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Humbug Mountain

In April I tried a new hike in the Oregon Coastal Mountains. This one had a big plus in its favor – – – It is easily accessible.

In fact, I parked right off Highway 26 on the side of a logging road. But, in April it was a cloudy day and the top was fogged in.

In early June I returned to try the hike again, this time on a sunny day.

There is a locked gate on the logging road, but the area is accessible to hikers by a free recreational permit.

It is not a very long hike at 5 1/2 miles round-trip, and follows logging roads for its entire length. But, it is steep and rocky in places.

The hike ended after a steep climb to the 2,500-foot summit with some microwave equipment. The excellent views were reminiscent of Saddle Mountain which is close by.

On the way down I enjoyed the many colorful many wildflowers in bloom.

Margined White Butterfly

Microwave tower at summit


View toward Cannon Beach from summit


Paintbrush (Valerian too)

Tower on the summit of Humbug Mountain

Devil’s Club




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  1. What beautiful Valerian! Thank you for sharing!

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