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Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 15:43:33 MST Print View

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.

seth t
(diggity) - F
oo on 03/03/2011 20:01:40 MST Print View

Mt Jefferson from the south

Edited by diggity on 04/06/2012 20:57:56 MDT.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Orygun on 03/03/2011 20:34:26 MST Print View

Grannyhiker and Retired Jerry in 3... 2...

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 21:00:22 MST Print View

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!

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 21:10:38 MST Print View

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 . . .

Edited by saparisor on 03/03/2011 21:12:08 MST.

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Orygun on 03/03/2011 21:17:23 MST Print View

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?

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 21:21:33 MST Print View

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!

Edited by hikinggranny on 03/03/2011 21:22:31 MST.

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 21:26:33 MST Print View

Thanks for the info Mary. I'll have to check out Portland hikers.

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
I get it on 03/03/2011 21:37:35 MST Print View

Now Chris' post makes sense! Took a little while to set in

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Orygun on 03/03/2011 21:58:01 MST Print View

Chris Morgan! HA HA

called that!

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 22:14:21 MST Print View

Haven't seen Jerry here, yet!

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
... on 03/03/2011 22:14:37 MST Print View

Still waiting for Jerry... Something must be wrong, or maybe he's snowshoeing more laps around Mt. Hood ;)

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 22:19:54 MST Print View

Hey Mary,

Isn't that you can't go around Jefferson cause of Warm Springs? I don't know much about Jefferson

seth t
(diggity) - F
oo on 03/03/2011 22:44:55 MST Print View

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Edited by diggity on 04/06/2012 20:58:26 MDT.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
Re: Re: Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/03/2011 22:47:11 MST Print View

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.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
hello on 03/03/2011 23:30:12 MST Print View

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 that

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
beginning of August on 03/03/2011 23:32:44 MST Print View

Expect those nasty flies and Mosquitoes

Snow at upper elevations

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: hello on 03/03/2011 23:45:16 MST Print View

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.

Michael Mathisen
(mathix)

Locale: Oregon
Re: beginning of August on 03/03/2011 23:48:56 MST Print View

Yeah not a fan of either

Edited by mathix on 03/03/2011 23:50:21 MST.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Mount Jefferson Wilderness-Oregon on 03/04/2011 14:32:59 MST Print View

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.