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In late June, I returned to 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.
It had it all – – – butterflies, colorful wildflowers, elk, a coyote, views of the giants of the Cascade Mountains, vistas of the Pacific Ocean, and small birds.
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 final ascent 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 beautiful day.
Daisy and Agoseris
Monkey Flower, Purslane Family, and Foxglove