A Tough Hike to the Great Pyramid


A tough, tough hike on Hunchback Mountain beginning at the Zigzag Ranger Station.

Nine miles round-trip and roughly 3,700 feet of cumulative elevation gain.

Some of the stretches are as steep as a cow’s face.

It was a classic conditioning hike, mostly underneath the canopy of a mature hemlock forest.

The Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness is a fun place to visit, but a little hard on the knees.

The only open ridgetop on the hike

The only open ridgetop on the hike

Trillium

Trillium

An old trail sign

An old trail sign

Blue Grouse "hiding" from me

Blue Grouse “hiding” from me

Mt. Hood is nearby

Mt. Hood is nearby

In another month the Rhododendron will be covered with flowers

In another month the Rhododendron will be covered with flowers

A view of much of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

A view of much of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Outstanding! Near our cabin on the Zig Zag.

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  2. Stunning photos, John. What an absolute treat to find a blue grouse. And the photo of Mt. Hood literally took my breath away.

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