hunt's Creek Trail

Cathedral RocksCathedral Rocks

Mt Jefferson from the Hunt's Creek TrailMt Jefferson

Hank's Lake from the Hunt's Creek Trail
Hank's Lake

Another shot of Hanks Lake
Hunt's Lake

Mt Jefferson from the PCT
Mt Jefferson from the PCT

Hunt's Cove and Hunt's LakeHunt's Cove

Edited by gliden2 on 08/07/2009 00:14:54 MDT.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/06/2009 09:49:34 MDT Print View

Its nice to see a Trip Report from a fellow Oregon BPL member. Thanks for sharing your trip.

More pictures would be nice if you have any.

Edited by thomdarrah on 08/06/2009 15:39:07 MDT.

Michael Mathisen

Locale: Oregon
Re: Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/06/2009 15:26:48 MDT Print View

Trip reports in Oregon are rare, I am glad you posted one. I'm curious, were the mosquitoes bad on your hike.

Edited by mathix on 08/06/2009 16:32:32 MDT.

Aaron Zuniga
(gliden2) - F

Locale: Northwest
Re:Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/07/2009 00:34:40 MDT Print View

Hey Thom,

Oregon BPL Represent! =) Im glad you enjoyed the TR; i posted some more pics this evening. Enjoy


This is the first trip report iv'e posted at BPL, and plan on many more. The mosquitoes were not an issue for the most part. They were definitely present, but not enough to dabble with the deet. Our Squall 2 kept us protected as we realaxed in camp and slept that evening. While I was hiking i wore a LS silkweight Patagonia shirt and BPL Thorofare pants. This system protected against the bugs and the sun; that's all i needed.

Gordon Smith
(swearingen) - MLife

Locale: Portland, Oregon
Nice report! on 08/07/2009 02:41:00 MDT Print View

Nice report and pics Aaron, thanks! Nice to see a report on Mt. Jeff. I love that area. I was there just last September with my dog, my Squall 2 and my Gossamer Gear Murmur. No fiance though:


Edited by swearingen on 08/07/2009 02:43:29 MDT.

Aaron Zuniga
(gliden2) - F

Locale: Northwest
Re:Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/07/2009 09:20:37 MDT Print View

Hey Gordon,

Glad you enjoyed my TR and pics. This is my first TR posting at BPL, so it took a little longer, but im happy with the outcome. Mad props on your TR of the Enchantments; those were some great shot's! Gotta love the Goats =) I love this area as well, and wanted to share it with the other BPL members out there.
Im planning a 44 mile loop around the Three Sisters for this weekend. The hike will connect the Green Lakes Trail, Scott's Pass Trail, PCT, Wickiup Plain Trail, and the Moraine Lake Trail. My goal is travel 35 miles the first day, camp, then hike the remaining 9 miles the next morning. I will be post a TR and pics early next week of this hike.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Re:Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon on 08/15/2009 19:26:01 MDT Print View

You might enjoy this Three Sisters Loop photo trip report on Flickr.

I'm looking forward to your Three Sisters loop report.