Humbug Mountain on a Humbug Day


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Humbug Mountain

I always enjoy a mid-winter hike. 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.

View from near the summit

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 short climb to the 2,500-foot summit with some microwave equipment. I would have been treated to some of the best views in Northwest Oregon, but I was smack dab in the middle of a fog bank. In fact, it was foggy, cold and drizzly for the entire hike. I felt like I was trying to take photos on a film noir set.

Oh well, it gives me an excuse to return soon.

Microwave tower on summit

Sun trying to break through the clouds

View from near the summit

Not much undergrowth

Mushrooms

Trailhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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