Saddle Mountain April 23, 2007

Saddle Mountain Peak
Saddle Mountain trail 5/13/2005

Saddle Mountain, Clapsop County, OR: The view from the top is inspiring on a clear day. It wasn’t raining so Chris and I decided to try Saddle Mountain State Park, access off highway 26 about 13 miles from the coast. The trees in the park have been damaged by high winds but the trails are still usable. We found Erythronium in bloom at lower elevations.

The trail to the crest is steep and requires good hiking boots. Shoes without heels are dangerous on these rocky soils.

The spring bloom is still several weeks away for the higher elevations but the first mile is interesting.


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