A Great Outing on Humbug Mountain


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Humbug Mountain

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.

Tiger Lily

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.

Roosevelt Elk

Clodius Parnassian

The Coyote has me spotted

Daisy and Agoseris

Dark-eyed Junco

The ‘trail” heading up the mountain

Pacific Ocean from the summit

Monkey Flower, Purslane Family, and Foxglove

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2 comments

  1. Beautiful shots. Well done John

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